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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=20180527132604

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


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


Countdown to retirement

May 3, 2018

Reviewing key deadlines with a group of friends at age 64


Recent rule changes to boost retiree health costs

Apr 30, 2018

New analysis quantifies the effect on Medicare premiums and Social Security benefits.


Future retirees expect Social Security to be main source of income

Apr 25, 2018

Survey found many clients would switch advisers to get claiming advice


The $1 million gender wealth gap

Apr 19, 2018

Compounding female wage inequity jeopardizes retirement security


Retirement outlook for millennials

Apr 13, 2018

They're highly educated and drowning in debt, but have decades to get on track


Guaranteed income tops boomers' retirement wish list

Apr 9, 2018

Those who work with an adviser are most likely to buy an annuity

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