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 Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.