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.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Countdown to College
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.