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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=20170624082109

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


Don't mess with Social Security disability rules ​

Jun 20, 2017

Attempts to suspend benefits can have disastrous results


Retiree health care costs rising faster than Social Security benefits

Jun 14, 2017

Allocating a portion of savings in the right accounts can help manage costs


Social Security cost-of-living adjustment predicted for 2018

Jun 5, 2017

But a significantly higher increase would not make up for the negative impact rising inflation has had on seniors' buying power


Rectifying Social Security's flawed advice

May 24, 2017

Put your request in writing, enlist help if needed and don't give up


Social Security Administration steps up online security

May 15, 2017

Starting June 10, verification code required to access personal accounts


Retirement taxes are not for sissies

May 11, 2017

Opportunities abound for advisers schooled in tax-efficient withdrawals


Social Security blocks clients' claiming strategies

May 9, 2017

Sometimes it is possible to reverse unintended claims


Milestone birthday triggers crucial financial decisions

May 5, 2017

In latest dispatch from the retirement front, InvestmentNews' contributing editor mulls health insurance, estate planning choices


How Social Security treats remarriage

May 1, 2017

Sometimes it pays to wait to take a second trip down the aisle


Social Security: Later is better

Apr 26, 2017

New Fidelity survey shows more Americans plan to wait to claim benefits

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