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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.

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

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    • 4.8 • 549 Ratings

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.

    Questions for a global minimum tax

    Questions for a global minimum tax

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the potential implications of a global minimum tax.


    Scott and Pat advise a caller looking for a check-up on his plan to move to Portugal during retirement. A caller asks how her stock options will be impacted when her company goes public. Scott and Pat speak with a woman looking to invest the money in her revocable trust. A Michigan man with a family income of $250,000 a year asks if he’s on track to retire early. Finally, a retired caller with a $1 million inheritance asks how she should invest the money.


    Ask a question by calling 1-833-999-6784 or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.


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    • 52 min
    The shadow inflation problem

    The shadow inflation problem

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the surprising reasons why inflation is higher than the news indicates.


    Scott and Pat advise a new father making $300,000 a year about saving for his child’s future. A Massachusetts caller asks how to develop a more thoughtful Roth conversion strategy for his $1.8 million in retirement savings. A federal employee with $1.2 million in a Thrift Savings Plan asks if he can afford to retire comfortably. A California caller asks if he should pay down his $115,000 mortgage balance with his 401(k). Finally, Scott and Pat advise a saver about how he should handle his multiple life insurance policies.


    Ask a question by calling 1-833-999-6784 or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

    • 52 min
    The cheap debt conundrum

    The cheap debt conundrum

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat explain how low interest rates impact equities, the housing market, and the strange investment trends of 2021.


    Scott and Pat advise a father in Kansas City about how he can leave his $4 million IRA to his children in a tax-smart way. A caller with $800,000 in her 401(k) asks how she should pay for her vacations during retirement.


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    • 52 min
    Expect rising insurance costs

    Expect rising insurance costs

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the two key reasons they expect insurance costs to rise.


    Scott and Pat advise a New Jersey woman about handling $100,000 in a union retirement savings plan. A West Virginia man asks if he should invest $600,000 with a financial advisor who picks stocks. Finally, a caller planning to sell a house for $1.5 million asks what tax-write offs he should include in the sale.


    Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.


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    • 52 min
    Gold versus inflation

    Gold versus inflation

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat break down the myth linking gold prices with high inflation.


    Scott and Pat advise a caller from New Zealand about transferring $34,000 from her home country to a bank in the United States. A father asks how he can help his son invest the $40,000 he’s carefully saved. A Colorado man asks how to invest $475,000 before his new home is completed next year. Finally, a caller who saved physical gold bullion asks how much he should keep as he diversifies into other investments.


    Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.


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    • 52 min
    Tax increases and your changing financial plans

    Tax increases and your changing financial plans

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss which tax changes may result from the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill and how savers can prepare.


    Scott and Pat advise a retired Army officer about how to handle three different life insurance policies. A caller asks if he should save money in Swiss bank accounts for added diversification. A man in California asks how he should invest $850,000 to ensure a comfortable retirement. Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a small business owner who wants to know when she should take Social Security.


    Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

BilirubinStugots ,

Making Finances Fun!

Relatively new listener myself. Thoroughly have enjoy the topics discussed and fun banter between both Scott and Pat. They are relatable and their advice is sound. As a CPA, I find their tax advice about 90% accurate, so listen to the disclaimer!!😀
Look forward to more.

GerardRG ,

10 years of great experience (three times)

Hanson and McClain have been through several financial cycles in their lifetimes and their experience is limited to what they learned in a single cycle. The cycles are the same to them so don’t expect any new insights. They aren’t looking for any. Any new development in the current cycle (which would make it 4 x 10 years) is something they like to comment on with a level of ignorance that borders on incompetence. For example saying El Salvador switched to Bitcoin because “… it is less volatile than their own currency.” would be an interesting take if they understood El Salvador uses the US dollar as their currency. In September El Salvador switched to using the US dollar and Bitcoin. They make their show out of Sacramento, California which explains the innumerable called from California state employees asking question about how more effectively they can milk the California government. In this Hanson and McClain are experts.

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.

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