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Enough about the past; let’s talk about the future of work. How, when and where will we work? We are already working full-time, part-time, on-demand, temporarily, once-in-awhile time… ...from home, from our car, a train, plane or automobile and from across town or across the world. We work for free, for a fee,...
Hold on to your wallets!! Hawaii taxes likely to significantly increase this year. Tom Yamachika, President of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, joins Reg Baker on Business in Hawaii to discuss a variety of proposed new taxes in Hawaii.  Scary times and Halloween is still months away.  
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of interviews on personal investment strategy with JR Robinson, founder of Honolulu-based Financial Planning Hawaii. Holding a degree in Economics from Williams College, he has been a financial advisor since 1989. A regular contributor to Hawaii Reporter, JR has written on a broad...
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with JR Robinson, founder of Honolulu-based Financial Planning Hawaii. Holding a degree in Economics from Williams College, he has been a financial advisor since 1989. A regular contributor to Hawaii Reporter, JR has written on a broad range of financial planning...
by Carleen MacKay ::  Rob Kinslow Entrepreneurs are risk-takers and business daredevils whose innovation is re-forming the backbone of our nation’s prosperity. The story of an entrepreneur is one who is able to efficiently and doggedly follow the following process: First, s(he) must be able to identify and start a...
by Carleen MacKay ::  Rob Kinslow We've written about the day after the day after tomorrow, now... Ask yourself… Are you ready for the day after tomorrow? 2020 question? Are your skills current? By 2020—Advances Accelerate in Social Media Technology: The “half-life” of skills is shrinking and change is accelerating. People who...
As financial services become increasingly automated, retirement-spending apps have emerged that enable users to enter their income needs and portfolio information and ostensibly get a reasonable prediction of whether or how long their nest eggs may last in retirement. There are many of these apps on the market now,...
By J.R. Robinson It is said that nothing tests the mettle of a long term investor like a good bear market.  While the stock market’s slide over the past few weeks hardly qualifies as a bear market, it has already been enough to send scores of investors  - both laymen...
Investment Commentary from John H. Robinson February 3, 2016 Warren Buffett is widely regarded as one of the most astute investors in modern history. The following are some of his classic pieces of advice: ▪ Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful. ▪ The stock market is a device...
This article first appeared in NerdWallet By J.R. Robinson As a practical matter, the factors that determine how long our accumulated nest eggs may last after we retire fall into two categories – those that we can control and those we cannot. Primary factors that are largely beyond our control include, of...