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 Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Should You Ever Retire?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
What does your home really cost?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.