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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

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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

Social Security timing can affect Medicare premiums

Sep 26, 2016

Should clients claim Social Security now to avoid a Medicare premium hike?

GAO study documents mistakes by Social Security Administration staff

Sep 20, 2016

Senate panel urges agency to improve guidance on when to claim benefits after a study by the Government Accountability Office showed government representatives often give out misleading information

Reforms could solve Social Security funding woes

Sep 16, 2016

But high-income retirees might pay more, get less

Small Social Security cost-of-living adjustment likely for 2017

Sep 12, 2016

But increase would be seven times higher if pegged to Consumer Price Index for the elderly

How Social Security benefits are calculated

Sep 7, 2016

Estimated benefits assume continued earnings through full retirement age

Protect client assets from aggressive unclaimed property rules

Sep 1, 2016

Ignoring proxy letters could lead to lost assets

New Congressional bill addresses Medicare enrollment confusion

Aug 30, 2016

An antiquated, overly complex Part B enrollment process contributes to costly enrollment mistakes among many people new to Medicare

Social Security and dying too soon

Aug 22, 2016

Beneficiaries may have to wait years to collect benefits; some never do

Gray divorce on the rise with longevity trend

Aug 19, 2016

The prospect of living unhappily ever after in a retirement that can last 20 or 30 years or more is one reason behind the growing incidence of divorce among spouses age 50 and older

Social Security drops cell phone mandate

Aug 15, 2016

Agency apologizes and says it will pursue other security authentication options

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