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Hawaii's 101 Financial Makes Inc. 500 Fastest Growing List

Magazine List Recognizes Fast Growing Private U.S. Companies

101 Financial's Inc.500 profile page

HONOLULU (August 12, 2009) - 101 Financial, a Hawaii company based in Kahuku, today was ranked number 437 by Inc. magazine on its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. 101 Financial, a financial education and services company, becomes only the second Hawaii company in 20 years to make the magazine's prestigious list.

101 Financial was founded in 2002 by Alan Akina and has more than 6,000 clients and 300 instructors statewide. The company provides financial educational classes and counseling to middle-income families in Hawaii. The company uses personal in-home visits by a trained certified instructor to provide budgeting techniques, banking strategies, debt management and credit building services.

"We are honored to be part of an elite group of successful companies that are fast-growing by servicing their customers needs and creating new jobs as their companies grow," said Alan Akina, president and founder of 101 Financial. "We work for Hawaii middle class families. First, we help them really understand their money situation. Second, to get organized. And, third, provide them a plan that works to pay off debts more quickly."

The list is the most comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. This year's Inc.500 list, the 27th annual, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc500.com. Two lists were announced today - the Inc.500 and the Inc.5000. Click here to see 101 Financial's Inc. 500 profile page.

"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc.500," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growing companies in the nation - the ones coming up with solutions to some of our knottiest problems, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without."

101 Financial is has also been named to the Pacific Business News Fastest 50 list for the third consecutive year. The company received first place for Advancing Marketplace Trust in the 2008 Better Business Bureau of Hawaii Torch Awards competition.


101 Financial is a Hawaii-based financial educational company specializing in helping middle-income families get financially organized, get out of debt and get into their first home or investment opportunity. 101 Financial has helped thousands of clients save time and money with our i101 accounts. Our mission is to help families experience the "Financial Peace of Mind" that comes from being debt-free.

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