Press

Hanson McClain advisors have been featured in various national and local industry publications.

RIA Biz
What they do teach at Harvard Business School
April 3, 2014

Scott Hanson’s April 3rd RIABiz article:  What they do teach at Harvard Business School that’s worth learning even after banking monetary success.

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Erickson Tribune
Should you take a lump-sum pension payout?
March 25, 2014

Should you take a lump-sum pension payment? Our own Thomas Chandler, CFP®, gives the Erickson Tribune the lowdown.

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CNBC.com
How to deal with rates, step by step
March 24, 2014

Scott Hanson's most recent guest column for CNBC: Read More

CNBC.com
Obama's budget bad for 401(k) savers
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scott Hanson's latest article for CNBC.com: Obama's budget is bad for some working Americans.

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CNBC.com
Retirement is not for everyone
March 17, 2014

Scott Hanson's March 17th CNBC article: Save and plan for financial independence.

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Fox Business
How to manage your 401(k)
February 27, 2014

Scott Hanson was interviewed on a nationally broadcast segment on Fox Business where he discussed 401(k) management.

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CNBC.com
My, oh myRA, what a misguided bureaucratic mess this will be
February 12, 2014

The newly created myRA retirement plan will prove to be a bloated bureaucratic mess, predicts financial advisor Scott Hanson.

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CNBC.com
Using Roth IRA to pay for college
February 3, 2014

Scott Hanson dissects the pros and cons of using a Roth IRA to pay for your child's education.

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CNBC.com
Planning a Roth IRA Conversion? Check Your State Income Tax
January 15, 2014

Scott Hanson discusses the various tax implications of Roth IRA conversions.

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CNBC's The Closing Bell
Stock's weaken amid debt deal jitters
October 18, 2013

Scott Hanson on CNBC's The Closing Bell from Tuesday, October 18th, 2013.

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The New York Times
Financing Start-Up Dreams With Retirement Savings
September 13, 2013

Paul Sullivan with The Times, interviewed Scott Hanson for his article, Financing Start-Up Dreams With Retirement Savings.

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Barron's Magazine
Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors
August 24, 2013

For the second year in a row, Hanson McClain Advisors’ Founders Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been recognized as two of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the nation, as ranked by Barron’s[1]magazine. The only two Sacramento-area advisors to make the list, Barron’s rankings reflect the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.
[1] Barron’s©magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P

http://online.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors/independent/2013

Barron's Magazine
Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors
August 25, 2012

Hanson McClain Advisors’ Founders Scott Hanson and Pat McClain have been recognized as two of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the nation, as ranked by Barron’s[1]magazine. Barron’s ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, published in Barron’s magazine on

August 25, 2012, is also available online at: http://online.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors/independent


[1] Barron’s©magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.

Registered Rep.
Advisors with Heart Award
May 1, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Hanson McClain co-CEO Patrick McClain has received New York-based Registered Rep. Magazine's Advisors with Heart Award for his oustanding community service:

http://registeredrep.com/institutions/finance_patrick_mcclain_not/

Barron's Magazine
Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors
August 29, 2011

Scott Hanson, a senior partner and co-founder of Sacramento-based Hanson McClain Advisors, has been identified by Barron’s[1] magazine as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors nationwide. Barron’s ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.

 

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, published in Barron’s magazine on

August 29, 2011, is also available online at: http://online.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors/independent


[1] Barron’s© magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P

LA Times
February 16, 2011

Anthony York and Jack Dolan with the Los Angeles Times interviewed Scott Hanson for their article on California state employee retirement benefits.

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New York Times
With Retirement Savings, It's a Sprint to the Finish
January 21, 2011

Finance reporter with The Times, Tara Siegel Bernard interviewed Scott Hanson for her article, With Retirement Savings, It's a Sprint to the Finish.

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Sacramento Business Journal
October 22, 2010

Mark Anderson with Sacramento Business Journal interviewed Scott Hanson on the launch of Hanson McClain's 401(k) retirement plan services division.

Smart Money
3 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor
June 9, 2010

In 3 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor, Scott Hanson is quoted on the importance of transparency with financial advisors. Who your adviser works for and how he’s paid can make all the difference in the advice you get. If someone ducks questions about such issues, “that’s a red flag,” says Scott Hanson, cofounder of one of the largest independent advisory firms.

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Investment Advisor
January 2010

Scott Hanson and Pat McClain appeared on the cover and were profiled in the accompanying story, Reinvention Time by Robert Keane. He describes how they built a successful business by serving a niche market and developed the Hanson McClain Retirement Network to help other advisors do the same. Keane also looks at their new brand extension, Hanson McClain Financial Services, created to serve clients with less than $250,000 to invest.

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Wall Street Journal
December 19, 2009

For her Encore column Can These Retirements Be Saved, reporter Kelly Green invited Scott Hanson to provide a “retirement makeover” for one of her readers. Scott analyzed the reader’s situation and offered recommendations for ways to improve his financial situation in retirement.

Research Magazine
2006 Advisor Hall of Fame
December 2006
Investment Advisor
The 25 Most Influential People In and Around the Financial Planning Profession
May 2005