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ThinkAdvisor | Why Social Security Claiming Comes First in Retirement Planning

Published: October 26, 2021

For financial planners looking to attract retirement-age clients, Social Security advice is perhaps the most nearly universal, nonthreatening and sought-after retirement financial topic. The financial consequences that result from helping workers understand and make a smart Social Security election decision are numerous.

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Yahoo Finance | How To Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams

Published: October 20, 2021

“Social Security telephone scams are common,” said Martha Shedden, RSSA(r), CRPC and president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. “My tip is to hang up and to not share or verify any information…”

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Press Release | Martha Shedden Releases Social Security: Answers From The Experts Podcast

Published: October 12, 2021

Martha Shedden has teamed up with Market Domination LLC and has started Social Security: Answers From The Experts, a podcast that aims to help educate soon-to-be retirees and financial professionals about important Social Security decisions and other important issues related to retirement planning.

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Newsday | Opinion: A joint effort to save Social Security

Published: October 4, 2021

The ongoing impact of the pandemic on Social Security has yet to be determined. But the death toll from COVID will continue to shrink employment and reduce FICA tax collection, affecting the longevity of funding for the Social Security system. FICA taxes, commonly known as payroll taxes, are withheld from employee paychecks for Social Security and Medicare. They help fund our Social Security program.

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Press Release | NARSSA Announces Partnership with the Financial Planning Association

Published: October 4, 2021

NARSSA and FPA will work on several initiatives to help educate FPA members on Social Security, including access to the RSSA course. The collaboration will also include Social Security insights and education delivered through webinars, workshops, contributed articles to FPA’s Journal of Financial Planning, blogs, and more.

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Financial Advisor Magazine | Social Security Benefits Might Get A 22% Haircut In 2034, Trustee Report Says

Published: October 1, 2021

There are so many variables that can be adjusted that can extend the longevity of the system for decades,” Shedden said. “It’s just going to take that shock of the possibility that benefits will be reduced to get lawmakers to act.”

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