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.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What does your home really cost?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.