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.
Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Planning for the Expected
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.