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MarketWatch | How to get good help with claiming Social Security—when and how you claim can be the difference between a decent retirement and a terrible one

Published: July 15, 2021

“…Frankly, I feel if you’re retirement planning and your adviser is not able to help you get into the weeds of modeling out ‘what-if ‘scenarios [about Social Security], I’d find a different adviser.” To select one, you might want to look a financial pro who has taken special courses and certification in Social Security.

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Next Avenue | Where to Get Help to Claim Social Security Wisely

Published: July 9, 2021

“The closest thing to my heart is being able to help others in my age group to make this [Social Security claiming] decision, because I’ve seen the huge amount of difference it makes financially, NARSSA co-founder Martha Shedden, who’s in her 60s, told “Friends Talk Money.”

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Times Union | Commentary: To save Social Security, overhaul payroll tax system – now

Published: July 9, 2021

FICA taxes are nonrefundable payroll taxes and are often mistaken for just another income tax. Despite what many individuals think, the amount of FICA taxes paid by a worker is not being saved in a separate account to fund their individual future retirement benefit. Rather, FICA taxes paid by current workers are funding benefits for current retirees.

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Friends Talk Money Podcast | Getting the most out from Social Security post pandemic

Published: July 8, 2021

Listen to three nationally recognized retirement experts discuss Social Security. Richard Eisenberg highlights NARSSA as a training and certification program and he interviews NARSSA’s co-founder, Martha Shedden.

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USA TODAY | When will I get my monthly Social Security check? It depends on these quirky rules.

Published: July 7, 2021

So people born on the first of the month are treated as though they are born the month before. What’s more, if you’re born on Jan. 1 that means you were born on Dec. 31 the previous year in the eyes of the Social Security Administration, says Martha Shedden, the president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts.

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MSN Money | Terry Savage: When to take Social Security benefits

Published: July 2, 2021

Or you can seek out experts to help you with this decision. Not all financial advisers have expertise. So go to NARSSA.org, the website of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, to find an expert.

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