Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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If you are a high earner, take Social Security ASAP.

On this week’s Money Matters, Pat and Allworth advisor David Schauer discuss why high earners should take Social Security sooner rather than later. In a podcast exclusive segment, they discuss how your risk tolerance can change your investment strategy.

Pat and David advise a janitor who saved $460,000 and wants to gift all of his assets to charity. A Nevada man asks if he should take a higher distribution from his investments. A caller with $2 million asks if his investments can generate more income. Pat and David advise a Denver man looking for a safe, short-term investment. Finally, a woman expecting $150,000 asks how she should invest.

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Where do bonds fit in your savings?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Pat and Allworth advisor David Schauer discuss how you can use bonds in a low interest rate environment.

Pat and David advise a California woman who gained $1 million from a home sale. A government worker, who owes $316,000 on a mortgage and student loans, asks if he should prioritize his debt or retirement savings. A man with $200,000 in family income asks if he should fund a new IRA. Pat and David advise a property owner trying to defer his capital gains taxes. Finally, a caller asks if he should buy more bonds. 

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The broken promises of indexed annuities.

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Pat and Allworth advisor David Schauer discuss the mechanics of indexed annuities, and why the broken promises of one insurance company led to a significant lawsuit.

Pat and David advise a California woman looking to leave her IRA savings to her loved ones. A man who owes $212,000 on his house asks if he should prioritize his mortgage or retirement saving. Pat and David speak with a San Antonio caller who is concerned about China’s impact on his investments. Finally, a man making $160,000 a year asks how he should maximize his savings.

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Prepare your retirement savings for the next downturn.

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how you can create a disciplined investment strategy.

Scott and Pat advise a Denver man trying to save more and pay down a $450,000 mortgage. A caller is taking a $540,000 inherited IRA through probate. A man who has improved his credit score wants to know if he should refinance his mortgage. A California woman is expecting $1 million from a home sale and, having been burned by a financial advisor before, wonders how and where she should invest. A caller nearing retirement asks if there is a way around the Windfall Elimination Provision. Finally, a woman within six months of retirement asks how she should prepare.

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Who gets caught in modern Ponzi schemes?

On this week’s Allworth’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme ensnared many retail investors.

Scott and Pat advise a Georgia woman trying to lower taxes on her $900,000 IRA. A concerned man asks if his bank can seize his savings. A pensioner is deciding between a $1.4 million lump sum or $8,000 monthly payout. Scott and Pat advise a New Jersey caller who wants to leave a $100,000 perpetuity for his favorite charity. Finally, a Denver man asks if a traditional or hybrid long-term care insurance policy is better for him. 

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