For over 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. Listen at your convenience to one of the longest running financial radio shows. Money Matters: Entertainment that educates. 

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Why some investors should ignore economic data, a $700,000 inheritance question, and a warning about advisors who act as fiduciaries only some of the time.

The new pump and dump scheme, where to invest in 2024, and questions about a portfolio allocation, an estate plan, and income streams.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the latest technique fraudsters are using to trick investors. A retired teacher finds out why she should add some risk to her portfolio. A California caller wants to know whether he is in good shape to retire next year. A mother of two asks for guidance on how to ensure her wishes will be carried out once she passes. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a couple who has yet to dip into multiple income sources.

 

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The balance between living for the present and saving for the future, the tax implications of retirement contributions, why home loans can make sense for good savers, and a talk about tithing.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat explain the financial impact of embracing not just the journey, but the destination. A Virginia caller who is five years from retirement asks for help understanding how his contributions impact his taxes. A California man wants to know whether he should take out a loan so he can build a home. Finally, a Pennsylvania caller wonders whether she should tithe from her Social Security income.

 

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Financial advisors under the microscope, plus questions about Social Security, a portfolio allocation, wash sales, and bond funds.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat explain where you can go to find out whether a financial advisor is legit. A caller with three adopted grandchildren asks whether his wife’s Social Security benefit can replace death benefits the grandchildren are currently receiving. A retiree from Texas wants to know whether his portfolio has too much cash in it. Finally, Scott and Pat explain the advantages of wash sales, and help a caller decide whether to invest in bond funds.

 

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The Wall of Worry, investor cynicism, market timing and Roth conversions, plus tax advice for people with multiple qualified plans.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat start the show by discussing the infamous Wall of Worry, before discussing market resilience in the face of chaotic world events. They then take a call from a Sacramento man who has a complex investment situation, including a need for Roth conversions, followed by a conversation with a retired couple that is travelling throughout the South and who needs tax advice about their multiple qualified plans.

 

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Social Security and legislative risk, the importance of tax diversification, where to invest extra income, and a conflict of interest solved.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat start the show by explaining how proper financial planning can overcome legislative risk to a portfolio. A Philadelphia man with a tax issue hears a solution he never thought of. Scott and Pat revisit a caller who needed to have a tough conversation with his father-in-law. Finally, advice for an Arizona man who wants to know whether he is on the right path to retirement.

 

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The AI stock boom examined, the assets to grab during a divorce, and a Roth conversion issue with an elephant in the room.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss whether the current mania over the “Magnificent Seven” stocks could lead to a dangerous bubble. A stay-at-home mom with a divorce on the horizon asks where she should invest her dollars. A retiree from New York wants to know whether it makes sense to sell her home and rent. Finally, Scott and Pat discover a big picture problem when a caller asks for advice about a Roth conversion.

 

Join Money Matters:  Get your most pressing financial questions answered by Allworth's CEOs Scott Hanson and Pat McClain live on-air! Call 833-99-WORTH. Or ask a question by clicking here.  You can also be on the air by emailing Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

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A lesson on portfolio diversification, clearing up confusion about IRA tax rules, and how proper financial planning can lead to golden opportunities.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat start the show by tying the commercial real estate crisis to the importance of diversification. Then they help a caller who says she is getting mixed messages on how to handle two inherited IRAs. A world traveler asks how to break the news to his father that he wants to invest in indexes instead of real estate. Finally, Allworth’s Brian James joins the podcast with real world examples of hidden opportunities that proper financial planning presents.

 

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A Bitcoin breakdown, how to find your retirement number, and where to put $1 million in inherited assets.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat start the show by discussing the risk of speculating in Bitcoin. A California caller asks for help determining the amount of money he needs to retire. A Virginia woman wants to know whether she should do what’s known as an in-plan Roth conversion. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a caller from Tennessee who is spooked by a $1 million inheritance.

 

Join Money Matters:  Get your most pressing financial questions answered by Allworth's CEOs Scott Hanson and Pat McClain live on-air! Call 833-99-WORTH. Or ask a question by clicking here.  You can also be on the air by emailing Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

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A 401(k) transfer question, a long-term care concern, and the call that made Scott and Pat say “uh-oh!”

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat help a woman decide whether to move an old 401(k) into an IRA. A California man asks whether he should contribute money to an insurance product he says his father-in-law is selling him. A caller needs guidance on how to pay for her mother’s long-term care. Finally, Scott and Pat weigh in on where a grandmother should park money earmarked for one of her grandchildren.  

 

Join Money Matters:  Get your most pressing financial questions answered by Allworth's CEOs Scott Hanson and Pat McClain live on-air! Call 833-99-WORTH. Or ask a question by clicking here.  You can also be on the air by emailing Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

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