Community Corner

Hit the Reset Button on Your Finances

Saving for a “rainy day” is good advice, but building an emergency fund seems an impossible task if your paycheck just doesn’t stretch beyond monthly expenses. Then the pandemic hit and we all experienced how important an emergency fund really is. Now that Hawaii is heading into a new normal, it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button on our personal finances.

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Why To Get (Or Not Get) a Personal Loan

No one knows what tomorrow may bring. It’s even more true given the uncertain times we are in. Until our national and local economies are set on a more stable and predictable path, it’s probably a good idea to take a more measured approach to spending, and especially to borrowing money.

When it comes to applying for a personal (unsecured) loan,

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VITA Program Provides Free Tax Help

Complex tax laws and complicated forms present a challenge for many people each year when income tax filings are due. The Internal Revenue Service understands that some people may not be able to pay a tax preparer, especially in these challenging times. That’s where the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program can help.

Established more than 50 years ago,

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Cash In Your Coins!

Have you noticed signs at cash registers around town requesting that customers make purchases with exact change? No, we are not having a nationwide “coin shortage,” but the pandemic has indirectly left financial institutions and businesses a little “short changed.”

With more people staying at home and shifting to online purchases, there has been a dramatic decrease in coin circulation.

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Light Up the Season With Holiday Cash

With all the changes and challenges we have been through this year, it’s important for family and friends to celebrate the holidays and end the year on a note of goodness and light. Even if your personal finances are more limited this year, you can still make the season a little brighter.

Look into a Holiday Personal Loan to help you with gift giving,

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