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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=20170423055439

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


Retirees embrace the gig economy

Apr 21, 2017

For some, freelance work replaces pensions in traditional retirement three-legged stool


Courses available to become a Medicare pro

Apr 12, 2017

New online courses explain crucial retiree health care issues for advisers


Social Security update for same-sex couples

Apr 10, 2017

Claiming rules have evolved since 2015 Supreme Court decision

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How to spot fake answers from Social Security Administration reps

Apr 3, 2017

Use these cheat sheets about rule changes to help clients claim benefits

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Hiring freeze and budget cuts impact Social Security claims

Mar 27, 2017

Despite longer waits and declining service, checks are safe — for now


Medicare rules differ for small business owners and employees

Mar 13, 2017

They must enroll when they turn 65 or face lifelong penalties


Gray divorce presents Social Security challenges

Mar 10, 2017

Length of marriage, years since divorce and age of ex-spouses affect claiming options


Study finds most retirees want guaranteed lifetime income

Mar 8, 2017

Consumers want products that offer peace of mind and make it easier to manage a budget in retirement


Strict timeline governs health savings accounts and Medicare

Feb 28, 2017

Beware of a six-month look-back period and tax penalties

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