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Your financial advisor’s sales goals may affect you.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why Wells Fargo is offering financial advisors forgivable loans. They also talk about commissions in the financial services industry, and how those perks impact the type of service you receive.

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Scott and Pat advise a California government employee with $350,000 who wants to lower his future tax burden. A caller asks if solar panels are worth the cost. Scott and Pat speak with a man looking to dump his variable annuity. A grandfather asks how he can open a 529 plan. Finally, an 80-year old caller asks if she should invest in a Standard & Poor’s 500 index fund.

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Protecting your money in the first years of retirement

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss a simple investment strategy that they use to protect retirement income.

Scott and Pat advise a Sacramento woman looking to help her son invest in a non-deductible IRA. A caller asks how he should handle the company stock from an organization he recently left. A veteran asks how he can save money from Required Minimum Distributions for his wife. Scott and Pat speak with a woman who wants to buy a larger home for her retirement. Finally, a Cincinnati caller, who worked in the public and private sector, asks how she should plan for Social Security. 

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What is your purpose in retirement?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the challenge of finding your purpose after leaving a career.

Scott and Pat advise a grandfather who wants to save for his grandchildren’s college expenses. A caller back in the states after living in Taiwan asks if she is on the path to a secure retirement. A Cincinnati man asks if he should pay down his $60,000 mortgage with the savings in his Roth 401(k). Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a woman who saved $1.6 million and is considering a Roth conversion.

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Stock prices don’t tell the whole story.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the stock market’s continued rise, and why they’re paying close attention to company earnings.

Scott and Pat advise a caller with $2.8 million in Apple stock who is considering using the money to pay down his mortgage. A man in Washington asks if he can write-off the costs of his home renovation on his taxes. Scott and Pat speak with a man in Roseville who wants to join an online stock trading group. Finally, a caller in Southern California asks if he should take out a loan to purchase a $35,000 muscle car.

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Financial products for aging Americans

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the reasons why some advisors target aging Americans to buy unnecessary financial products. 

Scott and Pat advise a man in Somerset who is helping his mother protect the proceeds from her home sale. A man in Northern California asks how he should plan for his Social Security benefit. A caller asks how she can determine the value of a property’s mineral rights. Finally, a man who saved $500,000 asks if he should sell his rental to pay off his primary mortgage.

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Is your financial advisor a full-time fiduciary?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the allegations surrounding a well-known financial advisor who called himself a fiduciary and potentially hid his conflicts of interest. They also talk about the SECURE Act’s passage and what it means for your retirement.

Scott and Pat advise a mother trying to save $100,000 for her children’s college education. A caller asks if he can cash out his pension early. Finally, a New Jersey business owner asks if he should prioritize saving in a traditional or Roth 401(K).

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Become and remain financially independent

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the steps that you need to take to become financially independent.

Scott and Pat advise a woman, with $400,000 in taxable accounts, who is considering opening a 401(k). A man in Northern California making $400,000, with $600,000 saved, asks what he needs to do to have a comfortable retirement. Finally, an Atlanta caller asks if he should prioritize his Roth or traditional accounts.

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat provide examples of how you can improve your finances in 2020.

Scott and Pat advise a Bay Area woman considering her Social Security options as a non-working spouse. A caller asks if she can roll her 401(k) into a Roth account. A man in Indiana with $44,000 in debt asks how he should prioritize his payments. A man with $200,000 in family income asks where he should save more.

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When should you consider a Roth conversion?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why $1.8 billion may disappear in a private placement investment.

Scott and Pat advise a caller with $360,000 in his IRAs who’s considering a Roth conversion. A 68-year-old woman asks if she should continue delaying her Social Security benefit. A retired Navy veteran asks where he should prioritize his saving. Scott and Pat speak with a man who saved $1.5 million and is concerned that he missed the Roth conversion window. Finally, a Vermont caller asks if his Social Security benefit will be “means-tested.”

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End-of-year tax planning

On this week’s Money Matters, Michael Mouriski, CPA and Vice President of Tax Solutions at Allworth Financial, joins Scott and Pat to discuss tax planning strategies for the end of the year.

Scott and Pat advise a Colorado caller looking to consolidate his four investment accounts. Also, a retiree in Lodi asks if he should pay down the mortgages on his rental properties with some of the $750,000 saved in his IRA.

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