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.
Password Protection Strategies
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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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?
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.