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.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
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.
An Arm and a Leg
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
What does your home really cost?