Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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Financial products for aging Americans

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the reasons why some advisors target aging Americans to buy unnecessary financial products. 

Scott and Pat advise a man in Somerset who is helping his mother protect the proceeds from her home sale. A man in Northern California asks how he should plan for his Social Security benefit. A caller asks how she can determine the value of a property’s mineral rights. Finally, a man who saved $500,000 asks if he should sell his rental to pay off his primary mortgage.

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Is your financial advisor a full-time fiduciary?

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the allegations surrounding a well-known financial advisor who called himself a fiduciary and potentially hid his conflicts of interest. They also talk about the SECURE Act’s passage and what it means for your retirement.

Scott and Pat advise a mother trying to save $100,000 for her children’s college education. A caller asks if he can cash out his pension early. Finally, a New Jersey business owner asks if he should prioritize saving in a traditional or Roth 401(K).

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Become and remain financially independent

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the steps that you need to take to become financially independent.

Scott and Pat advise a woman, with $400,000 in taxable accounts, who is considering opening a 401(k). A man in Northern California making $400,000, with $600,000 saved, asks what he needs to do to have a comfortable retirement. Finally, an Atlanta caller asks if he should prioritize his Roth or traditional accounts.

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