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The early retirement “choice.”

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the pandemic's uneven economic effects and the reason why the cost of refinancing a mortgage will rise soon.

Scott and Pat advise a Colorado investor who, just before the market crash back in March, put half of his portfolio into energy stocks. (He wants to know if he should pull out of the market now.) A 62-year old caller with a $90,000 annual income wants to know when she should file for Social Security. Finally, a retired logistics manager with $4.6 million saved wants to know how he can lower his taxable investment income.   

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Is COVID-19 changing the way you think about money?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott discusses his experience contracting COVID-19. Scott and Pat also take several calls from investors who are considering changing their financial strategies based on the headlines.  

Scott and Pat advise a Denver man who has 50% of his savings in Real Estate Investment Trusts and is considering selling his REITs. A caller put 95% of her retirement savings into government bonds in March and asks how she should reenter the stock market. Scott and Pat speak with a Charlotte woman who owes $360,000 on her mortgage and asks if she should try a velocity banking technique. Finally, a proud market timer asks if he should exit the market before the election.  

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Calls about the pandemic and possible new retirement goals

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat look back at a few memorable calls from the height of the pandemic, before discussing some of the key reasons why more Americans want to work after retiring.

 

Scott and Pat speak with a caller concerned about putting the proceeds from a land sale into the market. A 73-year-old caller sold off the majority of his stocks and bonds and asks if he should repurchase his investments now that they are performing better. Scott and Pat advise a caller who left his job and asks how he should handle his old 401(k). A single mother wants to pull $70,000 of equity from her home to help her children pay for college. Finally, a Colorado caller inherited 25 ounces of gold and wants to know what he should do with the bullion.

 

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Day traders, options, and a soaring stock market

 

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how options and online traders are boosting stock prices, and how that trend may end.

 

Scott and Pat advise a mother looking for more ways to save for her children’s future, while one son makes $30,000 a year selling Goldendoodle puppies. A caller asks if his mother should take her spousal benefit from Social Security while she is still working. A man holding international bonds yielding 5% per year asks if he should sell his investment. A caller who saved $1 million in a 403(b) asks if he should buy a rental property. Scott and Pat speak with a caller in Northern California looking for investments that provide safe retirement income. A caller asks if he should sell a universal life insurance policy he purchased in 1987. Finally, a caller asks if an annuity will help create the $7,000 he needs in monthly retirement income.

 

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Are we in another dot-com bubble?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the Snowflake IPO, high valuations, and how to protect your retirement through the market’s ups-and-downs.

 

Scott and Pat advise a Santa Cruz caller looking to refinance his $1 million mortgage with some of the $2.7 million in his family’s savings. A conservative investor is inheriting $350,000 and asks how she should save. Finally, a 33-year-old mother with three properties asks if she should sell one of her rentals.

 

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Rising home prices and negotiable rents

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss real estate market trends and some concerning long-term economic risks.

Scott and Pat advise a man in Northern California, making $70,000 a year, about a potential Roth conversion. A caller who owes $150,000 on his mortgage asks if he should pay off the balance with money from his 401(k). A California woman asks if she should buy additional rental properties. Scott and Pat speak with a caller in Loveland, Colorado, earning $200,000 a year, and seeking to lower her taxable income. Finally, a golfer asks if a fixed annuity will help diversify his investments.

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Clarity returns to the stock market

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat explain how the recent stock market dip could benefit long-term investors. They also break down the essential differences between a financial advisor and a financial planner.

Scott and Pat advise a caller considering the potential pitfalls of a no-cost, no-fee $300,000 loan. A recently widowed caller asks how she should handle a $200,000 windfall from selling a house. Finally, a military veteran, who saved $2.8 million, asks if he should pay off his mortgage early.

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Using your home’s equity

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls from listeners looking to refinance their mortgages.

Scott and Pat advise an airline mechanic considering refinancing his $1 million home to buy another rental property. An Atlanta man owes $196,000 on his $500,000 house and is looking to use its equity for income during his job search. A woman in Wichita, Kansas, with a net worth of $500,000, is considering a second home in Florida. A California caller asks if he needs additional insurance on his home’s title. Finally, Scott and Pat advise an Illinois retiree who is unsatisfied with his relationship with his current financial advisor.  

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Making sense of today’s stock market

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat interview Andy Stout, CFA and Chief Investment Officer of Allworth Financial, about the stock market breaking record-highs during a pandemic, and the importance of creating a disciplined investment strategy.

Scott and Pat advise a California caller, with $540,000 saved, who is considering a Roth conversion. A public school teacher also asks if he should purchase service credit in his pension for $63,000. 

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Is gold an investment or a commodity?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the problems with using gold as a long-term investment.

Scott and Pat advise a Sacramento caller concerned about the taxes on an inherited property worth $130,000. A Colorado engineer asks if he should collect Social Security and continue to work. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who wants to invest in a commercial real estate investment trust. A mother asks how she should pass her house deed to her children in an estate plan. Finally, a retired police officer in California asks if she should move to a low-tax state.

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