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.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Changing Unhealthy Behaviors
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?