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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=20161027104538

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

New book offers advice on how to navigate the post-DOL rule world

Oct 26, 2016

Forty industry leaders offer insights in crowd-sourced guide

Big gap between Social Security cost-of-living adjustment and retiree inflation

Oct 24, 2016

Miniscule benefit hike won't protect seniors' buying power

Coordinating Social Security disability and retirement benefits

Oct 17, 2016

Spouses can claim benefits when mate collects disability

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment expected to be lowest ever

Oct 11, 2016

Small increase will create a Medicare nightmare as premium hikes will vary

Financial advisers need to prepare for the coming age wave

Oct 10, 2016

Millions of investors unprepared for retirement but no one seems to have an answer

Most women claim Social Security early

Oct 6, 2016

Reduced lifetime income will force many to spend bulk of benefits on health care

Social Security timing can affect Medicare premiums

Sep 26, 2016

Should clients claim Social Security now to avoid a Medicare premium hike?

GAO study documents mistakes by Social Security Administration staff

Sep 20, 2016

Senate panel urges agency to improve guidance on when to claim benefits after a study by the Government Accountability Office showed government representatives often give out misleading information

Reforms could solve Social Security funding woes

Sep 16, 2016

But high-income retirees might pay more, get less

Small Social Security cost-of-living adjustment likely for 2017

Sep 12, 2016

But increase would be seven times higher if pegged to Consumer Price Index for the elderly

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