Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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Should you use your 401(k) to pay down your mortgage?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the pitfalls of putting a rental property in your IRA. In a podcast exclusive, they talk about what to do with a deceased spouse’s retirement accounts.

Scott and Pat advise a Colorado caller, with more than $1 million saved, if she should contribute to a Roth 401(k). A Sacramento caller asks if he should bolster his savings or pay down his debt after withdrawing his 401(k) savings to pay for his children’s education. A veteran asks Scott and Pat if he can refinance his wife’s mortgage.  Finally, Scott and Pat speak with a government employee who is considering rolling over his 457 account to an IRA.

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Upcoming legislation could affect your retirement

On this week's Allworth's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how a new retirement bill, the SECURE Act, could affect you. 

Scott and Pat advise a South Carolina caller who is considering purchasing a $130,000 investment property. A small business owner asks how he can save for retirement and help his employees. A Sacramento caller with $200,000 saved is considering putting more in a Roth 401(k). Finally, a retired caller asks if gold is a good investment to hedge the stock market. 

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