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 Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.