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.
Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What does your home really cost?