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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=20171119072731

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


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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GOP tax plan creates surprise divorce penalty

Nov 6, 2017

Elimination of alimony deduction could complicate future divorce settlements

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The coming financial caregiving crisis

Nov 1, 2017

How financial advisers can assist clients in unchartered waters


Don't fall for myths about women investors

Oct 25, 2017

Despite economic clout, 81% of women confront stereotypes, such as financial ignorance or risk-aversion


How to take the Medi-scare out of retiree healthcare costs

Oct 23, 2017

Annual open enrollment season offers chance to defang drug expenses


Pre-retirement earnings can limit Social Security survivor benefits

Oct 16, 2017

Life insurance can fill the gap when a survivor's earnings jeopardize benefits

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Social Security benefits to increase by 2% in 2018

Oct 13, 2017

Largest cost-of-living adjustment since 2012 may be offset for some by higher Medicare premiums


Report details rampant elder financial abuse

Oct 12, 2017

CFPB has logged more than 72,000 complaints over the past six years

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