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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

Volatility is back: What Does That Mean for Your Investment Strategy?

8/17/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the current volatility in the markets, the negative yield curve and what that means for you and your savings. Scott and Pat advise a retired caller on whether to keep or sell her rental property. A husband and wife plan to retire in two years and want to know what they can do with their current investments to prepare. Finally, a recent retiree wants to know if she should take a lump sum or a monthly stream of income on her...

Duration:00:52:45

The next Bernie Madoff could be lurking in your neighborhood

8/10/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how you can protect yourself from some common investment frauds. Scott and Pat advise a California caller who is concerned that she is investing too conservatively. A mother of seven children asks when she should take Social Security. A man with Universal Life Insurance asks if he can cash out the policy. A caller asks how he can efficiently gift stock. Scott and Pat speak with a former public employee asking if he should...

Duration:00:52:45

Making Money by Making Mistakes

8/3/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss what happens when investors accidentally purchase stocks. They also talk about why hot stocks usually cool off. Scott and Pat advise a newly-minted retiree about how to lower his Required Minimum Distributions. A caller is considering buying supplemental Medicare insurance that costs $60,000. A man wants to invest in a Master Limited Partnership. A pension recipient with $1.5 million saved asks if an annuity is right for...

Duration:00:58:24

Who is on the other side of your stock trades?

7/27/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why day traders often lose money in the long-run. Scott and Pat advise a California man who is concerned about the future of his pension. A Colorado caller wants a second opinion on his charitable giving strategy. A mother is considering early retirement to live near her college-bound son. Finally, a young military veteran with $350,000 saved asks if he should invest in a rental property. Ask a question by clicking here, or...

Duration:00:52:45

Be skeptical about private placements

7/20/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the hidden risks in private placement investments. Scott and Pat speak with a caller looking to diversify by investing (or speculating) in gold. A Vacaville man with $1 million saved asks what a safe withdrawal rate is for him. A Los Angeles caller asks if she should refinance her mortgage. Scott and Pat advise a caller who is considering drawing Social Security based on her incarcerated ex-husband’s work history. A man with...

Duration:00:52:45

Should you use your 401(k) to pay down your mortgage?

7/13/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the pitfalls of putting a rental property in your IRA. In a podcast exclusive, they talk about what to do with a deceased spouse’s retirement accounts. Scott and Pat advise a Colorado caller, with more than $1 million saved, if she should contribute to a Roth 401(k). A Sacramento caller asks if he should bolster his savings or pay down his debt after withdrawing his 401(k) savings to pay for his children’s education. A veteran...

Duration:00:56:54

Upcoming legislation could affect your retirement

7/6/2019
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On this week's Allworth's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how a new retirement bill, the SECURE Act, could affect you. Scott and Pat advise a South Carolina caller who is considering purchasing a $130,000 investment property. A small business owner asks how he can save for retirement and help his employees. A Sacramento caller with $200,000 saved is considering putting more in a Roth 401(k). Finally, a retired caller asks if gold is a good investment to hedge the stock market. Ask a...

Duration:00:52:45

Protecting yourself, and loved ones, in later years

6/29/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss handling money, estate planning, and other financial considerations for someone with dementia. Scott and Pat advise a Cincinnati caller about Social Security’s windfall elimination provision. A man with $80,000 of stock in an ESOP asks how the gains will affect his tax situation. A debt-free caller asks if he should save in a Roth or traditional 401(k). Finally, a caller with $3 million in savings asks how she should take her...

Duration:00:52:45

An upcoming Supreme Court case could affect your retirement.

6/22/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss an upcoming Supreme Court case and the implications for your 401(k). They also unveil a new segment exclusively for podcast listeners. Scott and Pat discuss savings priorities with a Denver man with $150,000 in his 401(k) who wants to move out of his mother’s house. A Sacramento caller who heard about fixed annuities on the golf course wants a second opinion. A divorced man asks how he can check his Social Security benefits...

Duration:01:02:22

Will the new fiduciary rule change the advice you receive?

6/15/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss a new SEC rule that could make financial advice more transparent, and then dissect the recent stock market rally. Scott and Pat speak with a retired teacher who wants to know if Social Security might reduce his spousal benefit. A caller who quit her job is concerned that she does not have enough money to retire comfortably. A Utah man with $1 million saved in a traditional 401(k) asks if he should contribute to a Roth 401(k)....

Duration:00:52:45

Is a Roth 401(k) a good option for you?

6/8/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss a subset of loans that have them concerned. 401(k) specialist, Jairo Gomez, joins the show to talk about how you can make the most out of your retirement savings plan. Scott and Pat advise a caller in Northern California considering long-term care insurance. A woman with a $600,000 home asks if she should take out another loan to pay off her mortgage. Finally, a caller asks if he should save in a “rich man’s Roth.” Ask a...

Duration:00:52:45

A special announcement from Scott and Pat

6/3/2019
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This Saturday, June 8th, we are taking your calls from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m PT. Secure your spot by emailing questions@moneymatters.com or call us at 1-833-999-6784.

Duration:00:01:38

How much could new retirement legislation impact you?

6/1/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how much, or how little, a new retirement bill could impact you. Scott and Pat speak with a caller with $1.4 million saved who is considering his investment options after being laid off. A California man wants to help his parents get the cash from a $100,000 life insurance policy. Scott and Pat advise a Cincinnati woman who received a $1.2 million inheritance. Finally, a Wisconsin caller asks how her son should pay for a used...

Duration:00:52:45

Today’s IPOs are not like ones in the past.

5/25/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why companies like Uber and WeWork are going public, and what you should consider before investing. Scott and Pat advise a federal employee about her investment allocation. A woman in Northern California wants to help her daughter attend a college that costs $43,000 per year. A Cincinnati man is considering selling $15,000 of Fifth Third Bank stock to contribute to 529 plans for his young children. Ask a question by clicking...

Duration:00:52:45

When capital chases a product, prices increase.

5/18/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the economic forces that created the student debt crisis. Scott and Pat speak with a California man who wants to give all of his assets to charity after his death. A woman owes $230,000 on a rental and wonders if she should sell the property. A long-time listener wants to reduce his investment risk as he nears retirement. Finally, a man holding $3.5 million in Proctor & Gamble stock asks Scott and Pat if he should diversify...

Duration:00:52:45

Advice for graduates and their parents

5/11/2019
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Graduation season is here! On this week’s special edition of Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat offer advice to graduates and their parents. Scott and Pat take a call from a woman in Colorado who wants to know if she’s better off collecting Social Security based on her ex-husband’s record. Also, a Denver caller asks if her financial advisor is charging her a fair rate. Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

Duration:00:52:45

Bad investment products are sold, not bought.

5/4/2019
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On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the sandwich generation’s difficult balance of saving for retirement versus helping their families. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who is upset about paying an increased premium for her $50,000 universal life insurance policy. A Wisconsin man wants to keep his elderly parents from running out of money. A Sacramento caller is worried he may not have access to his money from an insurance policy. Scott and Pat advise a caller...

Duration:00:52:45

The Hot Industries of Today Will Not Be Hot Tomorrow

4/27/2019
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about how companies change within industries. Scott and Pat speak with a caller about whether his wife can take her own Social Security benefit first and then switch to a spousal benefit when he retires. A caller wants to sell a rental property and do a tax-free exchange into an opportunity zone fund. A man from Sacramento wonders how fee-based advisors can recommend mutual funds if they don’t take commissions. A caller...

Duration:00:52:45

Help your grandchildren, but not at the expense of your retirement.

4/20/2019
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Celebrating Easter, this week’s Money Matters is a look back at some of the show’s most memorable calls. Scott and Pat also discuss how many grandparents are helping grandchildren at the expense of their retirements. Scott and Pat speak with a woman who would like to rollover an annuity that she bought for her daughter. A caller wants to make her $750,000 IRA less risky. A man is concerned about the future of Social Security. Scott and Pat speak with a man trying to turn the sale of a...

Duration:00:52:45

Stocks don’t know that you own them

4/13/2019
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On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the wave of tech companies going public and introduce a new retirement frame of mind. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who is worried about a diminishing pension and wants to cash out. A man in Northern California is facing an early retirement and asks what he can do with $463,000 in savings. A caller is selling a rental property worth $350,000 and wondering what his tax liability will be. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a Colorado man...

Duration:00:52:45