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.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
What does your home really cost?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.