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Thanksgiving Best of Show

In celebration of Thanksgiving, this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show is a best of show with the top calls from the year.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who has Parkinson’s and wants to know how he should invest his retirement savings. A woman wants to know if she and her husband should start taking withdrawals from their IRA. A caller wants to know if she should pay off her rental properties with her 401(k). A man is calling on behalf of his wife who has been let go from her company after over 30 years of service and is unsure of what to do next. A caller has a military pension, and he wants to know if his retirement plan is on track. Finally, Scott and Pat discuss a voicemail from an annuity wholesaler.

Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

Baby Boomers are Unretiring

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss why more retirees are heading back into the workforce, and the upside of fewer pensions.

Scott and Pat encourage a caller to stop considering her vacation property a fantastic investment. A retired military officer with an extra $3,000 in monthly income wants investment advice. A man moving to Mexico with his wife wants to avoid taxes when he sells his American condo. A caller with $50,000 in credit card debt wants to know how to handle his debt and pension.

Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

The Problem with Investing in Timber

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the problem with timber as an investment and the importance of diversification.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants to know if he should take his pension as a lump sum or as a monthly annuity. A caller has a mortgage of $500,000 and wants to know if she should use her 403(b) to pay it down. A 50-year-old police officer would like to retire and wants to know if he should use his retirement savings to pay off his mortgage. A caller lost his wife and needs advice on what to do with the proceeds from a life insurance policy.

Ask a question by clicking here, or email Scott and Pat at questions@moneymatters.com.

FANG Stocks and the Importance of Diversification

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about how the FANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, and Google) have been carrying the market and how the bond market is responding. They also touch on the importance of diversification.

 Scott and Pat take a few calls on whether or not to pay off the mortgage. They take a call from a woman who is currently retired and wants to know if she should pay off her mortgage or not worry about it. And a caller who has a variable interest rate and wants to know what’s the best way to pay off her primary home.