Brian Lee, Principal, of E’BUS Consulting LLC, talks about how they provide Estate Planning Services by focusing on three important areas: educating the client, asking the right questions, and providing clients with available options to obtain their goal(s).
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 23-0114 | Reiko Lewis, Ventus Design
Reiko Lewis, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, CAPS, Principal, of Ventus Design discusses the services they provide such as interior modifications / remodeling as well as interior decorations and how Aging-In-Place does not mean simply installing equipment or devices. Aging in place also involves the psychological aspect of getting old. Considering age is undoubtedly essential, but it is more important to …
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-1203 | Gayvial D. James, Taxpayer Advocate Service
Gayvial D. James, Local Taxpayer Advocate for Hawaii & Pacific US Territories from the Taxpayer Advocate Service discusses the services that their office provides as “Your Voice at the IRS” to help kupuna with their tax issues when they have exhausted the normal channels at the Internal Revenue Service and have nowhere else to turn to get assistance in resolving …
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0910 | Tina Andrade, Catholic Charities Hawaii
Tina Andrade, Vice-President, Mission Integration, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i discusses the services they provide such as Family Strengthening, homelessness & housing, children with emotional and behavioral challenges; crisis pregnancy; adult violence and abuse; immigrants achieving citizenship and family reunification; mental health, independent living for seniors and affordable housing, as well as the affordable senior housing development Meheula Vista in Mililani Mauka.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0903 | Gerald Shintaku, Star Events
Gerald Shintaku, Director, of Star Events talks about the 2022 Young at Heart Expo. This free, fun event provides an educational, entertaining weekend to promote health and well-being of our community with emphasis on the positive aspects of aging. This event brings together many available services that are dedicated to serving to our kupuna.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0827 | Stacy Takekawa, Estate Planning Partners
Stacy K. Takekawa, Esq. of Estate Planning Partners talks about the difference between a Will and a Trust, what Probate is and what causes an estate to end up in a probate proceeding after someone passes away, as well as the importance of having proper estate planing in place which also includes Advanced Health Care Directives, and Power of Attorney.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0820 | Steve Tokita, Caring Transitions of Honolulu
Steve Tokita from Caring Transitions of Honolulu discusses the Senior Relocation Services they provide including Downsizing, Decluttering, and Estate Sales and how they are your compassionate onsite advocate, keeping your family’s best interest at heart by focusing on minimizing your stress during challenging and often overwhelming times in your family’s life.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0813 | Travis Agustin, Agustin Hawaii Law
Travis M. Agustin, Esq. from Agustin Hawaii Law, LLLC talks about Basic Estate Planning and the importance of updating Estate Plans every three (3) to five (5) years, as circumstances, goals, status of beneficiaries, laws, and assets may change, in addition to how to avoid unnecessary arguments after you pass away through diligent Estate Planning.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0730 | Dennis Hwang, University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
Dennis Hwang, Faculty, from the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program discusses his book, Homeowner’s Handbook To Prepare for Natural Hazards Fourth Edition, and how homeowner’s can prepare for six (6) common natural hazards: tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcano, and climate change.
KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0723 | Bernadette Kaneshiro, First Hawaiian Bank
Bernadette Kaneshiro, Assistant Vice President and Senior Mortgage Loan Officer from the Mortgage Banking Division at First Hawaiian Bank discusses the different mortgage loan options available such as the adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), refinancing, and home equity lines of credit (HELOC), as well as what a buyer will need to do to prepare for a mortgage loan consultation.