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.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
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.
Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.