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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=20160501040627

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

Relief for looming Social Security deadline

Apr 27, 2016

Clients can file a protective form to protect their claiming rights

Dispatch from the retirement front: Choosing a retirement destination

Apr 26, 2016

InvestmentNews contributing editor reflects on how she and her husband chose the number-one state for pre-retirees without even knowing it

Social Security employees finally get instructions on how to implement new claiming rules

Apr 25, 2016

But watch out: The range of advice issued by local offices and hotline operators has been very inconsistent

Social Security planning still critical after demise of file and suspend

Apr 18, 2016

Remaining claiming strategy offers eight more years of creative options for some clients

Health care costs squeeze retirement savings

Apr 13, 2016

Workers and retirees worry about how to pay for current and future care

The file and suspend countdown

Apr 12, 2016

Social Security claiming rules change on April 30

When Social Security is a family affair

Apr 5, 2016

Claiming benefits early may make sense when kids are involved

Avoid local Social Security offices and file for benefits online

Mar 30, 2016

As confusion over filing rules continues, some complaints about false information emerge

Longevity can be an asset in retirement

Mar 28, 2016

Unprecedented surge in older Americans could be a boon to charities, nonprofits

When delayed retirement credits are delayed

Mar 21, 2016

Some Social Security beneficiaries must wait an additional year for full payment

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