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Financial Planning

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Corporate Benefits

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Wealth Management

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Welcome to Matson Financial Advisors, Inc.

Michael Matson

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.

 

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The Cycle of Investing

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

What Is an Annuity?

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

 

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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9 Facts About Retirement

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A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

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A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

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There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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