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HI-Priced Q&A: Working Full-Time, Part-Time And Freelancing — All For $45K Per Year

HI-Priced Q&A: Working Full-Time, Part-Time And Freelancing — All For $45K Per Year

“I’m 31 years old and people think I shouldn’t be getting help from my parents, but I think that’s a reality that a lot of my generation is facing.”

HI-Priced Q&A: Commuting, Paying For Preschool And Digging Out Of Debt

HI-Priced Q&A: Commuting, Paying For Preschool And Digging Out Of Debt

“If we sold our house and got rid of all our debt and then tried to start afresh, we wouldn’t come back to Hawaii. There would be no way to come back.”

How A Couple From Iowa Makes Ends Meet In Ewa Beach

How A Couple From Iowa Makes Ends Meet In Ewa Beach

In HI-Priced, a new email newsletter that’s part of our ongoing “Living Hawaii” series, we’re asking local people how they make ends meet in the Aloha State.

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

A state senator, inspired by the island nation’s program, wants to build massive amounts of public housing that residents could purchase.

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’ Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’

Living with multiple generations is a way of life in Hawaii that Jowenna Ellazar embraces. But like many others, she has few options in a city where the median home price hovers around $800,000.

Living Hawaii: Our Surprising Property Tax Poison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Our Surprising Property Tax Poison

It may seem counterintuitive, but our low property tax rates in the islands add to our high cost of living.
Living Hawaii: New Studies Show The Price Of Paradise Is Still Defeating Us Flickr.com

Living Hawaii: New Studies Show The Price Of Paradise Is Still Defeating Us

When it comes to buying power and the rising cost of living, we still haven't fully recovered from the Great Recession.
Living Hawaii: Rooftop Solar Boosts Home Values Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Rooftop Solar Boosts Home Values

Amid changing incentives, home solar may take more time to pay off. But how does it affect resale values?