RSSA in the News

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FA Magazine | New Tool Offers Help Maximizing Social Security Benefits

Published: October 16, 2023

The National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts has created a platform to assist financial advisors and people who are contemplating collecting their Social Security to maximize benefits, the association announced today. The new tool, the RSSA (Registered Social Security Analysts) Roadmap, was developed to make what can be a complicated decision easier. The Roadmap can help beneficiaries maximize their benefits, the association said.

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CBS News | Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment set at 3.2% — less than half of the current year’s increase

Published: October 13, 2023

The COLA adjustment “is welcome, but I think it’s disappointing because most retirees are still seeing the kind of prices that haven’t gone down,” said Martha Shedden of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. The COLA “doesn’t seem like that accurately reflects what we’re seeing in real life.”

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Associated Press | Social Security benefits will increase by 3.2% in 2024 as inflation moderates

Published: October 12, 2023

“Compared to last year’s 8.7% increase, this is going to feel small and the perception is that its not keeping up with the inflation and the higher costs that retirees are still seeing,” said Martha Shedden, president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts.

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Yahoo | Social Security: What Is the First Year of Retirement Rule?

Published: September 22, 2023

“With so much complexity to the system, you could probably make a career out of understanding it thoroughly. Martha Shedden did exactly that — in fact, she is more than just knowledgeable about Social Security. As the president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, she is creating opportunities for tax professionals and financial advisors to become credentialed Social Security experts themselves…”

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The Buffalo News | The Savings Game: Getting the Social Security benefit you’re due

Published: September 13, 2023

“Representatives of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts can review your situation, and if applicable they can assist you. If you have contacted a Social Security representative and are disappointed in their response, I can refer you to a NARSSA representative. They are knowledgeable about Social Security issues and can support you in a cost-effective way.”

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BottomLineInc | The Social Security Lump-Sum Option Has a Big Gotcha

Published: August 22, 2023

RSSA co-founder and President Martha Shedden contributes to BottomLineInc. “…beware: Taking the lump-sum payout will reduce your monthly Social Security payments for the rest of your life. If you accept it, it will be as if you claimed your Social Security benefits six months earlier than you actually did.”

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