Hanson McClain’s Money Matters

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Best of Show: Retirement Planning and Underfunded Pensions

This week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters is a “best of” show featuring our top retirement focused calls. Scott and Pat also talk about underfunded pensions and what it might mean for retirees.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who’s due to inherit $80,000 and wants to know how to use the money to prepare for retirement. A couple who used to contribute to non-deductible IRAs back when their income was higher, wants to know what type of retirement account(s) they should roll the funds into. A caller with $1.6 million in retirement savings, and who is due to receive a monthly pension of $2,800, wants to know if he’ll be able to afford a mortgage of $2,200 once he stops working. A Bay Area woman with two rentals asks if she should cash out her 401(k) to pay off the loans. A man who owns a home in Reno, has a $4,000 a month pension, and $35,000 in an IRA, wants to know if he has enough income to retire.

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The Changing Landscape of Retirement

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the concept of retirement and how financial planning needs to fit into the new retirement. They also take several calls on everything from tax planning to retirement income planning.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants to know what his withdrawal rate should be for a retirement account that is a discretionary fund. A woman who is 53, wants to know how she can go back to school, work and save for retirement. A woman’s husband is getting a $100,000 bonus, and she wants to know what they can do to reduce their tax burden. A man is planning to stop working in three years and wants to know if he should buy a retirement home in Reno, and then rent it out until he retires and sells his current home.

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Having Too Much Company Stock Can Be Risky

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the potential risks that exist when an investor is overweighted in their company’s stock. They also take several calls and talk about how financial planning is a dynamic process that should evolve and change as an investor’s life changes.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants to know if he should purchase a whole life insurance policy. A woman who has a $100,000 in a 401(k), wants to know if she should move the money to CD ladders to avoid risk. A caller’s mother has gifted her $14,000 and planned to gift her more money; the caller wants to know how much she can be gifted before she will owe taxes. A man who is 66 wants to know if he should take his Social Security or wait until his full retirement age at 70.

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Don’t Let the Fear of Missing Out Drive Your Investment Decisions

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the mismanagement of retirement savings, and how the fear of missing out drives people to take on more risk than they should. They also take several calls on everything from Social Security to 401(K) management.

 

Scott and Pat take a call from a woman who previously worked in the private sector and is now interested in working for the federal government and wants to know if she would lose her Social Security benefits. A woman is calling on behalf of her husband and wants to know what to do about the limited options in his 401(k). A man has $60,000 in cash that he needs to keep semi-liquid and doesn’t want to take on much risk but wants to know where he should invest the money. A man who has several rental properties and wants to know if he should stop contributing to his 401(k) and only invest in real estate. A 60-year-old man who has a pension that nets about $1,000 a week after taxes and health care, wants to know if he should take Social Security at 62 or wait until his full retirement age.

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