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Annuities, Income Withdrawal Strategies, and Paying Down the Mortgage

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls including one from the son of a widowed mother who is trying to help his mom with her financial situation now that dad is gone, and a gentlemen who wants to know if he should change his withdrawal strategy from his IRA’s based upon the new tax law.

Scott and Pat take a call from a women who lives in Minnesota and wants to know if there are options for older workers who do not want to leave the workforce. A caller recently retired and wants to know if she should pay off her mortgage with her money market account. A caller is calling on behalf of his widowed mother and wants to know if they should invest the money from her annuity in the stock market. A man who has a large retirement savings wants to know if given the new tax laws he should adjust his retirement income withdrawal strategy. A caller’s wife is a nurse but doesn’t currently have a retirement plan provided by her employer and wants to know where she should save to lower their combined taxable income. Lastly, a women who owns an annuity but doesn’t need the money wants to know if she should annuitize her variable annuity now.

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years, and have answered questions from thousands of callers on a variety of financial topics.

What the New Tax Law Means for you and your Money

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the new tax laws and what it will mean for you, and they take a call from a man deciding between a monthly pension and a lump sum.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who is a disabled vet and wants to know if he can retire from his part-time job and be financially secure. A caller wants to know if he should take a monthly pension or a lump sum from his current employer. A man who is still working at 70 ½ and wants to know if he has to take his minimum distribution and if he can still contribute to his 401(k) through his current employer. A caller wants to know if he should purchase a $40,000 a year Universal Life Insurance policy. Lastly, a caller recently refinanced to a 15 year mortgage and wants to know if her and her husband should be making extra payments to get the mortgage paid off even sooner.

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years, and have answered questions from thousands of callers on a variety of financial topics.