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101 Financial partnered with NBA player Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks to make a basketball camp in Hawaii available for free to 230 youths in grades three to twelve.

June 2016

The financial education company 101 Financial, has been recognized by the Hawaii Small Business Administration and Hawaii Business Magazine. 101 Financial has received The Hawaii Business Editor's Choice Award for Most Innovative Business. Alan Akina, founder of 101 Financial, accepted the award.

May 2016

101 Financial teaches students critical money-management methods not taught typically taught in school. CEO and Founder Alan Akina recently retained product development and learning systems expert Adele Sommers PhD and innovator and brand strategist Jeffrey Stamp PhD to develop and optimize learning systems which enable Akina's students to reduce debt and manage money properly.

April 2016


Alan Akina Guest Speaker at BYUH
Alan at BYUH Alan Akina was a guest speaker at BYUH and spoke about the mission of 101 Financial.
September 2011

Financial Fitness Tip of the Week on the KHON2 Morning News
Financial Fitness on KHON2 Alan Akina partners with KHON2 to Host the Financial Fitness Tip of the Week each Monday morning.
January 2011

101 Financial Makes Hawaii's Fastest 50 List for the 4th Time
Fastest 50 101 Financial announced that it is a finalist in the 2010 "Hawaii's Fastest 50" small business awards program.
August 2010

101 Financial Earns a BBB Rating of A+
BBB A+ 101 is proud to announce that the BBB has now awarded us with the rating of "A+," the highest grade a business can receive from the BBB
August 2010

Fast-Growing Firm Teaches Basics of Finance
North Shore native found passion in helping Island families eliminate debt (Honolulu Advertiser)
March 2010

101 Financial Makes Inc.500 List for 2009
Inc.500 The Magazine's list recognizes fast growing private U.S. companies. Get your copy of INC.500 today.
August 2009

101 Financial on the KHON Morning News Show
Alan Akina, President of 101 Financial, made an appearance on the KHON 2 morning news show on August 12th.
August 2009

101 Financial on the KGMB 9 Morning News
Alan appeared on KGMB 9 morning News, Monday, August 17th, and talked with Howard Dicus.
August 2009

101 Financial in the Honolulu Advertiser and Start Bulletin Newspapers
Both Honolulu Newspapers ran stories on 101 Financial's INC.500 Listing.
August 2009

101 Financial Earns a BBB Rating of A
Hawaii's Better Business Bureau is about to launch a new ratings system that makes it easier for consumers to quickly and easily find trustworthy business.
February 2009

Howard Dicus Show
Alan Akina talks with Howard Dicus on 101 financial. (Aired 10/24/08: Recorded in the PBS Hawaii studio.)
October 2008

Hawaii Business Magazine
Alan Akina shares his insights on the success of 101 Financial
September 2008

PBN's Fastest 50 Award
101 Financial Ranks No. 5 on Pacific Business News' Fastest 50 Companies for 2008
August 2008

First-Time Homebuyer's Seminar
101 Financial, Century 21, Clear Mortgage and Old Republic Title held a seminar for first-time homebuyers
August 2008

Surviving the Economic Storm
Alan Akina was one of four experts presenting "Secrets of Hawaii's Fastest 50 Growing Small Businesses," Sponsored by the Small Business Administration
July 2008

BBB Award: Advancing Marketplace Trust
101 Financial Wins the 2008 BBB Torch Award for Advancing Marketplace Trust
June 2008

Pacific Century Fellows
Alan Akina has been selected as a participant of the 10th class of Pacific Century Fellows
February 2008

2007 Fastest 50 Award
101 Financial Receives the #5 Position in PBN's 2007 Hawaii's Fastest 50

Community Leader of the Year
Alan Akina Receives PBN's 2007 Bank of Hawaii Community Leader of the Year

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