Hanson McClain advisors have been featured in various national and local industry publications.
New 401(k) annuities can make retirement income a sure thing
November 24, 2014
Scott Hanson’s article for CNBC.com examines the differences between good and bad annuities.
Rollover rethink: 4 good reasons not to roll 401(k) funds into an IRA
October 22, 2014
Scott Hanson gives CNBC.com four good reasons why NOT to roll over your 401(k) into an IRA.
Community Service: A fresh idea – fresh food for the poor
October 13, 2014
Community Leadership Awards, sponsored by InvestmentNews recently presented Pat McClain with the Community Service Award for his decades of service with the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services organization. Pat will utilize the award money to the fullest by contributing it back into the charities mobile food bank program, which already provides emergency goods and services to 45,000 people a month.
It’s time to level the retirement-plan playing field
October 7, 2014
Scott Hanson writes about retirement plan inequality and what the government can do to fix it in this piece for CNBC.com.
Philanthropic advisers recognized for service
September 18, 2014
Pat McClain honored by InvestmentNews for his work with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors
August 23, 2014
For the third 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’smagazine. 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.
Retirement Savings: How Much Is Enough
August 01, 2014
How much do you need for retirement? Pat McClain tells Investor’s Business Daily.
Retirement reset: Sandwiched Boomers put plans on hold
July 29, 2014
With student loan costs soaring, and life expectancy exploding, multi-generational households are more and more common. The impact on retirement is dramatic. Scott Hanson discusses this in the July 29th edition of USA Today.
Finalists for Community Leadership Awards announced by Invest in Others and InvestmentNews
July 24, 2014
Pat McClain is a finalist for the prestigious Invest in Others award for community service. Sponsored by InvestmentNews, ceremonies to be held September 18th in New York City.
Voices: Scott Hanson, on Taking Social Security Benefits Early
June 27, 2014
In this special feature written for the Wall Street Journal, Scott Hanson examines the oft-overlooked advantages of taking early Social Security.
Savvy ways to build a retirement investment plan
June 23, 2014
Scott Hanson’s June 23rd piece for CNBC offers some unique ideas for building a modern retirement plan.
Pre-retirees: Don’t use your home as an ATM
June 23, 2014
In his June 23rd article for CNBC, Scott Hanson warns consumers about the danger of spending the equity in their homes.
Don’t fumble a financial windfall: Plan a strategy
May 17, 2014
What NOT to do when your ship comes in. CNBC article by Scott Hanson details the pitfalls of sudden wealth.
8 Tips for Creating a Post-College Financial Plan
May 6, 2014
Scott Hanson discusses post-college financial planning in this Fox Business article.
Retire happier: Control your medical costs
May 1, 2014
Scott Hanson speaks with MarketWatch about controlling your health care costs during retirement.
Economy Watch With David Schauer
April 28, 2014
Hanson McClain CIO David Schauer discusses world events that impact markets with host Chuck Jaffee on the MoneyLife radio show.
Social Security At Age 62? Why Delaying Your Benefits May Not Pay Off
April 23, 2014
Scott Hanson’s recent column for Forbes: When should you take Social Security?
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.
How to deal with rates, step by step
March 24, 2014
Scott Hanson’s most recent guest column for CNBC.
Obama’s budget bad for 401(k) savers
March 19, 2014
Scott Hanson’s latest article for CNBC.com: Obama’s budget is bad for some working Americans.
Retirement is not for everyone
March 17, 2014
Scott Hanson’s March 17th CNBC article: Save and plan for financial independence.
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.
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.
Stock’s weaken amid debt deal jitters
October 18, 2013
Scott Hanson on CNBC’s The Closing Bell from Tuesday, October 18th, 2013.
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.
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’smagazine. 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.
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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’smagazine. 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.
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:
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 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.
Los Angeles 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can These Retirements Be Saved
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.
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