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.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Countdown to College
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability, along with average and marginal tax rates.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
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.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?