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.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Changing Unhealthy Behaviors
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
What does your home really cost?
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?