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Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone

Hawaii is truly an amazing, magical place. I was lucky to grow up there as a kid. It’s warm, safe and offers exotic scenery and activities.  However, paradise comes with a cost. It’s expensive, small and a radically different lifestyle than what you grew up with if you were born and raised on the mainland.

Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone2019-01-29T08:25:26-10:00

Top 3 ways Hawaii residents afford the high cost of living

How to afford cost of living in Hawaii #1: Simple Lifestyles Locals in Hawaii live very simple lives. People don’t own “toys” like recreational vehicles or ATVs. No one has a boat, unless they are a fisherman for a living. It’s things like this that Hawaii residents do to afford the high cost of living.

Top 3 ways Hawaii residents afford the high cost of living2019-02-06T08:17:47-10:00

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?2019-07-16T17:35:11-10:00

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 Stay2017-05-18T20:52:46-10:00

How Much Money Do Honolulu, Hawaii Residents Make?

I would have guessed that the average income for families in Hawaii was higher. It does make sense why everyone is griping about how expensive everything is - when the average is pretty low in comparison with the prices for everything. It's safe to say, at these income levels - you need A+ credit to

How Much Money Do Honolulu, Hawaii Residents Make?2017-05-18T20:52:58-10:00

Hawaii’s High Cost of Living – 2019 edition

When most people from the US mainland visit our beautiful state, they experience "sticker shock" on their first grocery store visit. The reason why the cost of living in Hawaii so high is due to three simple reasons: we have some of the highest costs (if not THE highest cost) of land, transportation, and fuel, all

Hawaii’s High Cost of Living – 2019 edition2019-08-20T07:46:53-10:00

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 Nightmare2019-02-11T07:48:00-10:00