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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=20180922231614

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


Determining if a message from Social Security is a scam

Sep 19, 2018

Hint: Pay attention to emails, ignore phone calls


2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment now expected to be 2.8 percent

Sep 14, 2018

Slightly lower estimate would still be the largest cost-of-living increase since 2012


Inaccurate info from Social Security Administration a challenge for widows

Sep 12, 2018

Stresses of losing spouse include steep decline in household income for many, according to a survey


Nudging Congress toward Social Security reform

Aug 30, 2018

Grassroots coalition encourages the public to demand improved retirement security


Estimating the impact of early retirement on Social Security benefits

Aug 29, 2018

Social Security Administration's online tool can help figure out the cost of lost years of earnings


Some public employees face Social Security hurdles

Aug 27, 2018

Pension offsets reduce Social Security benefits, but some qualify for exceptions.


Retroactive Social Security benefits: Everything you need to know

Aug 20, 2018

Rules specify who qualifies for back benefits based on age and filing status


8 ways to boost Social Security benefits

Aug 16, 2018

On the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, retirees are increasingly dependent on the program


Claiming Social Security early has lasting impact on survivors

Aug 14, 2018

Rush to take benefits due to illness may not be the best move


Social Security finances worsen as reliance on the program increases

Aug 9, 2018

New report predicts earlier exhaustion of trust fund in 2032

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