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Is Hawaii expensive?

“I heard milk is like $5/gallon. That’s ridiculous, how do you guys deal with that; Is Hawaii expensive?” is a question I get asked a lot. People make a big deal about milk being $5 gallon in conversations with me after they find out I grew up in Hawaii. However, if you consider what you’re

Is Hawaii expensive?2018-09-05T07:03:08+00:00

Rent or Buy in Hawaii – Not Sure How Long Will Stay

A note from a visitor to AimforAwesome - and my reply. Hope it helps you decide what to do too! Hi Vern, I really loved your articles about Hawaii. There were so many articles available, I plan to visit your site throughout this year till I move to Hawaii. For me, It's not about whether

Rent or Buy in Hawaii – Not Sure How Long Will Stay2017-05-18T20:52:46+00:00

How Much Money Is Enough

North shore of the island of Molokai. Copyright forest-and-kim at Flickr.com Creative Commons. This article is about how much money is enough to move to and live in Hawaii. Could a single person make it by bringing $3,000 in a bank account? If you arrived in Hawaii and made $20,000 per year with

How Much Money Is Enough2017-05-18T20:52:37+00:00

How to Save Money in Hawaii – Buying at the Right Time

Copyright Lifehacker Lifehacker is one of my favorite sites, has been for years. They just came out with their 2018 guide - The Best Time to Buy Anything in 2018 Life in Hawaii is astronomically expensive, and this guide can help you save a couple hundred dollars in a year. I know

How to Save Money in Hawaii – Buying at the Right Time2018-06-19T18:02:37+00:00

Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Nightmare

Hawaii has a serious, unavoidable, and catastrophic problem when it comes to being able to provide affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. As I consider moving back to Hawaii and settling down I'm forced to ask myself... with a master's degree, a past history of earning over $100K per year, a handful of Microsoft

Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Nightmare2017-05-18T20:53:08+00:00

Honolulu Rental Nightmare

A friend in Honolulu rents out a couple units and we've been chatting back and forth about his recent bad time with it. From what I understand, a girl with two sons needed a place to stay. Apparently she didn't have the initial money down she needed, but convinced my friend that her Hawaii welfare

Honolulu Rental Nightmare2017-05-18T20:53:09+00:00