Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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Prepare your retirement savings for the next downturn.

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how you can create a disciplined investment strategy.

Scott and Pat advise a Denver man trying to save more and pay down a $450,000 mortgage. A caller is taking a $540,000 inherited IRA through probate. A man who has improved his credit score wants to know if he should refinance his mortgage. A California woman is expecting $1 million from a home sale and, having been burned by a financial advisor before, wonders how and where she should invest. A caller nearing retirement asks if there is a way around the Windfall Elimination Provision. Finally, a woman within six months of retirement asks how she should prepare.

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Who gets caught in modern Ponzi schemes?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme ensnared many retail investors.

Scott and Pat advise a Georgia woman trying to lower taxes on her $900,000 IRA. A concerned man asks if his bank can seize his savings. A pensioner is deciding between a $1.4 million lump sum or $8,000 monthly payout. Scott and Pat advise a New Jersey caller who wants to leave a $100,000 perpetuity for his favorite charity. Finally, a Denver man asks if a traditional or hybrid long-term care insurance policy is better for him. 

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The We Company’s flopped IPO

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss The We Company’s IPO failure, and why huge investments aren’t always intelligent ones.

Scott and Pat advise a California man who purchased a $300,000 annuity and is considering purchasing another. A caller who saved $2.8 million asks if he’s following the correct Social Security claiming strategy. A woman who quit her corporate job to become a farmer is deciding how to take a $125,000 pension. Finally, a caller with half of her money in cash and half in Johnson & Johnson stock asks if she should allocate differently.

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Can you really afford your car?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the rising length of auto loans, and what it means for you.

Scott and Pat speak with a caller concerned about meeting her Required Minimum Distributions from different retirement accounts. A saver with $500,000 asks if an annuity is right for him. Scott and Pat advise a pastor looking to lower his taxes. A retired dog walker, who saved $2.2 million, asks if a Roth conversion is right for him. Finally, a man closing in on retirement wants to know if he will be able to live comfortably.

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Want a lower mortgage rate? Just ask.

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how you can potentially save on your current mortgage, and General Electric’s pension woes.  

Scott and Pat advise a caller with a $1.5 million home who’s considering using its equity. A Colorado man asks if he should consolidate his credit card debt with his mortgage. A caller going through a job change asks how he should roll over his investments. Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a man expecting a $600,000 inheritance who is looking to grow and protect the money.

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Is Facebook a monopoly?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the potential break-up of big technology companies, including Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

Scott and Pat speak with a caller looking to protect an injury settlement from her $66,000 tax debt. A real estate investor asks if he should sell a $350,000 rental property. A man in his 80’s, with $200,000 in student loans, asks if he should pay off the balance. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a widow who wants to collect Social Security and go back to work.

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A financial model can say whatever you want

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss The We Company’s troubled IPO, and why good stories don’t always make good investments.

Scott and Pat advise a man who may be gifting money that he can’t afford to give away. A father with four kids asks how to handle the extra money in their 529 plans. A caller living in Italy asks how she can save $1,500 a month for retirement. Scott and Pat discuss an IRA withdrawal strategy with a Sacramento man who saved $1.5 million. Finally, a woman with $3.5 in net worth asks if she should immediately take Social Security at age 62.

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A disturbing investment trend

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the appeal and hidden pitfalls of purchasing an equity-indexed annuity. 

Scott and Pat talk about the potential issues of early retirement with a Cincinnati man who saved $1.4 million. A caller asks about the tax implications of using a Health Savings Account. Scott and Pat advise a Dallas man who is troubled by the rising fees in his 403(b). Finally, a younger caller asks if she should consolidate her student loans. 

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A $700,000 yearly income and no retirement savings.

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the benefits of a Health Savings Account, and why a high income does not equal a secure retirement.

Scott and Pat take a question about the tax implications of saving in a Health Savings Account. A caller with $5.5 million saved asks if he should do a Roth conversion. A Kansas City man is close to hitting the maximum for his yearly 401(k) contributions. Scott and Pat advise a daughter who is wondering when to sell her mother’s house. A Roseville man’s wife has $40,000 in a Canadian retirement fund and wants to know the best way to handle the money.

In a segment exclusively for podcast listeners, Scott and Pat discuss how to transfer property.

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Bernie Sanders meets Scott

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why tax planning in your fifties can save you money down the road. Scott also tells the story of his chance encounter with Bernie Sanders.

Scott and Pat advise a man who has a $120,000 per year pension about when he should take Social Security. A caller has $50,000 in IRAs and wants to avoid taxes on her distributions. A man with $3 million saved is considering an annuity. A risk-inclined caller asks about “tactical allocations.” Finally, a woman asks who she should choose to be the executor of her will.

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