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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...
by Rob Kay If you want to get into an argument, or possibly a fistfight, try taking a pro-GMO stance the next time you get together with friends or family. There seems to be no issue quite as contentious as genetically modified foods, aka GMOs. The conventional wisdom, at least among...
  by Rob Kay Until recently there wasn't a hotter business sector in Hawaii than solar. It was so lucrative that mainland companies were setting up shop in the Aloha State to get in on the action. Keith Cronin, originally from New York, had been running a successful solar and energy...
by Rob Kay It's been said that "everyone has a book in them." Thanks to the Internet and the commensurate growth of technologies that support self-publishing, a number of Hawaii writers have taken the leap. A case in point is local author Mike Schmicker, whose most recent book, "The Witch of...
by Rob Kay Conventional wisdom has it that to be successful a tech startup company has to leave Hawaii to be successful. This week we’ll look at two companies being hatched by local incubator Blue Startups. One of them, a company called KeyReply, recently relocated to Oahu from Singapore to gain entry into...
by Rob Kay University of Hawaii researcher Bradley Willcox, a Canadian-born physician, is quite certain he lives in paradise. It's not the beaches, the weather or the surfing that has this geriatrician so enthralled. Willcox, one of the world's experts on healthy aging, came here from Harvard University 13 years...
by Rob Kay Protecting your data from malware is as important as ever but do you still need a dedicated antivirus program to accomplish this? I posed this question to Mike Meyer, formerly Internet general manager at Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and now Chief Information Officer at Honolulu Community College. It's Mike's opinion that with...
by Rob Kay Last month the cost of the Wall Street Journal’s annual print subscription for Hawaii readers doubled to more than $1,000, and as a longtime subscriber, I decided I'd had enough. It was time to go digital and join the 21st century. I needed a tablet that was...