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.
Raise Your Retirement Income
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement - Clear and Wrong?
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
What does your home really cost?
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.