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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

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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

Some compensation is exempt from Social Security earnings test

Jan 19, 2017

Severance pay does not count, nor do trailing insurance commissions

Medicare decisions get personal

Jan 13, 2017

In latest dispatch from the retirement front, IN editor crunches healthcare numbers

Social Security to stop mailing paper statements — again

Jan 10, 2017

Budget restraints will limit paper benefit statements to those 60 and older

Social Security changes coming to beneficiaries and taxpayers in 2017

Jan 5, 2017

Whether your clients are receiving monthly checks or still paying in, be aware of these adjustments

Social Security rules for the twice-widowed client

Dec 28, 2016

Surviving spouse can choose when to collect each benefit

2017 will be year of change for retirement industry

Dec 27, 2016

Demographics, demise of pensions will shift focus from assets to income planning

Calculating the impact of new Social Security rules

Dec 21, 2016

Continuing confusion over claiming strategies creates opportunities for advisers

Social Security Administration evaluates online claiming tools

Dec 13, 2016

Report explains why various calculators produce different results

Time for a new Social Security Commission

Dec 8, 2016

Clock is ticking on trust fund insolvency that could result in future benefit cuts

Advisers' female clients will face higher retiree health costs

Dec 7, 2016

New report details the high cost of living longer with fewer resources than men

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