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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

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Mary Beth Franklinhttp://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MBFranklin&maxw=220&cci_ts=20160728221101

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

Solving the mystery of unexpectedly reduced Social Security benefits

Jul 26, 2016

It turns out that the explanation, which advisers need to watch out for, was rather simple

Social Security reform awaits next president

Jul 20, 2016

Most proposed solutions call for higher taxes on high earners

Debt dims boomers' retirement prospects

Jul 18, 2016

New study shows ongoing bills impede savings and boost income needs

Market volatility raises the bar for retirement income savers

Jul 12, 2016

Lower interest rates also affect Social Security trust fund cushion

How to correct Social Security earnings records

Jul 6, 2016

Mistakes in reported earnings can reduce future benefits

Social Security benefits for noncitizens

Jun 29, 2016

Foreign workers and dependents retiring abroad face complicated rules

This simple retirement spending strategy takes on the 4% rule

Jun 22, 2016

Divide your age by 20 to ensure you won't outlive your savings

Baby boomers reach required minimum distribution milestone for retirement accounts

Jun 20, 2016

The first wave of boomers turns 70Ĺ starting July 1, and must start taking distributions from their retirement savings

Most recent retirees do not regret claiming Social Security early

Jun 16, 2016

Plus, one of the biggest shocks to current retirees is the cost of health care, according to a new survey

How clients can add $8,000 a year to their retirement income

Jun 12, 2016

Adding a reverse mortgage will provide the extra money they need to meet their goals

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