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.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Ready for Retirement?
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.