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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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    • 4.7 • 396 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.

    A savings method that you may miss

    A savings method that you may miss

    On this week's Money Matters, before taking your calls, Scott and Pat discuss the hidden benefits of Health Savings Accounts.
    A Minnesota caller who’s been laid off asks if he should use some of the $400,000 in his 401(k) to pay down his mortgage. Scott and Pat advise a Colorado man about the taxation of his restricted stock units. A man asks how he can steer his friend away from a suspicious investment with a promised return of 21% per year. A caller asks if civil unrest and wildfires will affect insurance companies' ability to pay annuity benefits. Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a 55-year-old caller making $43,000 a year who has saved $500,000 and wants to know if he’s on track for a comfortable retirement.
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    • 52 min
    Financial advice from California to Guam

    Financial advice from California to Guam

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss new bi-partisan retirement legislation making its way through the United States Congress, and then take listener questions from around the globe.
    Scott and Pat speak with a California state employee looking to save an additional $2,000 per month. A 58-year-old man asks how he should handle restricted stock options worth $300,000. Scott and Pat advise a caller on the differences between saving in a Roth and a traditional 401(k). A Cupertino caller asks if his 4.99% adjustable-rate reverse mortgage has a negotiable interest rate. Finally, a caller in Guam asks if she should refinance her existing mortgage before she moves to the states in a few years.
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    • 52 min
    Are you smarter than the market?

    Are you smarter than the market?

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the new ways that traders are trying to outsmart the broad stock market and the fundamental truths if you try to do so.
    Scott and Pat advise a California man, with a net worth of $5.3 million, about his health insurance options if he retires early. A 71-year-old caller asks how she should invest $100,000 from a home sale. Scott and Pat speak with a man who asks if he should save in a backdoor Roth IRA. Finally, a caller nearing retirement asks how he can plan for income from multiple sources.
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    • 52 min
    Politics, your investments, and what really matters

    Politics, your investments, and what really matters

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat interview Andy Stout, CFA, the Chief Investment Officer of Allworth Financial. They have a wide-ranging conversation about the presidential election, following a disciplined investment strategy, and the economic forces more important than the politician sitting in the Oval Office.
    Scott and Pat advise a Cincinnati caller trying to help his 92-year-old mother cash out annuities worth $320,000. A Colorado man asks if he can save $19,500 a year in his 401(k) so he can collect a full Social Security benefit while working. Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a Sacramento woman who asks if she can afford to take a few years off work to care for her grandchild.
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    • 52 min
    Ambient emotions and your financial decisions

    Ambient emotions and your financial decisions

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the ways that temporary pandemic stress can affect your long-term financial decisions.
     
    Scott and Pat advise a caller with $10 million in savings about how he can gift his assets and lower his tax bill. A Cincinnati caller making $150,000 a year consulting asks if he should expect means testing on his Social Security benefit. A California man with $875,000 in retirement savings asks if a Roth conversion is a smart move for his situation. Scott and Pat speak with a soldier in Hawaii looking for ways to save outside of his TSP. Finally, a California woman asks if she should sell her rental worth $400,000.
     
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    • 52 min
    A Fool’s Game

    A Fool’s Game

    On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the challenges of making financial decisions with aging parents and speak with several callers concerned about the presidential election impacting their investments.
     
    Scott and Pat advise a California man with $1.5 million saved about a potential Roth conversion. A caller asks if he should convert some of the money in his 401(k) to cash before the presidential election. A retired caller asks if his wife should claim her Social Security benefit at age 62. A caller invested in target-date funds asks if a financial advisor is worth their fees. Finally, an 83-year-old tap dancer asks if she should buy an annuity for $300,000.
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

Mat0407 ,

Great Podcast

I’ve never left a review for anything before but this podcast of the Allworth radio program has been so valuable to my my retirement and money management. I tell anyway interested in their financial future to listen weekly. It’s so refreshing to hear a program truely dedicated to helping people and not just a sales pitch trying to scare people into being clients or pitching an annuity in a fancy package. Thanks for all the great information and humor!

Ironhorse C ,

Great podcast

The last 2 weeks the podcasts have been at fast speed and hard to listen to. Can I fix hat on my Smartphone?

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Great Podcast

An instagram person recommended this podcast (@fullauto11) and I decided to check it out... glad I did! Great information and hosts are easy to liste to.

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