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.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
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.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
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.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?