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.
Raising Healthy Children
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
Estate Management Checklist
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Good Health is Good Business
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
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.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.