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.
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
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The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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What does your home really cost?
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.
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