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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=20160828201248

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 and dying too soon

Aug 22, 2016

Beneficiaries may have to wait years to collect benefits; some never do

Gray divorce on the rise with longevity trend

Aug 19, 2016

The prospect of living unhappily ever after in a retirement that can last 20 or 30 years or more is one reason behind the growing incidence of divorce among spouses age 50 and older

Social Security drops cell phone mandate

Aug 15, 2016

Agency apologizes and says it will pursue other security authentication options

Careful planning can help public employees avoid Social Security reductions

Aug 9, 2016

One adviser helped his client avoid Social Security reductions by carefully mapping out when to take her benefits and pension

Social Security Administration steps up privacy protections

Aug 2, 2016

Online users now require cell phone for text message verification

Health savings account limits to increase for some in 2017

Jul 29, 2016

But policy buyers on Healthcare.gov may be out of luck

Solving the mystery of unexpectedly reduced Social Security benefits

Jul 26, 2016

It turns out that the explanation, which advisers need to watch out for, was rather simple

Social Security reform awaits next president

Jul 20, 2016

Most proposed solutions call for higher taxes on high earners

Debt dims boomers' retirement prospects

Jul 18, 2016

New study shows ongoing bills impede savings and boost income needs

Market volatility raises the bar for retirement income savers

Jul 12, 2016

Lower interest rates also affect Social Security trust fund cushion

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