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March 21, 2023

Beyond the Baby Registry and How to Pay For it

Congratulations! You’re having a baby! Or maybe you’re planning on one. No matter what, one thing you’ll have to get used to is every auntie and uncle will have some advice to share - from how strict to make that sleep schedule to how tight to make that swaddle. But with the high cost of living in Hawaii, what you may really need is some financial advice to prepare for your new ‘ohana. Here are a few big purchases you should consider as you prepare for the best day of your life.

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March 07, 2023

How to Save Money When Moving

Hawaii will always be home. But whether you’re relocating for a new job opportunity, returning to raise a family, or upgrading from a Makiki condo to a Mililani house, moving for locals can be costly. Here are five ways to save on moving so you can focus on your fresh start.

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February 21, 2023

5 vacation cities for locals (and how to finance them)

After a few years of staycations and limited travel, kama‘ᾱina are now itching to scratch their travel bugs and see the world. But with so many travel options, what are the best destinations to visit when you live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? And more importantly, what are your options if you need help financing your trip? Let’s explore five cities to chase your wanderlust without breaking the bank.

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February 07, 2023

Five Tips for Financial Wedding Planning

Your wedding day will be special, whether it’s a 500-person party at a Waikiki resort or an intimate gathering with your friends and family. But paying for your wedding will be your first financial challenge as a young married couple. Here are five quick tips to think about when it comes to the financial side of planning your wedding.

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January 04, 2023

Empowering yourself with a Personal Loan

We all love living in Hawaii, but it can be tough making a living in paradise. To cover the gaps in your fluctuating finances, sometimes taking out a personal loan is a smart choice. While some believe there’s a stigma associated with borrowing money, there are many positive benefits to taking out a personal loan. Here are four reasons why taking out a personal loan can help empower you to take control of your finances.

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December 05, 2022

Big bills, big decisions. Loans for large purchases.

Nobody loves the idea of being in debt. But there are times in life when you may need some financial support for a big purchase, an unexpected expense, or it just makes sense to invest in your future. And we all know with Hawaii’s high cost of living, we can use all the help we can get. Beyond a home, car, or business loan, personal loans can help you make that major purchase. But those unfamiliar with personal loans may have questions about whether this might be the right choice. Here are five things to know that can help you make the right loan decision.

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