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Wikimedia Commons

If you lose something, there are a number of options to explore. Around the state, you can post information on Craig’s list, and other online sites. In Honolulu, you can check the police department—which collects items that people find.  But the lost and found operations in one Asian city are on another scale entirely. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / Tracy O
Flickr / Tracy O

Investment from China is climbing around the world. That includes in the United States—and here in Hawai‘i. And a report out this week shows it’s also continuing to rise in Australia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wikipedia Commons

There’s a financial debate underway in many countries around the world. It’s not about interest rates or taxes, but about coins—and whether it’s time to drop them. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

South Korea plans to phase out coins entirely by the year 2020.  The Bank of Korea has already cut back on the number of coins it mints—reducing them by nearly a third over the past ten years.

Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Half of Hawaii Does Too.

Mar 30, 2016
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Flickr / Edmund Garman

If you’re a Hawai‘i resident, this may come as no surprise: Hawai‘i is an expensive place to live. A new study highlights that reality and exactly how many of Hawai‘i’s working families are living paycheck to paycheck. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

Town Square: Women & Money From Women In Money

Aug 13, 2015
Tax Credits / Flickr
Tax Credits / Flickr

  Ok ladies, this question is for you: How well do you handle investing and other financial matters? Our Town Square panel of financial advisers explores what women of all ages need to better understand now to prosper in the future. Women and money from women in money.

Bringing Financial Literacy Into The Classroom

May 6, 2015
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawai‘i is one of the worst states when it comes to preparing its high school students for financial literacy. A study done by The Center for Financial Literacy gave Hawai‘i an “F,” along with 10 other states. HPR’s Molly Solomon looks at some steps being taken to raise that grade.

www.womenon20s.org
www.womenon20s.org

A group is working to put a female face onto the $20 bill.  

“Women on 20’s” launched a website that lets people vote for a number of women that fought for equal rights. The campaign has since gone viral on the internet and Facebook, collecting more than 25,000 votes since launching a week ago.

What it's like to live on $7.25 an hour in Honolulu

May 26, 2014
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawaii is now officially the third state this year to increase its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law Friday, gradually raising it over the next four years. Even with that increase, surviving on a minimum wage job is a challenge. Especially in a state with one of the highest costs of living. HPR’s Molly Solomon spent some time with someone who knows that firsthand.

Town Square: Women , Men, and Money

Feb 20, 2014

Recent research shows the trend is up in better-educated breadwinning wives. Next on Town Square, Maui psychologist Brad Klontz and New York based author, Farnoosh Torabi give us a preview of their study and Torabi's forthcoming book. Oahu psychologist. Martin Johnson, head of the Hawaii Center for Psychology, is also on the women, men and money trail and we'll look at his research, too. 

Flickr / Ed Coyle Photography
Flickr / Ed Coyle Photography

Hawaii has the second highest concentration of millionaires in the country. Research from Phoenix Marketing International shows a little more than 7% of residents here are millionaires. Only Maryland has a higher percentage of wealth. But when it comes to millionaires on the international scene, some changes are coming. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.