Hanson McClain’s Money Matters

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The Role of a Fiduciary and the Importance of Retirement Planning

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about the role of a fiduciary and the importance of planning for retirement at least 3 years in advance.

 

Scott and Pat take a call from a federal employee who wants to know what’s the best way to handle his Thrift Savings Plan. A caller wants to know why there are hidden fees in his account when his advisor is supposed to be acting as a fiduciary. A couple recently sold their home and wanted to know if they should purchase a new home or continue to rent and invest the money from the sale of their home. Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain advisor, Pat Henry, who discusses a situation with a client who thought they couldn’t retire but determined that they could after completing the retirement planning process.

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Excess Returns and Interesting Tax Planning Strategies

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss excess returns and talk with Hanson McClain’s Chief Investment Officer about some interesting tax planning strategies.

 

Scott and Pat take a call from a man in Denver who wants to know if his wife, who is a teacher, should purchase additional years of benefits on her pension. A caller wants advice about a strategy a broker is pitching to his wife to move $15,000 from an old 401(k) to an annuity. A man inherited a 401(k) from his father and wants to know if he has to take RMD’s based on his father’s age. A caller lost a month of insurance coverage while changing from the affordable care program to Medicare and is now being penalized for not having coverage the entire year; he wants to know what he should do.  Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain advisor, David Schauer, who discusses a situation with a client that could be facing higher RMD’s when the new tax laws sunset.

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The Top 5 Retirement Income Decisions Facing Older Workers

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about a new study on retirement income decisions from Stanford’s Center on Longevity.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who wants to know if he should purchase a retirement home in Nevada now and rent it for two years until he is ready to retire. A woman who has a whole life insurance policy wants to know if she should cash out the policy or hold on to it. A recent widow is calling to determine at what age she can start collecting on her husband’s Social Security benefit. Lastly, a caller wants to know how he can avoid capital gains taxes when selling company stock he inherited.

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The Value of Good Financial Advice

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls and talk about the importance of getting the proper retirement advice.

Scott and Pat take a call from a man who pre-paid his property taxes for 2017 and wants to know if that was the right choice and if there have been any changes to the new tax law that would keep him from claiming those property taxes. A caller wants to know if he should take the joint and survivor annuity pension option that his company is offering. A woman who inherited an IRA from her mother wants to know what she should do with the IRA and how soon she needs to make a decision. A caller who recently made a Roth conversion before the age of 59½ wants to know if there is anything he can do to mitigate the tax consequences and how he should go about paying the taxes in the future. Lastly, a couple disagrees on when to take distributions from their IRA, and want Scott and Pat’s opinion to be the deciding factor.

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Esoteric Financial Products and Planning for Retirement

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about esoteric financial products and take several calls.

Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who has Parkinson’s and wants to know how he should handle his investments given the disease. A caller wants to know how his RMD’s should be distributed. A woman who is self-employed managed to save several million dollars over the course of several years and wants to know how she should invest that money. A caller who doesn’t want to be a landlord but is looking for another to invest is curious about REIT’s and wants to know if they are a good investment option. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain president Steve Burnett, who discusses a situation with a client who was concerned about retiring.

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Estate Planning with the New Tax Laws and the Stock Market

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about estate planning with the new tax laws and the current state of the stock market.

Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who received a large windfall from his employer's pension plans and wants to know how to mitigate the increase in his Medicare premiums. A caller wants to know what he and his wife should do with the money she inherited. A woman inherited money from her father and wants to know if the money will be taxed. A man calls on behalf of someone else and wants to know what the maximum Wind Fall Elimination program reduction would be for a teacher who wants to retire at 62. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Andrew Kroll, Estate Planning & Asset Protection Attorney at Kroll Law Offices, P.C.

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Tax Law Changes and Cryptocurrency

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat interview a CPA from Denver to talk about the new tax law changes and they talk about the state of Cryptocurrency.

Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who has several rental properties want to know how much money he should have in an emergency fund. A man who has an indexed based annuity wants to know what he should do with the rider. A caller wants to know if he should contribute his $16,000 bank of accruals disbursement into his Roth or 457. A man calls on behalf of a friend who is going through a divorce and needs help making a community property decision regarding a CalPERS pension account. A retired military vet wants to know if he and his wife have enough to retire comfortably. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Bill Holben, Managing Partner of Holben Hay Lake Balzer CPAs in Denver, Colorado, to talk about the new tax law.

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A New Spin on Non-Traded REIT’s, and the State of the Stock Market

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about a new spin on brokers selling non-traded real-estate investments, and the state of the stock market.

Scott and Pat take a call from a caller who has a variable annuity and wants to know what he should do with that annuity should he need the money. A women who is retired and needs to do $20,000 worth of home improvements and wants to know where she should pull the money from. A women is calling on behalf of her daughter and wants to know if her and her husband should use their savings to pay down the mortgage or continue to save. Next Pat and Scott talk about the current state of the stock market.  A caller wants to know if he and his wife should pay off their primary residence and retirement home they purchase in the California, Foothills. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain advisor Eric Henry, who discusses a situation with a client who wants to invest in non-traded real-estate investment trusts for the purpose of long-term care planning.

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years, and have answered questions from thousands of callers on a variety of financial topics.

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Annuities, Income Withdrawal Strategies, and Paying Down the Mortgage

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat take several calls including one from the son of a widowed mother who is trying to help his mom with her financial situation now that dad is gone, and a gentlemen who wants to know if he should change his withdrawal strategy from his IRA’s based upon the new tax law.

Scott and Pat take a call from a women who lives in Minnesota and wants to know if there are options for older workers who do not want to leave the workforce. A caller recently retired and wants to know if she should pay off her mortgage with her money market account. A caller is calling on behalf of his widowed mother and wants to know if they should invest the money from her annuity in the stock market. A man who has a large retirement savings wants to know if given the new tax laws he should adjust his retirement income withdrawal strategy. A caller’s wife is a nurse but doesn’t currently have a retirement plan provided by her employer and wants to know where she should save to lower their combined taxable income. Lastly, a women who owns an annuity but doesn’t need the money wants to know if she should annuitize her variable annuity now.

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years, and have answered questions from thousands of callers on a variety of financial topics.

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Tips to Help you Prepare for Life in Retirement

On this week’s Hanson McClain’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat talk about retirement topics such as debt in retirement, affording to retire, and retiring and starting a new career.

 Scott and Pat take a call from a women who wants to retire in 8 years and start a new career, and she wants to know if she can afford to do that. A caller wants to know if he and his wife should pay off or pay down their current mortgages. A couple wants to know if it makes sense to have the wife collect half of the husband’s social security and wait to collect hers. Lastly, Scott and Pat welcome Hanson McClain advisor Keith Johnson, who discusses a situation with a client who was a good saver and wanted to make sure his investments were on track but quickly found out he was invested in several illiquid expensive financial products.

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been hosting Hanson McClain’s Money Matters radio show for over 20 years, and have answered questions from thousands of callers on a variety of financial topics.

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