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Martha Shedden is the President and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. Tune in to Social Security: Answers From The Experts as Martha and her guests share useful insights into Social Security and retirement planning.
On the show, Martha shares her own expertise in Social Security and retirement planning so that both soon-to-be retirees and financial professionals will gain valuable insights into the many facets of Social Security and answers to questions that they may not even know to be asking. Guests on Social Security: Answers From The Experts include professionals in all aspects of Social Security and retirement planning. Only 4% of retirees make their most optimal Social Security claiming decision. Whether you are approaching retirement or helping clients with Social Security and retirement in your profession, you’ll want to tune in each week for a dynamic conversation and important tips on these topics.

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Martha Shedden is the President and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts. Tune in to Social Security: Answers From The Experts as Martha and her guests share useful insights into Social Security and retirement planning.
On the show, Martha shares her own expertise in Social Security and retirement planning so that both soon-to-be retirees and financial professionals will gain valuable insights into the many facets of Social Security and answers to questions that they may not even know to be asking. Guests on Social Security: Answers From The Experts include professionals in all aspects of Social Security and retirement planning. Only 4% of retirees make their most optimal Social Security claiming decision. Whether you are approaching retirement or helping clients with Social Security and retirement in your profession, you’ll want to tune in each week for a dynamic conversation and important tips on these topics.

    Using a Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning by Taking Risk off the Table

    Using a Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning by Taking Risk off the Table

    Welcome to episode #39 of Social Security: Answers from The Experts with Martha Shedden: Using a Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning by Taking Risk off the Table with Paul Tyler
    Paul Tyler serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Nassau Financial Group where he leads the marketing strategy, direct-to-consumer channel and innovation activity. Paul drives the branding of the insurance companies and affiliated asset management companies. He built a direct-to-consumer channel for Nassau Financial Group. In addition, he launched Nassau Re/Imagine, an Insurtech-focused incubator based in Hartford. Prior to his role at Nassau Financial Group, he worked at Fidelity & Guaranty Life, MetLife in a variety of roles in strategy, marketing, operations, technology, sales, and compliance. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    The intersection of disciplines in the retirement planning space.

    A generational look at investments and ROIs.

    Smart claiming decisions when factoring social security into your retirement plan.

    Learning about retirement savings early and getting smart about the process; or, finding someone to help you sooner than you think.

    The future of public policy on retirement planning.



    Relevant Links: https://nfg.com/
    Connect with Paul:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldtyler/
     
     
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    • 35 min
    Creating a Remarkable “Next Act” By Focusing on Core Values

    Creating a Remarkable “Next Act” By Focusing on Core Values

    Welcome to episode #38 of Social Security: Answers from The Experts with Martha Shedden: Creating a Remarkable “Next Act” By Focusing on Core Values with Lucina Jackson
    Lucinda Jackson is the author of two memoirs: Just a Girl: Growing Up Female and Ambitious, about her struggles and wins to succeed in male-dominated energy and chemical companies, and Project Escape: Lessons for an Unscripted Life, an exploration of freedom and purpose after leaving a structured, full-on career. Jackson is a PhD scientist and global corporate executive who features on podcasts and radio and has published articles, book chapters, magazine columns, and patents. She is the founder of LJ Ventures, where she speaks and consults on energy and the environment and empowering women in the workplace and in our Next Act
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    The experience of a woman in a male-dominated industry.

    Sitting down and figuring out what your core values are to get the most out of retirement.

    Retirement mission statements.

    Turning your interests into a business and keeping that life balance.

    Guiding your retirement your way.

     

    Relevant Links: https://lucindajackson.com/
     
    Connect with Lucinda:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucinda-jackson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucinda.jackson.33
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucindaajackson
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackson_lucinda/?hl=en
     
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    • 38 min
    The Social Security Disability Application Process, A Must Listen Episode from an SSDI Attorney

    The Social Security Disability Application Process, A Must Listen Episode from an SSDI Attorney

    Welcome to episode #37 of Social Security: Answers From The Experts with Martha Shedden: The Social Security disability application process, a must listen episode from an SSDI attorney with Edward Guldi.
    Edward Guldi, Attorney at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.., is a distinguished New York lawyer who concentrates his practice on all aspects of workers' compensation and social security disability law for claimants. He has successfully represented thousands of workers' compensation claims before the New York Workers' Compensation Board to a successful resolution. He is also experienced in handling complex and serious legal matters involving injuries, including extensive work on the 9/11 cancer litigation. The Perecman Firm is a full-service personal injury law firm with offices in New York, New York, and Jericho, New York.Bottom of Form
     
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    A developing taste for helping people in need.

    The application for Social Security Disability and the need for an expert attorney so nothing is missed.

    Why plenty of applications are denied and what consumers can do about it.

    The differences between claimants under and over 50 years old.

    Sliding scales for disability benefits and tax caps.

    The legal system surrounding Social Security and the Social Security Administration.

     
    Relevant Links:
    Connect with Edward: https://www.perecman.com/
     
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    • 37 min
    Shauna the Tax Goddess, How Tax Planning is Like a Chess Game

    Shauna the Tax Goddess, How Tax Planning is Like a Chess Game

    Shauna the Tax Goddess, How Tax Planning is Like a Chess Game
    Welcome to episode #35 of Social Security: Answers From The Experts with Martha Shedden. In this episode, Martha sits down with Shauna A. Wekherlien, and have an in depth discussion about Tax Goddess services and how to lower, as well as minimize taxes when planning retirement.
    Shauna A. Wekherlien, CPA, MTax, CTC, CTS, is in the top 1% of the exclusive field of Certified Tax Coaches and Certified Tax Strategists in the U.S. (per AICTC). In 2004, she founded Tax Goddess Business Services, PC, a global team of over 85 specialists that use plain language (not tax code) to help business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs create plans of action. Before starting her own company, Shauna gained experience and sharpened her skills working at leading corporations such as KPMG and American Express. With over 24 years of experience in implementing innovative tax solutions, she, and the Tax Goddess team, have continued to actively create tax strategies that, so far, have saved businesses and individuals over $523 million! Her expertise has been featured by top media platforms such as Forbes, CNN Money, Daily Herald, Entrepreneur, CBS, FOX, ABC. Shauna’s passion and enthusiasm for helping businesses is tangible. She is a recipient of several awards for ingenuity, business intelligence, and leadership in her professional community.
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    How Shauna became a ‘Tax Goddess’.

    The way ‘Tax Goddess’ services focuses on retirement planning and tax strategies.

    How a retiree’s social security is affected by their taxes and mistakes people make in planning.

    What should financial professionals know about a smart tax strategy and the way this relates to social security planning.

    Biggest mistakes that individuals make that affect their retirement planning.

    Use of insurance as a tool for retirement.

    Most important takeaways for financial and tax professionals who help clients with social security and retirement planning.

    Retiree’s biggest fears related to taxes.

    What tax professionals can do to stay on the cutting edge of their business besides paying attention to tax rule changes.  

     
    Relevant Links:
    Links: https://taxgoddess.com/
     
    Connect with Shauna:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taxgoddess/
     

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    • 31 min
    Fascinating Insights From this Economics-Trained Financial Software Developer.

    Fascinating Insights From this Economics-Trained Financial Software Developer.

    Fascinating insights from this economics trained financial software developer.
    Welcome to episode #35 of Social Security: Answers From The Experts with Martha Shedden. In this episode, Martha sits down with Doug Carey, and have an in depth discussion about smart social security planning and the advantages of financial planning software.
    Doug Carey is the owner and founder of WealthTrace, a one webspace online solution for financial planning for both financial advisors and consumers. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), with over 20 years of experience in financial fields. Mr. Carey holds a master’s degree in Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a B.S. degree in Economics, with an emphasis in Finance, from Ball State University. Impressively, even at the very roots of his career in 1997, he began managing money as a portfolio manager for National City Bank helping to oversee over $10 billion in assets. He had managed money for pension funds, 401(k) funds, mutual funds, large companies, and endowment funds. He has helped a tremendous number of families with their financial planning through the last 2 decades. Prior to building and launching WealthTrace, Mr. Carey helped build a financial software company where he designed and created software to help portfolio managers, as well as investment professionals analyze and manage portfolios and securities.
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    How Doug got his start in financial planning and why he chose to revolutionize financial software.

    Who the target audience of financial planning software is.

    Benefits of financial planning through WealthTrace over other software and benefits of financial planning software in general.

    Reasons for hiring a financial planner and reasons to use financial software.


    Roth IRA vs. traditional IRA accounts.

    Couples social security planning through financial planning software.

    Value of planning social security.

    How what is happening now in social security planning will affect future generations.

    Misconceptions about social security planning.

    How past economic policies affect current social security planning.

     

    Relevant Links:
    https://www.mywealthtrace.com/
     
    Connect with Doug:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglascarey2/
     

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    • 30 min
    President of this 3rd Generation Planning-First Firm Explains How “Behavior Drives Outcomes”

    President of this 3rd Generation Planning-First Firm Explains How “Behavior Drives Outcomes”

    President of this 3rd generation planning-first firm explains how “behavior drives outcomes”
    Welcome to episode #34 of Social Security: Answers From The Experts with Martha Shedden. In this episode Martha sits down with Lance Drucker and they have a long and in-depth discussion about the proper way to save for retirement, misconceptions that people have, and advice for handling Social Security.
    Lance Drucker is a financial advisor, author, and eminent speaker, and the President and CEO of Drucker Wealth Management. He authored the book “How to Avoid Bag Lady Syndrome: A Strong Woman's Guide to Financial Peace of Mind.” His company is a 3rd generation firm serving pre-retirees nationwide. He has been honored as a multi-year recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award,* which was awarded to him in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
     
     
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Why Lance decided to go into financial planning and help people to retire comfortably.

    The philosophy behind Lance’s approach to helping pre-retirees plan for retirement.

    Why planning for retirement is similar to a three-legged stool approach, and what those three legs represent.

    Important information about how to think about investing correctly long term to properly set yourself up.

    Some of the insights in Lance’s book, How to Avoid Bag Lady Syndrome: A Strong Woman's Guide to Financial Peace of Mind.

    The most common misconceptions that the average consumer, and the average financial advisor, have about Social Security.

     

    Relevant Links:
    http://www.druckerwealth.com/
     
    Connect with Lance:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lancedrucker/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/druckerwealth

     
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    • 47 min

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