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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.

    Retirement planning for couples

    Retirement planning for couples

    On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the unique financial planning challenges for married couples. They also break down the differences between Donald Trump's and Joe Biden’s tax proposals in an exclusive podcast segment.
    Scott and Pat advise a Colorado man, with $2 million saved, about planning his retirement account distributions. A woman in California is trying to merge her vision of retirement with her husband's, who wants to continue working. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who is concerned about Social Security’s solvency. Finally, a recently laid-off husband, with $2.5 million saved, asks how he should take his pension.
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    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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    • 52 min
    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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    • 52 min
    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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    • 52 min
    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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    • 52 min
    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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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

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Long time listener

Really enjoy the radio show and podcast. Also have attended several live events. I have learned a lot from the boys.

Thanks!

Mr. Odub ,

Great show if you are a wealthy, white, Californian.

If you are from California, have millions, and want to know your next financial step, this show is for you.
As much as I like these guys, they speak to and for the wealthy.

Chidam ,

This is the worst episode ever

This is the worst episode of all the time called to ask a question did not provide enough details and went on and on without any clarity please stop answering these questions. And the lady who called in did not have any finance question and the episode is a complete waste and a disaster what a waste of time

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