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 Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.