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.
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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
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