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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.

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Allworth Financial's Money Matters With Scott Hanson and Pat McClain

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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.

    Taking care of your pets and your finances

    Taking care of your pets and your finances

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why people actually have an easier time taking advice about their pets than for themselves.


    Scott and Pat advise a caller who wants to know how she should handle a $2 million inheritance. A great saver asks if he should put his marginal dollars toward investing or paying down his law school debt. A government employee who saved $500,000 in a 457 plan asks if he should transfer his savings into an annuity. A caller asks how to handle an estimated $70,000 from a property sale. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a caller about what to do with a cash balance pension account.


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    • 52 min
    Vetting your financial advisor

    Vetting your financial advisor

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how clients can research their financial advisor’s background and why it’s so important.


    Scott and Pat advise a fiscally conservative retiree, with $1.4 million in savings and 8 percent in equities, about his long-term investments. A caller asks how she should invest the money in her Health Savings Account. An employee for the State of California asks how she should collect her pension. Finally, a man who “accidentally retired” at age 45 asks if he can live comfortably with $2.4 million in savings.


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    • 52 min
    The best calls from recent programs

    The best calls from recent programs

    On this best-of Money Matters, Scott and Pat revisit some of the most popular calls from recent broadcasts.


     


    Scott and Pat advise a United States Marine Corp veteran about how to pay for college for his children using a 529 Savings Plan. Next, they advise a repeat-caller who needs investment guidance after his wife took her successful company public. Scott and Pat then advise a caller seeking to consolidate a 457 with an IRA. Next, a couple is interested in the mechanics of a reverse mortgage, followed by a concerned daughter who wants guidance regarding a $600,000 inheritance. Lastly, a caller wants to help her niece and nephew refinance a tricky mortgage.    


     


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    • 52 min
    Stock picking and coin flipping

    Stock picking and coin flipping

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the key reasons why popular investment fund managers have trouble repeating stellar returns.


    Scott and Pat advise an attorney in California with $430,000 in retirement savings about how he should invest for the long-term future. A caller who is retiring at the end of the month asks how he should handle a trust. Finally, a caller with a family income of $210,000 and $300,000 in savings asks if she can afford to retire at age 56.


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    • 48 min
    Volatility returns to the stock market

    Volatility returns to the stock market

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why they are concerned about the fact that more savers are pouring money into speculative investments, including cryptocurrencies and SPACs.  


    Scott and Pat advise a caller, with $1.5 million in savings, on the practicality of retiring in his 50’s. A public employee asks how she should take her pension. A retired caller wants to know why her financial advisor is choosing her allocations based on a Monte Carlo simulation. Finally, a father of two asks if he should continue to save in his children’s 529 plan, worth $83,000.


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    • 52 min
    Cryptocurrency and Greater Fools

    Cryptocurrency and Greater Fools

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss Dogecoin’s mind-boggling rise and why the increased speculation on cryptocurrencies parallels the dot-com boom.


    Scott and Pat advise a retired caller who wants to know if selling stocks will affect her Medicare premiums. A caller with $930,000 saved for retirement asks if she should do a Roth conversion. A man with a $72,000 mortgage wants to know if he should pay down the balance early. A retired firefighter with $5.2 million in savings asks if he can afford a $1 million Miami condo. Finally, two callers at the start of their careers want to know how they should save for retirement.


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

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Trustworthy advice

I like listening to these guys because you get honest advice and that isn’t easy to find.

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Learning and fun to listen to

I have learned so much and always entertained with the stories and antidotes. Thank you!

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Best Money Show Out There

I listen to several financial podcasts and this is my absolute favorite. I stated listening a little over a year ago and have listened to EVERY episode available to download which goes back to 2016. I’m a little sad I am now restrained to one episode per week. I love the fact that callers give their financial numbers and the hosts give their opinion based on that information.

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