RSSA in the News

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Press Release | NARSSA Partners with World System Builder

Published: August 19, 2021

“We are delighted to establish a relationship with World System Builder,” said Todd S. Whiton, CEO of NARSSA. “This partnership is highly compelling as WSB fills a unique void in the financial services landscape.”

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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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