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Do You Need to Use Traditional Banking Services?

We’ve been brought up to think that traditional banks are the place to go for anything financial, especially as a place to keep and withdraw your money. Is that really still true? Let’s look at the pros and cons. Traditional … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Saving and Investing

Savings One Step at a Time

Congratulations to Anuhea, tied for second-place winner in our Savings Blog Contest! Anuhea, from our store at Waipouli Plaza, continues our series of real-life advice about the importance of saving: Are you spending too much? Have you ever wondered what … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Saving and Investing

Prepare for a “Rainy Day”

Congratulations to Michelle, tied for second-place winner in our Savings Blog Contest! Michelle, from our Kopeko Plaza, Kailua-Kona, store, continues our series of real-life advice about the importance of saving: Growing up, we were told to “save for a rainy day,” … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Saving and Investing, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

Saving Can Start with the Smallest Actions

Congratulations to Lorna, first-place winner in our Savings Blog Contest!  Lorna, from our Hilo, Hawaii, store, offers advice on how to start saving with small steps: In the business of everyday life, a lot of us struggle with the need … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Saving and Investing, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

Check Your Qualification: The EITC Could Be a Windfall!

EITC=Earned Income Tax Credit. It doesn’t sound very exciting, but it could potentially mean an extra refund at tax time—and sometimes a very significant refund. The EITC was designed to assist low-to-moderate income families, and is considered to be the … Continue reading

Posted in Tax Planning

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