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Is Your Employer Using Your 401(k) to Rip You Off?

Scott Hanson sheds some light on the prevalence of companies profiting off of their employees' retirement savings.

Should You Invest or Pay Off Your Mortgage?

How to Choose Between Your House and Your 401(k).

4 Ways to Create Your Own Pension

Scott Hanson writes in his Kiplinger's article about four ways to create a monthly income similar to what a company pension would provide.

The Key Mistakes Investors Make in Retirement

It’s not easy being an investor when you’re young, but it gets even more difficult once you transition into retirement.

Many Americans Don't Enjoy Retirement

Scott Hanson's latest Kiplinger's column examines the ever-changing face of retirement.

Traditional Retirement: May It Rest in Peace

Scott Hanson writes for CNBC about the changing lifestyle goals of modern retirees.

What Life is Really Like in Retirement

Scott Hanson explains in his Kiplinger's article how retirement is about more than saving and investing, it's about planning your life in retirement.

What's the Right Asset Allocation for Your Portfolio?

Forget the traditional measurements and general rules of thumb. The right answer depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and other factors specific to your situation

Don't Rush to Roll That 401(k) Into an IRA

Scott Hanson explains to a pre-retiree the adverse tax consequences of bad investment advice, and when to roll a 401(k) into an IRA.

Savvy Ways to Build a Retirement Investment Plan

Scott Hanson's CNBC article offers some unique ideas for building a modern retirement plan.

6 Keys to True Financial Independence

Scott Hanson explores the 6 secrets to retiring free from financial worry.

It Pays to Know Your Pension Options

You may get to choose from several options for receiving your pension. In Kiplinger's, Scott Hanson provides answers on how to think through them.

Vanguard Research: How Advisors Add Value

World wide investment giant Vanguard announces Advisor’s AlphaTM can add 3% to client portfolios.

Trusted Family Advisor Has You In Mind

Scott Hanson advises readers about an important relationship that must be established before either partner becomes terminally ill.

Roth Conversion in High Tax States a Bad Idea

Retirement expert Scott Hanson writes for CNBC about the tax implications of Roth conversions.

Just Say No to Life Insurance as a Retirement Fund

Retirement expert Scott Hanson's latest Kiplinger's column warns consumers about high-commission insurance investment products with complex tax loopholes.

To Roth or Not to Roth: Tax Diversification

Retirement expert Scott Hanson explains the difference between 403(b)s and Roth IRA savings accounts in Kiplinger magazine.

The US Needs a Better, Simpler Retirement Savings Solution

Retirement expert Scott Hanson writes for CNBC about the confusion surrounding President Obama's myRA plan.

Calculating the Tax Bite When Converting a 401(k) to a Roth IRA

In Kiplinger magazine, Scott Hanson explains the different tax implications of converting a 401(k) to a Roth IRA.

The Biggest Oversight in Most Americans' Retirement Planning

Retirement expert Scott Hanson writes about quality of life issues for Kiplinger magazine.

Dad just died, mom needs help

Financial expert, and Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisor, Scott Hanson, writes about retirement and asset allocation for Kiplinger.

Big Changes to Social Security are here!

Retirement expert Scott Hanson writes about a sudden change to Social Security and how these changes may impact you.

Should I Take the Lump Sum on My Pension?

Retirement expert Scott Hanson writes about pensions and lump sum payouts.

Using an IRA to Make the House Payment

Scott Hanson discusses retirement and paying off your mortgage with an IRA.

Surprising Social Security Advice for High-Income Retirees

Scott Hanson writes in Kiplinger magazine about Social Security means testing and retirement.

Can I Give An Inherited Retirement Account to My Mom?

Scott Hanson writes in Kiplinger about retirement, being a benefactor, and inheriting a 401(k) or pension.

Don’t Be Sentimental with Inherited Stocks

Financial expert Scott Hanson writes about inheritances and stock liquidation.

A 401(k) for a New College Grad? Yes!

Better still If the employer offers a Roth option. The money inside the plan will grow tax-deferred, and with the Roth, it can be withdrawn tax-free in retirement.

Should You Save for Retirement in a 401(k) or Roth IRA?

All things being equal, saving the maximum into a Roth option provides the greatest chance of high, after-tax income during retirement.

5 Benefits of Hiring Older Workers

Scott Hanson writes about the power of maturity and aging in the new American retirement landscape, and the 5 Benefits of Hiring Older Workers.

Should You Save for Retirement or Pay Off Your Mortgage

If you are in a high tax bracket, max out your 401(k), earmarking some of those dollars for a future payoff during retirement.

A Big Idea for Retirement

More people than ever before are beginning retirement and then enrolling in college.

Easing Back from Quantitative Easing

In this month's Hanson McClain Newsletter learn if quantitative easing is a brilliant fiscal policy or an economic time bomb.

The Economic Impact of Declining Birthrates

Learn how population declines in developed countries could alter your retirement plans.

A Particle Physicist’s Guide to Smart Passwords

How do you better defend yourself against identity theft with smart passwords.

The Female Retirement Matrix

Women, whether in a partnership or on their own, require more money and more retirement planning than their male counterparts.

My, oh myRA, what a misguided bureaucratic mess this will be

In this February 2014 article for CNBC, financial advisor Scott Hanson predicts the newly created myRA retirement plan will prove to be a bloated bureaucratic mess.