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.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
What If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
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.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.