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Free money and no-interest mortgages

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how low-interest rates are driving the market and why a Danish bank is offering 20-year mortgages at 0%.  

Scott and Pat advise a marine who wants to save money for his six grandchildren. A Sacramento caller making $110,000 a year asks if he should continue to rent or if he should buy a home. A mother in California asks how Prop 19 will affect her plan to pass her house on to her children. Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a New York caller who wants to help her nephew refinance his $85,000 mortgage.

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You cannot time the market

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the stock market’s perplexing surge, how bubbles have historically formed, and how disciplined investors can respond in the meantime.

Scott and Pat advise a law enforcement officer, with a yearly family income of $138,000, about when he can retire. A public school counselor is starting an e-commerce business and asks how she should form her company. Finally, a caller who was recently diagnosed with cancer asks how she can plan for her financial future.

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Big financial resolutions versus incremental changes

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss things you can do to improve your finances right from the beginning of the year, and then look back at some of the best calls from 2020.

Scott and Pat advise a mother who wants to help her son save in an IRA. A caller asks if she should continue re-allocating her savings after having purchased $3,000 worth of bonds back in March. A man concerned about the national debt asks if he should invest in precious metals. Scott and Pat speak with a caller who cashed out his 401(k) before the market dropped and asks how he should re-invest. A caller who was recently laid off asks how he should handle his $1.7 million in savings. Finally, a California man asks if a $300,000 home equity loan advertised as “no-cost, no-fee” is too good to be true.

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The heartwarming calls from 2020

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat look back at calls from listeners looking to give back, start new businesses, and help their families.

Scott and Pat advise a single mother about saving money for her three children. A military veteran asks how he can gift a Required Minimum Distribution to his younger wife. A recent college graduate asks how he should invest $45,000. Scott and Pat speak with a charitably inclined caller who wants to know how the CARES Act affects his donations and tax deductions. A Rockland caller asks how he can help his aging parents living on $3,300 a month. Finally, a caller leaving his federal government career to start a new business asks if he should contribute to a Roth IRA. 

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Where Donor Advised Funds are helping.

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the promising ways that charitable giving changed in 2020.

Scott and Pat advise a caller concerned about means testing who wants to know when he should collect Social Security. A Utah man with $340,000 saved from a home sale asks if he should use the money to pay down the mortgage on another new home. A mother with $2 million in a 401(k) asks how she can create a tax-efficient inheritance for her daughter. Scott and Pat advise a South Carolina man about buying a second rental property. Finally, a caller asks how she can help her daughter save $12,000.

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Why we’re donating $1 million to help foster children.

On this week's Money Matters, Scott publicly discusses his experience as a foster parent for the first time. Scott and Pat then announce a new philanthropic endeavor called Allworth Kids, which will encourage people to help foster children, and includes a company-wide campaign to donate $1 million to the Ticket to Dream Foundation.

Scott and Pat advise a single father who wants to know if he should buy more life insurance or invest in the stock market to help his two daughters. A retired caller recently moved to Eugene, Oregon, and wants to know if she should buy a house for $400,000 in cash or take out a mortgage. Finally, a Mount Shasta caller asks if he should use his deferred compensation to buy an annuity.

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When stock prices grow faster than earnings…

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss end-of-year tax planning considerations in this uncertain political season, along with the reasons why they aren’t celebrating higher stock prices just yet.

Scott and Pat advise a California caller about a $36,000 Roth conversion. A father of three moved his family in with his in-laws and asks when he should buy a new home. A caller who is used to saving money asks how to feel comfortable spending in retirement. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a cancer survivor on how to invest $10,000.

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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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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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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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