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.
Avoiding Cognitive Decline
Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
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
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.