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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

Mary Beth Franklinhttp://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MBFranklin&maxw=220&cci_ts=20180817111058

Mary Beth Franklin is a contributing editor at InvestmentNews. As a nationally recognized expert in Social Security claiming strategies, she is also a frequent public speaker. With a background as a Capitol Hill reporter and a former retirement and tax editor at a national magazine, Mary Beth writes regularly about the latest research and thought leadership on retirement income planning. In her free time she likes to garden, ski, play the piano and travel with her recently retired husband. Her book, “Maximizing Your Clients’ Social Security Retirement Benefits,” is available for purchase.

Recent Articles


8 ways to boost Social Security benefits

Aug 16, 2018

On the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, retirees are increasingly dependent on the program


Claiming Social Security early has lasting impact on survivors

Aug 14, 2018

Rush to take benefits due to illness may not be the best move


Social Security finances worsen as reliance on the program increases

Aug 9, 2018

New report predicts earlier exhaustion of trust fund in 2032


Wages can boost Social Security taxes, Medicare premiums

Aug 7, 2018

Advisers must understand when individual or household income will trigger complex rules


7 surprising facts about the Social Security earnings test

Jul 31, 2018

Benefits lost to excess earnings are restored at full retirement age


Working longer is best way to boost retirement income

Jul 25, 2018

For older workers, staying on the job is a more effective strategy than increasing savings


Intriguing snapshot of HSA users

Jul 24, 2018

Workers who use tax-advantaged health savings accounts are younger, richer and more educated


Advisers hold key to financial security

Jul 18, 2018

Clients feel twice as financially confident and retirement-ready as consumers who go it alone, research finds


Small businesses face a big retirement challenge

Jul 17, 2018

State-backed IRAs offer creative savings solutions for millions of workers


Social Security scam alert

Jul 17, 2018

Beware of suspicious calls demanding personal information

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