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.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
What's So Great About a Rollover?
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their futures to chance.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.