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.
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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
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.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
What does your home really cost?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.