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.
Countdown to College
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Buying vs. Leasing a Car
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Tips to Prevent the #1 Cause of Marital Rift
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
What does your home really cost?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”