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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=20171216173702

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

College loan money saving education

New adviser credential hones accumulation skills

Dec 12, 2017

The American College of Financial Services seeks to help advisers up their value-add to clients


Older boomers embrace retirement, study finds

Dec 6, 2017

Sixty percent of retired boomers said life is better than they had expected


Medicare surcharge notices are shocking retirees

Dec 5, 2017

Selling a home or securities can push clients into a higher income tier, triggering premium increases


Last chance for clients to save on drug costs

Dec 1, 2017

Medicare Part D open enrollment ends Dec. 7


Eleanor Blayney to retire from CFP Board

Nov 28, 2017

Trailblazing women's advocate gives $100,000 to a new gender diversity fund


Medicare premiums and Social Security COLAs: Here's why retirees will pay up in 2018

Nov 21, 2017

Blame higher Medicare costs on a provision designed to protect Social Security benefits


One place where the women wealth equation doesn't add up

Nov 20, 2017

More progress and effort needed to boost number of female advisers


2018 Medicare changes will erase Social Security COLAs for many

Nov 17, 2017

Some high earners could keep the full value of their COLAs and see no change to their Medicare premiums


Boost retirement income with home equity

Nov 13, 2017

Including a reverse mortgage can update the 4% withdrawal rule strategy


Someone tried to hack my Social Security account

Nov 6, 2017

Government website offers tips to protect personal data, but gaps may remain

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