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.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.