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The Hot Industries of Today Will Not Be Hot Tomorrow

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about how companies change within industries.

Scott and Pat speak with a caller about whether his wife can take her own Social Security benefit first and then switch to a spousal benefit when he retires. A caller wants to sell a rental property and do a tax-free exchange into an opportunity zone fund. A man from Sacramento wonders how fee-based advisors can recommend mutual funds if they don’t take commissions. A caller recently lost his mother and wants to know how he should handle the money that was not in his mother’s trust. Finally, Scott and Pat question how it’s possible that we are in a bull market, but public pensions are still woefully underfunded.

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Help your grandchildren, but not at the expense of your retirement.

Celebrating Easter, this week’s Money Matters is a look back at some of the show’s most memorable calls. Scott and Pat also discuss how many grandparents are helping grandchildren at the expense of their retirements.

Scott and Pat speak with a woman who would like to rollover an annuity that she bought for her daughter. A caller wants to make her $750,000 IRA less risky. A man is concerned about the future of Social Security. Scott and Pat speak with a man trying to turn the sale of a $400,000 property into retirement income. Finally, a woman in California wants to leave a house to her daughters, one of which has cancer.

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Stocks don’t know that you own them

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the wave of tech companies going public and introduce a new retirement frame of mind.

Scott and Pat speak with a caller who is worried about a diminishing pension and wants to cash out. A man in Northern California is facing an early retirement and asks what he can do with $463,000 in savings. A caller is selling a rental property worth $350,000 and wondering what his tax liability will be. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a Colorado man considering a $175,000 “air time” purchase for his pension. 

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The Red Flags of Bad Investments

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the fundamental economic problem facing the legal marijuana market.

Scott and Pat speak with a man in South Carolina who wants to maximize his and his wife’s Social Security benefit. A couple had $2 million stolen by an advisor who billed himself as a fiduciary. They want recourse. A man with $8 million in savings is considering a Roth conversion. A New Jersey caller with $400,000 saved wants to know what accounts he should prioritize. Finally, a man in Elk Grove is worried about the stock market and wonders if his investments are allocated correctly.

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