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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 benefits lost 34% of their buying power since 2000

Jun 21, 2018

The past year saw the biggest loss of the decade as increases in living expenses outpaced the cost-of-living adjustment


Divorce reduces retirement readiness

Jun 19, 2018

The new tax law could increase financial challenges for divorced people, but planning opportunities abound


Guaranteed retirement income campaign launched

Jun 14, 2018

Industry coalition seeks to educate the public and advisers about the value of annuities


2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security

Jun 5, 2018

Although the trust fund depletion date remains unchanged, 2034 is when surplus funds will run out if Congress doesn't act


2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment could top 3 percent

Jun 4, 2018

Unofficial estimate would be largest increase since 2012, but retiree costs are growing even faster.


A global call to modernize retirement systems

May 29, 2018

Employment and demographic trends are disrupting the 20th century safety net


Roth conversions can boost Medicare premiums

May 22, 2018

But one year of higher health care costs may be worth it to lower RMDs and taxes in the future


The gig economy as a backup retirement plan

May 17, 2018

Some workers embrace side hustles to boost their nest eggs


Almost half of near-retirees fail basic Social Security quiz

May 15, 2018

More than half of those surveyed have not yet created an online Social Security account


Social Security's most confusing rules

May 9, 2018

Workers' age and marital status determine their claiming options

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