Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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Public pensions are in more trouble

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the economic implications of negative oil prices, the second stimulus package, and potential state bankruptcies.

Scott and Pat advise a retired man looking to replace the $25,000 he took out as a Required Minimum Distribution at the beginning of the year. A mother of three asks how she can save for her three children. Finally, a California caller asks if she should invest in oil.

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A recession is like a forest fire

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat interview Andy Stout, Chief Investment Officer of Allworth Financial. They discuss unemployment, the stock and bond market, and potential silver linings in this crisis.

Scott and Pat advise Cincinnati woman who asks how the CARES Act affects her Required Minimum Distribution. A caller, who is invested 45% in stocks and 55% in bonds, asks if his investments are allocated correctly for his needs and goals. 

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Today’s fear affects your long-term goals

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat help you navigate the emotional roller coaster of today’s markets and avoid the potential mistakes that could wreck your retirement plans. 

Scott and Pat advise a risk-averse caller, who reduced his stock and bond exposure, and wondering if his investments are allocated correctly. A 45-year-old caller, with $800,000 saved, cashed out his 401(k) in February and asks how he should get back in the market. Finally, a man who owes $260,000 on his mortgage asks if he should refinance his loan.

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Taking control of your finances and staying sane

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss some ways that you can take control of your finances and look for opportunities in this challenging market.