I was in first grade when I learned to read. Ms. Haight arranged us in reading groups according to our abilities and I was excited to sit with the “readers” versus the “not quite readers.” We would sit on round plastic turquoise stools that were attached to heavy round folding tables... Read More
The first thing I do when I get in a car is buckle my seatbelt. Safety in cars wasn’t what it is today. But maybe it didn’t need to be; our parents drove big, all metal cars equivalent to today’s Hummer. And those rear wheel drive Chevy’s and Buick’s and Ford’s got us through the winter months just fine... Read More
I have little musical talent. Actually, little is even an exaggeration. When I was in fourth grade I attempted to master the trumpet. After failing time and again to nail down the proper timing to play my notes the conductor of our elementary school band kindly suggested I spend more time in the gym or classroom... Read More
Welcome to Matson Financial Advisors, Inc.
Matson Financial Advisors is a caring team of service professionals dedicated to meeting the financial goals of our individual and corporate clients. Our success is attributable to being intentional listeners, asking probing questions and deciphering your true needs so we can determine if we can be a good long-term fit in hand-holding you and your family successfully through your financial journey. Just as learning to read starts with knowledge of the sounds from each letter of the alphabet, our journey with a client begins with the foundation of mutual trust, respect and willingness to have honest dialogue. Like the conductor of the orchestra, we do not step in to play your instrument for you but rather demonstrate how to improve the sound so it sings boldly the way you envision. We are confident in our ability to encourage, teach, challenge and support you in achieving the goals for your family and your business.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What does your home really cost?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.