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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

Retiree medical expenses could outpace Social Security benefits in 20 years

May 23, 2016

Your clients could be under saving for their real retirement income needs

New tool aims to optimize retirement withdrawals

May 16, 2016

Non-traditional drawdown strategies improve tax efficiency that can extend portfolio life

Retirees just want to have fun, Merrill Lynch study says

May 12, 2016

Unprecedented free time in retirement will be a boon for the leisure industry

How to become a Social Security expert

May 10, 2016

Training programs available for various levels of experience and interest

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

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