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Financial Planning

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Corporate Benefits

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Wealth Management

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Welcome to Matson Financial Advisors, Inc.

Michael Matson

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.

 

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Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

 

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Countdown to College

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

Your DNA Test

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.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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