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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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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.

    Regaining your confidence about retirement

    Regaining your confidence about retirement

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss methods to secure your financial future in an uncertain time.
     
    Scott and Pat advise a Sacramento man who is considering a Roth conversion. A caller asks how he can help his parents who have a lapsed life insurance policy and are living on Social Security. A Denver caller has $3,000 per month to save and asks how he should allocate his money. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who is receiving some of his pay in restricted stock and wants to know how that compensation will impact his taxes. A caller with $1.7 million saved asks if he should lower his investment risk. Finally, a man in Northern California asks for some help with his plan to take Social Security.
     
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    Social Security’s funding crisis is here

    Social Security’s funding crisis is here

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the pandemic’s impact on the future of Social Security, and what it could mean for your benefit.
     
    Scott and Pat advise a man regarding how much he should save in his company’s stock. A newlywed beekeeper asks how he should plan for his wife’s disability coverage. A Michigan caller, with a $96,000 yearly family income, asks if he should save in a Roth IRA. Scott and Pat speak with a recently laid-off worker with $2.5 million saved who is planning for his Social Security benefits. Finally, a Sacramento caller asks if a fixed annuity will help diversify his savings.
     
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    Shedding light on faulty investment ideas

    Shedding light on faulty investment ideas

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the ways this pandemic is changing real estate, long-term care, and the energy industry. They also review some estate planning strategies that could go away.
    Scott and Pat advise a Northern California woman looking for the best way to use her $785,000 pension.  A caller asks if a collection agency can impact his ability to refinance a home. A postal worker in Manteca, California, asks what kind of mortgage she can afford. Finally, a government employee with a yearly family income of $210,000 asks if he should do a Roth conversion when he starts a new business.
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    Investing in a challenging market

    Investing in a challenging market

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the reasons why they don’t believe in market timing and the issues surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program.
    Scott and Pat advise a caller looking to pay down his $176,000 mortgage. A man with 30% of his savings in one investment fund asks if his strategy is sound. A single mother with $125,000 in student loans asks how she should pay down the debt. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a Colorado woman looking to take out a loan to make her home handicap accessible. 
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    How is your financial advisor paid?

    How is your financial advisor paid?

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take tough financial questions from callers and discuss the inherent conflicts associated with the commission-based advisor model.
     Scott and Pat advise a caller on taking advantage of the low interest rate environment to refinance a home and discuss whether it’s wise choice to roll credit card debt into the loan.  A Colorado caller asks Scott and Pat about savings bonds she’s managing as part of her late sister’s estate and questions the fee she pays for basic investment planning with another organization. A Chicago man wonders whether he should delay taking his benefit from the government-run Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation - concerned with its long-term solvency.  A business owner asks about his commission-based financial advisor’s encouragement to bring on a variable life insurance plan. And, Scott and Pat speak with a retiree who questions whether to lean more toward index funds or individual stocks, discuss the risks of corporate bond ladders, and is advised on the benefits and risks associated with managing his own portfolio vs. working with a certified financial advisor.
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    The diversified disciplined investment strategy wins again.

    The diversified disciplined investment strategy wins again.

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the value of a diversified and disciplined approach to investment planning and the potential impact of various pandemic relief programs on the economy.
    Scott and Pat advise a collegebound caller on whether to purchase a home or wait. A woman asks about an unexpected phone bill that’s 12 years past due and how to handle a third-party debt collection agency. Scott and Pat discuss the pandemic relief programs and the latest public sentiment around organizations who’ve taken advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program. A caller wonders if it would be wise to pay off his mortgage by using his 401(k). Scott and Pat discuss the misconception of investment planning and answer a caller’s question about protecting clients’ “nest eggs” during down markets by expanding the conversation to the key elements of solid financial planning philosophy. 
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Renroseroks ,

The best financial podcast!

You two are my favorite podcast for all things financial! The topics are great from retiring, home purchases, to aging parents to stock options and everything in between! I have notes in my phone for topics that will come my way through all phases of my life :) just wish it were a two hour program! Plus you crack me up. Total bonus!

Cardoza rules ,

Extremely Imformative

Guys,

I’ve been listening for a long time, and look forward to
your weekly podcasts. The advice you guys provide is essential for our community. Keep up the great work.

DerrickDG ,

Informative and entertaining

This is a great podcast. I've been listening to their radio show for many years. They always give excellent advice in an entertaining, easy-to-understand format.

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