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Yahoo | Here’s What the Average Social Security Payment Will Be in 15 Years

Published: March 26, 2024

“Most retirees plan to collect Social Security at some point. For people whose retirement is still a ways off, you may wonder what an average Social Security payment will look like in 15 years when you’re finally ready to retire or close to retirement. To figure this out requires a little bit more than straightforward math, according to Martha Shedden, a CFP and president and co-founder of the National Association of Register Social Security Analysts. According to Shedden, the current average Social Security benefits is around $1,900 monthly. No one can precisely predict what the economy will look like in 15 years or whether inflation will stay steady, but with the help of calculating software, they can make an educated guess.”

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Yahoo | Social Security Cuts: Best States To Move If Benefits Are Reduced

Published: March 19, 2024

“Although all retirees collecting Social Security are subject to taxation at the federal level, according to Martha Shedden, president and co-founder at the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, only nine states — Colorado, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Montana, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico and Vermont — currently tax Social Security income.”

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InsuranceNewsNet | Social Security planning is crucial to preparing clients for retirement

Published: March 1, 2024

“Let’s look at a hypothetical married couple, Thomas and Mary, with a complete understanding of their Social Security situation as we review claiming strategies to maximize their income from Social Security. We will also show them the importance of proper protection planning as a survivor benefit. The following Social Security analysis has been prepared in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. The RSSA Roadmap provides benefit estimates by considering historical earnings, future assumptions, and conditions provided by the client and advisor to determine optimal Social Security benefit claiming dates and strategies. The RSSA Roadmap is based on current Social Security law…”

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Agent Survival Guide Podcast | Optimize Client Acquisition by Becoming a Registered Social Security Analyst

Published: February 28, 2024

RSSA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Thomas Drapala, was a guest on the Agent Survival Guide hosted by Sarah J. Rueppel and Ritter Insurance Marketing. Sarah and Tom sit down to discuss how the Registered Social Security Analyst (RSSA®) certification works and why it’s a great move for agents selling health insurance. Agents can combine the power of Social Security knowledge with their Medicare expertise and watch their insurance business flourish.

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Press Release | NARSSA Launches RSSA Roadmap Social Security Tax Calculator

Published: February 20, 2024

NARSSA proudly unveils the RSSA Roadmap Social Security Tax Calculator, a valuable addition to the RSSA eLearning and software platform. Specifically engineered to enhance the Social Security planning process, this tool provides future retirees with a method to calculate the tax implications of their Social Security benefits.

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Go Banking Rates | Social Security: 7 Things The Government Must Do to Protect Benefits

Published: February 19, 2024

Martha Shedden, president and co-founder at the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts also thinks the maximum tax earnings limit should be adjusted. “Raise or eliminate the maximum taxable earnings limit (currently $168,600) either with or without an increase in benefits for those high earners,” Shedden said…

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