Thursday, September 23, 2021
When I told a friend that I was going to review products from Patagonia his demeanor shifted instantly from reserved adult to giddy adolescent. The name meant very little to me but after some googling it was clear he was an icon in the climbing and outdoor world long before...
Aloha!! I had a great time with Kevin Sakamoto of Bank of Hawaii walking down memory lane. About 25 years ago, I worked for the Bank of Hawaii as the Manager of the International Operations, Finance and Administration. The Bank of Hawaii has changed quite a bit since then and...
One year ago, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission made the fateful decision to end the Net Energy Metering program and replace it with Customer Grid-Supply and Customer Self-Supply, resulting in a steady decline in PV projects, customer choice and solar employment. Even worse, Grid-Supply is now closed and Self-Supply continues...
Regular readers of this column may remember that last year, just about this time, we reviewed a nifty little tablet called the Nexus 9, made specifically for Google by HTC, a Taiwanese manufacturer known primarily for its Android and Windows smartphones. The Nexus 9 has a lot of good things...
Editor's note: The genesis for this interview came about following a rather unsatisfactory experience with a solar contractor I hired to put a PV system on my roof. The contractor, who calls himself the "Solar Guy", put the system together but failed to close the deal with HECO. Essentially after the system was on the roof...
This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com. By J.R. Robinson Retirement income planning apps have proliferated in recent years, as people have sought out new tools to help them investigate how various investing and spending strategies may affect the values of their nest eggs upon retirement and sustainability thereafter. Some of these...
I’ve written about Ancestry.com previously and have come to the conclusion that it’s a great product for people who both want to do research and create a family tree. Another plus is that their database of users is so big that you’ll inevitably connect with distant relatives who also...
This article originally appeared on NerdWallet.com By J.R. Robinson Retirement planning is by far the most important financial objective for millions of Americans who are near or at the end of their careers. For many retirees, income from guaranteed sources such as Social Security and pensions must be supplemented with withdrawals...