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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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Sacramento, CA

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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

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


The Importance of Financial Education and How to Contribute Up to $20,000 a Year to a Roth IRA Legally

10/28/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the importance of financial education, how to contribute up to $20,000 a year in a Roth IRA legally, how to know if you need to update your trust, and what planning you need to do if you want to retire out of state. Scott and Pat take a call from a woman who wants to know how to plan for her and husbands retirement out of state. A caller wants to know if she needs to redo her 16-year-old trust. A couple with no children...

Duration: 00:52:50


California Wildfires, Real Estate, and Investment Scams

10/21/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how the California wildfires might impact your portfolio, the role that real estate should play in your retirement planning, and how the lowering of the accredited financial standard has provided an opportunity for investment scams on social media. Scott and Pat take a call from a savvy investor who wants to know if he should take a lump sum from his retirement plan or chose the annuity. An 85 year-old who is stilling...

Duration: 00:52:51


Scott and Pat discuss lump sum pension payouts, large amounts of money flooding into the marijuana industry, and stock market risk exposure.

10/14/2017
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Scott and Pat take a call from a teacher who sold a home and wants to know what she should do with an extra $40,000. A self-employed individual found he had $10,000 in an old IRA and wants to invest it in the marijuana industry. A 57-year old lost his retirement in a contentious divorce and is worried about the future. A call about debt management is followed by a visit from Hanson McClain’s Steve Burnett, president of the firm and a 20-year team member, who shares a complex client story...

Duration: 00:52:50


Scott and Pat welcome Hall of Fame running back, Terrell Davis.

10/7/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters: Scott and Pat welcome Hall of Fame running back, Terrell Davis, who discusses his career arc, from football superstar to retirement success story. Scott and Pat take a call from a son whose elderly mother has a complex Social Security problem. A caller with limited resources desperately wants to start saving for a new home. Next, a savvy investor wants information on limiting taxes on the sale of a valuable residence. Lastly, Scott and Pat...

Duration: 00:52:58


September 30th, 2017 edition of Hanson McClain’s Money Matters

9/30/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters: Scott and Pat speak with an active service soldier who wants to finance a home purchase, followed by a discussion about building a portfolio strictly for the purpose of generating income. On the September 30, 2017 edition of Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, a caller with healthcare bills and ample home equity needs advice on getting a loan. Next, a career military serviceman has saved a lot of money, and wants to retire and buy a house. At...

Duration: 00:52:47


Crypto-Currencies and the Tax Burden of Downsizing an Expensive Home

9/23/2017
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We’ve all heard of “crypto-currencies” such as Bitcoin, but will they endure and are they safe investments? Earlier, a call from someone who made a killing on a home purchase in the Bay Area: Should she sell and what are the tax implications? A call from a pensioner with an ample nest egg and a good-sized mortgage. Then, the ins and outs of setting up a retirement fund for a two-year-old. If you have a question for Scott or Pat, you can call 1-888-2-HANSON (1-888-242-6766), or you can...

Duration: 00:52:53


Risks of Angel Investing, and an Asset Allocation Appraisal for a Savvy Private Investor

9/16/2017
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On This Week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, the Risks of Angel Investing, and an Asset Allocation Appraisal for a Savvy Private Investor. Scott and Pat take a call from a wealthy Bay Area angel investor: What is it, and what are the risks and tax implications? This is followed by a caller who wants to know if it’s legal to claim residency in a state with no-income tax if you only live there part-time. Later, a caller who invested a huge chunk of money in precious metals, and then...

Duration: 00:52:50


Annuities, Balloon Payments, and Red Flags

9/9/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters: a call from a 62-year old who bought an annuity, and may have made a big mistake. A dutiful saver wants to know if she’s accumulated enough money to retire. Later, a call from business partners impatient for their balloon payment. Finally, the mother of a deceased soldier has been treated questionably by her financial advisor. Annuities for retirees, and a heartbreaking call from a woman whose military son died, and who may have lost the...

Duration: 00:52:27


Complex Ponzi schemes and what to do when you retire with more money than you’ll ever need.

9/2/2017
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On this episode, Pat gives listeners a warning about investments that seem legitimate but are actually sophisticated Ponzi schemes. Next, a caller is inheriting $250,000 from her father but is surprised by the fact that most of the money is not taxable. Finally, calls about the pros and cons of renting to relatives, followed by a call about the ins and outs of Required Minimum Distributions. If you have a question for Scott or Pat, you can call 1-888-2-HANSON (1-888-242-6766), or you can...

Duration: 00:52:51


The Downside of Family Real Estate Transactions, and Funding College Using 529 Plans

8/26/2017
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On the week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters: The perils of real estate transactions with family members, Roth IRAs, 529 Education Plans, and should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? If you have a question for Scott or Pat, you can call 1-888-2-HANSON (1-888-242-6766), or you can submit a question at questions@moneymatters.com at any time to be featured on a future show. Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years,...

Duration: 00:52:51


On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take a series of calls about real estate, before analyzing a disturbing Wall Street trend designed to get you in debt.

8/19/2017
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Scott Hanson and Pat McClain answer a call from a person who has accrued a lot of debt and is curious about borrowing from his retirement account. This is followed by a question about the tax implications of selling a valuable home. Next, a conversation about the latest Wall Street approach to get you to borrow more money. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Denver-based advisor Keith Johnson who discusses a difficult situation where a person came to him who had received questionable advice...

Duration: 00:52:51


Paying for the care of an elderly parent, when to lower investment risk, and what a financial advisor should be doing for you.

8/12/2017
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On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters: Scott and Pat take several calls, and discuss three things that you should do before selecting an advisor. Next, they talk to a caller who wants to know how best to go about taking her required minimum distributions. Then, they talk to a caller looking to take care of his ill father for as long as possible. Later, they discuss what a financial advisor should really be doing for you, followed by a question from a caller about if she is exposing...

Duration: 00:52:11


Protecting your children from the pitfalls of a large inheritance, and strategies to deal with forced retirements or the loss of healthcare.

8/5/2017
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On this show, Scott and Pat field numerous calls, including answering a question about protecting children from the downside of a large inheritance, which is followed by a difficult case where a couple is both being forced to retire early. Next, a call about meeting medical expenses during retirement. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome HMA’s David Cox, an advisor with the company for over 20 years, who shares an important story about a long-time client who came to him with the news that she had...

Duration: 00:52:53


Young people and the best approach to investing, 529 plans, and special guest, long-time Hanson McClain advisor Barbara Healy.

7/29/2017
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The program begins with a call from a 22-year old Washington resident who wants to start preparing for retirement. Scott and Pat then discuss early experiences that led them to want to understand money. Next, a caller asks about 529 plans, what are they used for, and is there any flexibility once they’ve been funded? Lastly, HMA’s Barbara Healy visits the show to talk about the financial impact of losing your spouse, including an analysis of which decisions need to be made right away, and...

Duration: 00:52:50


Unusual reasons it’s important to be financially prepared for retirement, and how to avoid common regrets once you leave the workforce.

7/15/2017
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This week’s show begins with a conversation about the type of client-centric, non-self-serving advice Scott and Pat provide. This is followed by a series of callers that begins with a question about Social Security and “file and suspend.” Simply, where did it go? Next, a caller who has saved almost $2 million, but feels, based on his lifestyle, that it might not be enough. The episode culminates with a visit from 20-year HMA advisor, our Chief Investment Officer, David Schauer, who checks...

Duration: 00:52:50


The 4th of July, A Pensioner with Social Security, and Special Guest, Age Wave’s Maddy Dychtwald

7/8/2017
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Scott and Pat reminisce about the 4th of July, then answer a pensioner’s question about when he should take Social Security. Next, a caller who is just now recovering from the 2008 financial collapse wants to know if she should buy a home or keep saving for the future. Lastly, special guest, author and demographics expert Maddy Dychtwald discusses economic trends, retirement and immigration.

Duration: 00:52:49

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