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 Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Buy/sell agreements are designed a business against the death of a principal or key employee.
How long does a $20 bill last?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.