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CNBC | Here are the changes that could be coming to your Social Security benefits

Published: September 30, 2021

That rate has not been adjusted in many years, said Martha Shedden, president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. Even moving it up by just a tenth of a percent or a hundredth of a percent could make a big difference with 176 million workers paying into the system, she said.

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CNBC | These Social Security mistakes could cost you money

Published: September 30, 2021

Just because claiming Social Security at age 62 may be the right move for your sister, it doesn’t mean it is the right one for you. “There are no two claiming decisions that are the same,” said Martha Shedden, president and cofounder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts.

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Press Release | Social Security Expert Devin Carroll Announces Strategic Alliance with NARSSA

Published: September 7, 2021

“NARSSA and Carroll will be collaborating on several strategic initiatives which include the production of a video series to enhance the RSSA advisor training program, videos for ongoing professional continuing education and videos that support the promotion of the RSSA® credential brand to the consumers who are seeking answers and expert guidance from a professional that has been trained and understands the importance of Social Security income optimization.”

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Financial Advisor Magazine | Social Security May Face Benefit Cuts In 2034, Trustee Report Says

Published: September 1, 2021

“Social Security beneficiaries would still get 78% in 2034 even if Congress does nothing at all,” Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, told Financial Advisor magazine. “There are so many variables that can be adjusted that can extend the longevity of the system for decades, it’s just going to take that shock of the possibility that benefits will be reduced to get lawmakers to act,” Shedden said.

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MarketWatch | Social Security’s doomsday is now a year earlier — should you be worried?

Published: September 1, 2021

For most Americans, Social Security benefits make up a sizable chunk of retirement income. For some, it’s a majority, if not all, of the money they’ll have in retirement. “For many people, it is their largest retirement asset,” Shedden said. “They should be thinking about it that way and paying attention to it in that manner.”

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MarketWatch | 10 things everyone should know about Social Security – for starters

Published: August 27, 2021

“Whether you are approaching retirement or further away from that stage in life, do you feel competent in your knowledge of the Social Security rules? Do you know what claiming decision is best for you and/or your family? As someone who specializes in Social Security planning, here are some of the most common statements I hear. Do you know if they are true or false? Test yourself on each one and I’ll share the answers.”

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