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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=20180420044118

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


The $1 million gender wealth gap

Apr 19, 2018

Compounding female wage inequity jeopardizes retirement security


Retirement outlook for millennials

Apr 13, 2018

They're highly educated and drowning in debt, but have decades to get on track


Guaranteed income tops boomers' retirement wish list

Apr 9, 2018

Those who work with an adviser are most likely to buy an annuity

Caregiving elder

Social Security benefits for grandchildren

Apr 5, 2018

In some cases, dependent children are eligible for Social Security based on their retired, disabled or deceased grandparent's benefits


New rules for a 21st century retirement

Apr 2, 2018

New book for clients and advisers focuses on strategies to maximize retirement income


Deciphering Social Security survivor benefit rules

Mar 23, 2018

Multiple regulations complicate claiming decision for an adviser and his widowed client


Social Security benefits losing buying power

Mar 20, 2018

The combination of low inflation and rising Medicare costs threatens the adequacy of seniors' income


Graying of America will put pressure on Social Security reform

Mar 16, 2018

U.S. seniors will outnumber those 18 and under by 2035


Social Security budget cuts lead to declining customer service

Mar 12, 2018

Telephone, in-person wait times soar as the demand for retirement benefits rises


Social Security and divorce: Mary Beth Franklin answers your questions

Mar 7, 2018

New claiming rules limit claiming options based on timing, birth date

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