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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


Improved health outcomes can boost retirement savings

Jul 10, 2018

Reducing health care costs frees up more money to be invested


New ways to estimate and fund long-term care costs

Jul 5, 2018

Advisers are challenged to protect against one of the biggest risks to a retirement plan.


Divorced women declare financial independence

Jul 3, 2018

Selling an engagement ring can jump-start savings


The black hole of financial planning: Health care costs

Jun 26, 2018

Affluent clients are confident about retirement plans, but not medical expenses


Checking one off the bucket list

Jun 25, 2018

Contributing editor tests a long-held dream for her retirement and finds it lacking


Social Security benefits lost 34% of their buying power since 2000

Jun 21, 2018

The past year saw the biggest loss of the decade as increases in living expenses outpaced the cost-of-living adjustment


Divorce reduces retirement readiness

Jun 19, 2018

The new tax law could increase financial challenges for divorced people, but planning opportunities abound


Guaranteed retirement income campaign launched

Jun 14, 2018

Industry coalition seeks to educate the public and advisers about the value of annuities


2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security

Jun 5, 2018

Although the trust fund depletion date remains unchanged, 2034 is when surplus funds will run out if Congress doesn't act


2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment could top 3 percent

Jun 4, 2018

Unofficial estimate would be largest increase since 2012, but retiree costs are growing even faster.

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