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.
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
If you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.