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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

Mary Beth Franklin

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

Singles can file and suspend Social Security benefits

Apr 20, 2015

But this creative claiming strategy stumps some Social Security Administration employees

Nearly half of retirees wish they had retired earlier

Apr 15, 2015

But savings gap may force future retirees to work longer

Social Security closes claiming loophole for people with disabilities

Apr 14, 2015

Rule clarification eliminates option to collect auxiliary benefits

Social Security consolation prizes for divorced spouses

Apr 3, 2015

Ex-spouse can claim independently and is not subject to family maximum limit

Income spike can reduce Social Security benefits

Mar 31, 2015

Blame the temporary reduction on higher Medicare premiums

Lifetime retiree health care cost projections up 6.5%

Mar 25, 2015

Average costs could exceed Social Security benefits in the future

New retirement planning: How to spend your time, not your money

Mar 19, 2015

Many people in their 70s represent the last hurrah of the traditional image of American retirement

Social Security's negative returns

Mar 3, 2015

Payroll tax contributions exceed lifetime benefits for most workers

Stop guesstimating, or worse, ignoring, your clients' health care costs in retirement

Feb 27, 2015

Software is available that gives advisers a fighting chance of determining long-term care costs and the need for insurance

Boomers' unique spin on retirement housing

Feb 25, 2015

Discovering a freedom threshold and dispelling the downsizing myth

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