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.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
9 Facts About Retirement
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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?