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.
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.
Ready for Retirement?
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving—or dragging—the economy.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
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.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.