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Yahoo | This Social Security move ‘can alleviate, if not eliminate’ the retirement crisis

Published: November 22, 2022

About half of Americans take Social Security before their full retirement age (FRA), which ranges in age from 66 to 67, Martha Shedden, president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts (NARSSA), which trains advisors on how to help their clients make optimal Social Security decisions, told Yahoo Money.

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Barron's | How to Get a Guaranteed Retirement Spending Rate of 4.3%

Published: November 13, 2022

Given this uncertainty, Social Security becomes an even more important piece of the retirement finance puzzle than it was before. That in turn means it’s crucial to dispel the many myths about Social Security that have scared many retirees and near-retirees—and a new book helps to do just that. It’s written by Martha Shedden, co-founder and president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, who I have interviewed before for my Retirement Weekly column. Her new book is entitled “Avoiding Social Insecurity: The Retirement You Desire, the Social Security You’ve Earned,” in which she interviews yours truly.

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Forbes | 3 Keys To Claiming Social Security Wisely

Published: October 21, 2022

Married couples may want to hire an independent Social Security advisor (such as a member of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts…

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The New York Times | I’m Young. Why Should I Care About Social Security?

Published: October 14, 2022

So, what should younger Americans know about Social Security? For starters, that future legislation will shape its role in the longer term. “We need people to understand the program, so that they can vote on measures that will affect it,” said Martha Shedden, the co-founder and president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, which trains financial professionals how to maximize Social Security benefits for their clients.

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Barron's | Social Security Benefits Will Jump 8.7%. That’s the Biggest Raise in More Than 40 Years.

Published: October 13, 2022

That’s because, starting the year you turn 62, the COLA is applied to your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA), the amount you would receive if you claim at your full retirement age, which is 67 for those born in 1960 or later. “It doesn’t matter if you’re collecting—you still get it applied,” said Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts.

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TheStreet | Expert Advice on Social Security’s 8.7% COLA

Published: October 13, 2022

Retirement Daily asked Social Security experts, including Martha Shedden, to offer their views about the 2023 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits increase of 8.7% for approximately 70 million Americans. Here’s what they had to say.

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