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.
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Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.