Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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The heartwarming calls from 2020

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat look back at calls from listeners looking to give back, start new businesses, and help their families.

Scott and Pat advise a single mother about saving money for her three children. A military veteran asks how he can gift a Required Minimum Distribution to his younger wife. A recent college graduate asks how he should invest $45,000. Scott and Pat speak with a charitably inclined caller who wants to know how the CARES Act affects his donations and tax deductions. A Rockland caller asks how he can help his aging parents living on $3,300 a month. Finally, a caller leaving his federal government career to start a new business asks if he should contribute to a Roth IRA. 

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Where Donor Advised Funds are helping.

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the promising ways that charitable giving changed in 2020.

Scott and Pat advise a caller concerned about means testing who wants to know when he should collect Social Security. A Utah man with $340,000 saved from a home sale asks if he should use the money to pay down the mortgage on another new home. A mother with $2 million in a 401(k) asks how she can create a tax-efficient inheritance for her daughter. Scott and Pat advise a South Carolina man about buying a second rental property. Finally, a caller asks how she can help her daughter save $12,000.

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Why we’re donating $1 million to help foster children.

On this week's Money Matters, Scott publicly discusses his experience as a foster parent for the first time. Scott and Pat then announce a new philanthropic endeavor called Allworth Kids, which will encourage people to help foster children, and includes a company-wide campaign to donate $1 million to the Ticket to Dream Foundation.

Scott and Pat advise a single father who wants to know if he should buy more life insurance or invest in the stock market to help his two daughters. A retired caller recently moved to Eugene, Oregon, and wants to know if she should buy a house for $400,000 in cash or take out a mortgage. Finally, a Mount Shasta caller asks if he should use his deferred compensation to buy an annuity.

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When stock prices grow faster than earnings…

On this week's Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss end-of-year tax planning considerations in this uncertain political season, along with the reasons why they aren’t celebrating higher stock prices just yet.

Scott and Pat advise a California caller about a $36,000 Roth conversion. A father of three moved his family in with his in-laws and asks when he should buy a new home. A caller who is used to saving money asks how to feel comfortable spending in retirement. Finally, Scott and Pat advise a cancer survivor on how to invest $10,000.

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