Allworth Financial’s Money Matters

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Start-ups, non-profits, 529s, and choosing between a 401(k) and a brokerage account.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat advise a teacher from New York who wants to start a business. A caller who received a $300,000 inheritance wants to know where to invest and how to make sure his children benefit. A 33-year-old caller from Virginia wants help deciding between contributing to her work sponsored 401(k) and a brokerage account. A highly organized retiree wants to know if his investments are too conservative, and how to start a non-profit. A former Marine who has spent his career as a postal worker wants to educate his grandchildren about investing and money.   

Rising home prices, the impact of inflation, and long-term care insurance.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat advise a caller who has lived in Yosemite for 30 years, saved well, but can’t quite afford a long-term care insurance policy. A caller who has saved $500,000 wants to know when he should file for Social Security. A 74-year-old Portland resident wants to know whether he should spend $700,000 to move into a retirement community. A soon-to-be retired state employee from San Diego wants to know how much the government will take from her pension. A retiree in his late 60s asks about Medicare Part B plan premiums.

The Rivian electric vehicle IPO, retirement account distribution strategies, and the downside of universal life insurance policies.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the record-setting Rivian electric vehicle IPO, before taking a call from a Georgia woman who wants advice on the sequencing of the drawdown of her retirement accounts. A city employee wants to know if she should keep her universal life insurance policy. A lifelong Californian wants financial advice about moving out of state. A North Carolinian has managed to save over $600,000 while making less than $60,000 a year. Finally, a California caller with $4 million in savings, and a $100,000 yearly pension, has three children who all live in New York and want her to move there.       

Overseas stock sales, delaying Social Security, and the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF.

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat advise a caller from Columbia about paying capital gains taxes on an overseas stock sale. A California man with $3.5 million saved wants to know about delaying Social Security and refinancing his home. Scott and Pat then discuss the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF. A caller from Woodland, California wants to know where to invest money from his former company’s profit-sharing program. They then advise a risk-adverse 67-year-old woman who has 63 percent of her $2.2 million savings in cash. Finally, a man in his late 50s with money to invest wants to know about Bitcoin.       

 

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Low interest rates, Tesla at $1 trillion, and a Trump SPAC

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss how long-term investors can invest during this unusual inflationary environment.

Scott and Pat advise a caller with $1.2 million in retirement savings about becoming a more passive investor. A caller with an income of $114,000 asks if he should take Social Security early. A bicycle racer asks how he can fund his hobby in retirement. Scott and Pat speak with a woman in California who is concerned what will happen to her bond investments if interest rates rise. Finally, a father in Virginia asks how he can prepare for a future financial collapse.  

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Questions for a global minimum tax

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the potential implications of a global minimum tax.

Scott and Pat advise a caller looking for a check-up on his plan to move to Portugal during retirement. A caller asks how her stock options will be impacted when her company goes public. Scott and Pat speak with a woman looking to invest the money in her revocable trust. A Michigan man with a family income of $250,000 a year asks if he’s on track to retire early. Finally, a retired caller with a $1 million inheritance asks how she should invest the money.

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The shadow inflation problem

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the surprising reasons why inflation is higher than the news indicates.

Scott and Pat advise a new father making $300,000 a year about saving for his child’s future. A Massachusetts caller asks how to develop a more thoughtful Roth conversion strategy for his $1.8 million in retirement savings. A federal employee with $1.2 million in a Thrift Savings Plan asks if he can afford to retire comfortably. A California caller asks if he should pay down his $115,000 mortgage balance with his 401(k). Finally, Scott and Pat advise a saver about how he should handle his multiple life insurance policies.

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The cheap debt conundrum

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat explain how low interest rates impact equities, the housing market, and the strange investment trends of 2021.

Scott and Pat advise a father in Kansas City about how he can leave his $4 million IRA to his children in a tax-smart way. A caller with $800,000 in her 401(k) asks how she should pay for her vacations during retirement.

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Expect rising insurance costs

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat discuss the two key reasons they expect insurance costs to rise.

Scott and Pat advise a New Jersey woman about handling $100,000 in a union retirement savings plan. A West Virginia man asks if he should invest $600,000 with a financial advisor who picks stocks. Finally, a caller planning to sell a house for $1.5 million asks what tax-write offs he should include in the sale.

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Gold versus inflation

On this week’s Money Matters, Scott and Pat break down the myth linking gold prices with high inflation.

Scott and Pat advise a caller from New Zealand about transferring $34,000 from her home country to a bank in the United States. A father asks how he can help his son invest the $40,000 he’s carefully saved. A Colorado man asks how to invest $475,000 before his new home is completed next year. Finally, a caller who saved physical gold bullion asks how much he should keep as he diversifies into other investments.

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