RSSA in the News

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Yahoo Finance | Social Security: New Bill Could Give Seniors an Extra $2,400 a Year

Published: June 17, 2022

Even if the bill in its current form doesn’t pass Congress, observers expect some kind of change to Social Security to ensure it serves the needs of recipients well into the future. “I’m confident changes will be made,” Shedden said. “I don’t know if this is the bill that will pass, but there is more and more movement on it.”

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Power Your Advice Podcast | Maximize Your Clients’ Social Security Benefits – With Martha Shedden

Published: June 15, 2022

In this episode, Doug and Martha talk about the benefits of taking Social Security at the right age and how important this asset is to clients’ retirement plans.

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CBS News | Social Security bill would give seniors an extra $2,400 a year. Here’s how it would work.

Published: June 14, 2022

“Many, many seniors rely on Social Security for the majority, if not all, of their income,” said Martha Shedden, president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. “$200 a month can make a significant difference for many people.”

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Advisorpedia | NARSSA: Advisors’ Ticket to Maximizing Clients’ Social Security Benefits

Published: June 13, 2022

NARSSA isn’t another vendor advisory practices have to deal with. Rather, the association supports the Registered Social Security Analyst (RSSA) designation – the certification advisors and financial planners need to guide clients through the world of enhanced Social Security benefits. Obtaining the designation isn’t difficult or time-consuming, but it does pave the way for advisors to significantly up their client service offerings.

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Advisorpedia | NARSSA Can Help Advisors Improve Yield on Clients’ Social Security Benefits

Published: June 6, 2022

Analyst and reporter, Todd Shriber points out that there are many compelling reasons for advisors to earn the RSSA designation. Social Security is a topic and territory for advisors to engage with current and new clients, providing them with personalized answers with the potential to gain tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in Social Security income.

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MarketWatch | Don’t ignore the bad news in the latest actuarial analysis from Social Security

Published: June 3, 2022

Martha Shedden, co-founder and president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, shares the actuary’s concern. The good news in the latest report “DOES NOT lessen the urgency of taking action NOW to strengthen the SS fund,” she wrote in an email, adding that she’s worried that Congress will react to the good news by being more of a procrastinator than they already are.

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