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.
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
What does your home really cost?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.