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.
Inflation - Back to the Future
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
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Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
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This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?