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For more than 20 years, Money Matters, Scott Hanson and Pat McClain’s weekly call-in talk radio program, has fielded thousands of questions from callers just like you; people who care about their financial health, and who need answers today. Do you have a question about investing, retirement or finance? Or are you a student of the markets? Then Money Matters is the show for you. Listen at your convenience to one of the longest running financial radio shows on www.moneymatters.com, through iTunes, or you can have podcasts delivered right to your email. Subscribe today. Money Matters: Entertainment that educates. Join the conversation, ask Scott and Pat your financial questions, by sending an email to questions@moneymatters.com.

For more than 20 years, Money Matters, Scott Hanson and Pat McClain’s weekly call-in talk radio program, has fielded thousands of questions from callers just like you; people who care about their financial health, and who need answers today. Do you have a question about investing, retirement or finance? Or are you a student of the markets? Then Money Matters is the show for you. Listen at your convenience to one of the longest running financial radio shows on www.moneymatters.com, through iTunes, or you can have podcasts delivered right to your email. Subscribe today. Money Matters: Entertainment that educates. Join the conversation, ask Scott and Pat your financial questions, by sending an email to questions@moneymatters.com.
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For more than 20 years, Money Matters, Scott Hanson and Pat McClain’s weekly call-in talk radio program, has fielded thousands of questions from callers just like you; people who care about their financial health, and who need answers today. Do you have a question about investing, retirement or finance? Or are you a student of the markets? Then Money Matters is the show for you. Listen at your convenience to one of the longest running financial radio shows on www.moneymatters.com, through iTunes, or you can have podcasts delivered right to your email. Subscribe today. Money Matters: Entertainment that educates. Join the conversation, ask Scott and Pat your financial questions, by sending an email to questions@moneymatters.com.

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Episodes

Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

4/21/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls, then discuss the potential for continued interest rate increases and the pros and cons of investing in real estate. Scott and Pat take a call from a 70-year old woman who needs to take a required minimum distribution and wants to know which of her retirement accounts she should draw down first. Next, a caller wants to know what Scott and Pat think about the financial writer Harry Dent Jr. Later, a caller...

Duration:00:52:45

Understanding What Might Be Lurking In Your Bond Portfolio

4/14/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls and talk about what might be lurking in your bond portfolio and the importance of not putting your retirement in jeopardy for your child’s college education. Scott and Pat take a call from a high school student who was accepted to Columbia University and the University of San Francisco and wants to know if she should take on more student loan debt to go to Columbia University. A caller purchased viaticals...

Duration:00:52:45

Pension Decisions and Consolidating 401(k)s

4/7/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls helping the callers to prepare for retirement. Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants a strategy to help him reduce his tax burden while paying for his second son to go to college. A caller has a pension and wants to know if he should take the lump sum or annuity to manage his retirement. A 58-year-old man wants to know what he should do with the money he has in multiple 401(k)s. A wife calls on...

Duration:00:52:45

The Problem with Annuities

3/31/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls and talk about the problem with annuities, playing a voicemail they received from an annuity wholesaler. Scott and Pat take a call from a woman who is 70 years old and wants to know how much money she should have in stocks versus bonds. A caller attended a living trust seminar and wants to know if he and his wife need one. A 59-year-old woman was laid off and wants to know if she should cash out her 401(k)...

Duration:00:52:45

The Role of a Fiduciary and the Importance of Retirement Planning

3/24/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the role of a fiduciary and the importance of planning for retirement at least 3 years in advance. Scott and Pat take a call from a federal employee who wants to know what’s the best way to handle his Thrift Savings Plan. A caller wants to know why there are hidden fees in his account when his advisor is supposed to be acting as a fiduciary. A couple recently sold their home and wanted to know if they should...

Duration:00:52:45

Excess Returns and Interesting Tax Planning Strategies

3/17/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss excess returns and talk with Hanson McClain’s Chief Investment Officer about some interesting tax planning strategies. Scott and Pat take a call from a man in Denver who wants to know if his wife, who is a teacher, should purchase additional years of benefits on her pension. A caller wants advice about a strategy a broker is pitching to his wife to move $15,000 from an old 401(k) to an annuity. A man inherited a 401(k)...

Duration:00:52:45

The Top 5 Retirement Income Decisions Facing Older Workers

3/10/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about a new study on retirement income decisions from Stanford’s Center on Longevity. Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants to know if he should purchase a retirement home in Nevada now and rent it for two years until he is ready to retire. A woman who has a whole life insurance policy wants to know if she should cash out the policy or hold on to it. A recent widow is calling to determine at what age she can start...

Duration:00:52:45

The Value of Good Financial Advice

3/3/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls and talk about the importance of getting the proper retirement advice. Scott and Pat take a call from a man who pre-paid his property taxes for 2017 and wants to know if that was the right choice and if there have been any changes to the new tax law that would keep him from claiming those property taxes. A caller wants to know if he should take the joint and survivor annuity pension option that his company is...

Duration:00:52:45

Esoteric Financial Products and Planning for Retirement

2/24/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about esoteric financial products and take several calls. Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who has Parkinson’s and wants to know how he should handle his investments given the disease. A caller wants to know how his RMD’s should be distributed. A woman who is self-employed managed to save several million dollars over the course of several years and wants to know how she should invest that money. A caller who doesn’t...

Duration:00:52:45

Estate Planning with the New Tax Laws and the Stock Market

2/17/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about estate planning with the new tax laws and the current state of the stock market. Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who received a large windfall from his employer’s pension plans and wants to know how to mitigate the increase in his Medicare premiums. A caller wants to know what he and his wife should do with the money she inherited. A woman inherited money from her father and wants to know if the money will be...

Duration:00:52:45

Tax Law Changes and Cryptocurrency

2/10/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat interview a CPA from Denver to talk about the new tax law changes and they talk about the state of Cryptocurrency. Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who has several rental properties want to know how much money he should have in an emergency fund. A man who has an indexed based annuity wants to know what he should do with the rider. A caller wants to know if he should contribute his $16,000 bank of accruals disbursement...

Duration:00:52:45

Annuities, Income Withdrawal Strategies, and Paying Down the Mortgage

1/26/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls including one from the son of a widowed mother who is trying to help his mom with her financial situation now that dad is gone, and a gentlemen who wants to know if he should change his withdrawal strategy from his IRA’s based upon the new tax law. Scott and Pat take a call from a women who lives in Minnesota and wants to know if there are options for older workers who do not want to leave the workforce. A...

Duration:00:52:49

Tips to Help you Prepare for Life in Retirement

1/19/2018
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about retirement topics such as debt in retirement, affording to retire, and retiring and starting a new career. Scott and Pat take a call from a women who wants to retire in 8 years and start a new career, and she wants to know if she can afford to do that. A caller wants to know if he and his wife should pay off or pay down their current mortgages. A couple wants to know if it makes sense to have the wife collect half of...

Duration:00:52:45

Christmas Special: New Tax Bill

12/23/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the new tax bill and what the changes will mean for you and your finances. During the best of segment, Scott and Pat take a call from a retired veteran who wants to know if he should pay cash for his home or mortgage the purchase of the house. A 48 year-old caller wants to if he should purchase long-term care insurance and if so what kind. A caller plans to retire in 12 years and wants to know when is the best time to...

Duration:00:52:50

Year-End Tax Planning Tips, and Avoiding Taxes on Required Minimum Distributions

12/9/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat provide about yearend tips that can assist with tax planning, they help a caller wanting to know how to use home equity effectively, and they talk about interesting ways to avoid taxes on required minimum distributions. Scott and Pat take a call from a woman who inherited property from her deceased parents and wants to know if the property tax will be reassessed. A couple who has significant credit card debt, wants to know what...

Duration:00:52:49

Preparing for retirement, here is the best option for each caller’s situation.

12/2/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls, helping callers to determine what options are right for their retirement planning needs. And their response to one caller, in particular, may surprise you. Scott and Pat take a call from a man who is helping a friend and wants to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of taking a distribution from a 403B versus an IRA. A caller is considering getting a joint title of property with her mother and wants...

Duration:00:52:51

Catching up on saving as an empty nester, and using a specific tax code to supplement income before 59 and a half.

11/25/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take a call from empty nesters who want to know if they should pay cash for a home or mortgage the home and invest the money, and when is a target date fund appropriate. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain’s, David Cox, an advisor with the company for over 20 years. Scott and Pat take a call from a woman who wants to remodel her Tahoe cabin but is unsure of where to take the loan to do so. A retired state worker wants...

Duration:00:52:51

Amazon’s current pricing strategy, and what to do with inherited stock.

11/18/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss Amazon’s current pricing strategy, what to do with inherited stock, and how to protect yourself from a market pull back. Scott and Pat take a call from a couple who wants to know how much money they should have in an emergency fund. An 83-year-old caller who wants to affirm that he is in good shape financially and determine if the $300,000 he has the bank should be invested elsewhere. A caller wants to know if his son...

Duration:00:52:50

Making a balloon payment on a piece of property and why your pension is not guaranteed.

11/11/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss a caller’s balloon payment due on a piece of property and how to make the payment, why your pension may not be guaranteed, and when a reverse mortgage makes sense. Scott and Pat take a call from a couple who are great savers and want to know what the contribution limit is on their retirement accounts. The next caller wants to find out if he can borrow money out of his 401K to pay off a balloon payment on second...

Duration:00:52:49

A Financial Scam That Would Make Charles Ponzi Proud and What You Need to Know About Buying Mutual Funds

11/4/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss a financial scam that would make Charles Ponzi proud, what investors need to watch out for when buying mutual funds that contain bonds and have high yields, when to take social security, and whether or not continuing an interest only home loan is a good idea. Scott and Pat take a call from a man who is recently divorced and wants to know if he should continue his interest only home mortgage and max out his defined...

Duration:00:52:51

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