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MarketWatch | Straight talk about Social Security

Published: February 10, 2023

“Martha Shedden, co-founder and president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, points out that even if only three quarters of scheduled benefits get paid, Social Security will still be the primary source of income for many, if not most, retirees. So it’s not clear how your retirement planning would change even if you believed that our politicians would let the Social Security trust fund become unable to pay 100% of benefits.”

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ThinkAdvisor | Please Take Politics Out of Social Security Reform: Martha Shedden

Published: February 8, 2023

“According to Shedden, a wealth of public survey data shows the vast majority of Americans actually agree on the importance of Social Security — and on the best ways to shore up the program’s finances. NASI data, for example, shows nearly three in four Americans say they “don’t mind paying for Social Security” because they value the benefit for themselves and their families, and for the security and stability it provides to millions of retired Americans, disabled individuals, and children and widowed spouses of deceased workers.”

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National Academy of Social Insurance | National Academy of Social Insurance Welcomes Fifty-One New Members

Published: January 30, 2023

The President & Co-Founder of NARSSA, Martha Shedden has been nominated and accepted into the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). NASI is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance and related policy.

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Think Advisor | Martha Shedden Holds Out Hope for Social Security 2100 Bill, Urges Caution in Reform

Published: December 19, 2022

“Our organization helps to ensure that Americans get the most out of the Social Security program by educating the financial advisory and insurance agent communities about the ins and outs of claiming and benefits maximization. In 2023, there will be a tremendous demand for professionals that understand Social Security claiming…”

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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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