Martha Shedden is passionate and enthusiastic about educating all workers on their Social Security choices. Examining and choosing YOUR very best individual Social Security income election strategy is the first step to a secure retirement plan.
If you are searching for detailed and unbiased Social Security and retirement information and analyses and feel that you just don’t know where to turn – please reach out to us for a consultation.
Certified as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), through the College of Financial Planning, Martha is also a Registered Social Security Analyst (RSSA). She is president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analyst, Ltd.
Martha loves getting to know her retiree clients and analyzing their particular Social Security situations so they have all the information needed to make a smart decision on when to claim their benefits.
Trained and practicing as a professional engineer for over 30 years, she thoroughly enjoys the detailed, problem solving aspect of Social Security income planning, and especially the ability to help retirees create a secure retirement financial plan.
We would love to talk with you and discuss how we can help with your transition into retirement!
Most People Leave Money on the Table
Very few people get all the Social Security they deserve.
The average household is losing $111,000 in potential income.
Social Security gives you one chance to get it right – forever.
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If you are married, you may be able to collect up to one-half of your spouse’s Social Security benefit. This won’t affect your spouse’s checks. Ask an RSSA® for details.
If you are divorced and 62 or older, you may qualify to receive Social Security benefits from your ex-spouse — in addition to your own Social Security payments. Ask an RSSA® for details.
If your spouse has passed away, you may be eligible for a survivor benefit. The extra money may be essential for you. Ask an RSSA® for details.
If you are single, and solely responsible for your retirement, making the optimal Social Security claiming decision is particularly important. Ask an RSSA® about your options.
As a self-employed person, you may be able to decrease your payroll taxes — yet still receive the maximum income from Social Security. Ask an RSSA® for details.
Social Security can provide valuable disability benefits if you qualify, but these benefits — and how you qualify for them — are often misunderstood. Ask an RSSA® for details.
“Martha was referred to my spouse & I in anticipation of applying for SS benefits. She was oh so right on (!) with her advice. The SSA website had similar information, we learned after Martha helped us with options and strategies, but Martha presented the information in ways that were CLEAR and obvious so we could make choices for our future together. Thank you so much, Martha! We are in the flow of the best option for us at this time.”
“Martha Shedden applied her wide knowledge base of Social Security benefits in guiding us through the application process with our unique set of circumstances. I knew there would be glitches if my husband and I tried to apply without guidance. Martha talked us through the online application and we sorted the rough spots together. It was a great relief to have her calming presence and expertise in our corner wending our way through this process. She is incredibly smart and truly passionate about helping people through the Social Security process.”