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.
Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
What's So Great About a Rollover?
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
If you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering.
There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.