Social Security Benefit Planning with Faye Sykes

Social Security Benefit Planners

Faye Sykes is one of the nation’s experts on Social Security benefits and retirement income planning, as well as a financial advisor for individuals, couples, and families. She enthusiastically serves a wide variety of business and personal clients through her two firms, Scarlet Oak Financial Services, and Social Security Benefit Planners as CEO, with a focus on delivering comprehensive financial planning, wealth management, and Social Security benefits planning services.

Social Security Benefit Planners

In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss financial planning, implementing a plan, and maximizing social security benefits.

Social Security Benefit Planning with Faye Sykes

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Faye tells us about growing up in Wisconsin and spending time in Alaska before attending college at Syracuse University.

Working in Men's Golf Apparel

Faye tells us about designing men's golf apparel and her first experience with a financial planner.

Embarking on a Financial Journey

Faye talks to us about a move from fashion textiles to waste management before deciding to settle in Georgia and begin her career in financial services.

Advantages of Being Independent

Faye talks about the limitations of working for a bigger company and how being independent means she can offer her clients more options and save them money.

A Turning Point

Faye tells us about a specific situation that inspired her to begin educating individuals and professionals about Social Security planning.

Social Security Benefit Planners

Faye talks about strategic planning and the difference it can make in social security benefits.


Faye talks about getting started with the planning process and which level is appropriate.

Maximizing Social Security Benefits

Faye talks about calculating benefits and how social security statements can be misleading.

Restricted Application and Divorce

Faye discusses recent changes in the law and how divorce can affect social security benefits.

Marketing and Implementation

Faye talks about marketing and providing plans for the optimal way to take social security benefits.

Advisor Market Hub

Faye discusses the launch of an online program for other financial advisors to give them access to information to help with social security planning.

Atlanta Independent Women's Network

Faye talks about AIWN (Atlanta Independent Women's Network), an all industry meeting with speakers and education.

Hiring a Business Coach

Faye talks about the benefits of hiring a business coach and how she wishes she had done it sooner.

A Peer Group

Faye talks about having a business plan and a marketing plan as well as the support of a peer group.

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