Mary Beth Franklin
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.
May 8, 2019
Advisory clients are better informed about claiming strategies
May 6, 2019
Medicare premium hikes could wipe out the cost of living adjustment for some retirees — again!
May 1, 2019
Surviving spouses have more claiming options than other types of Social Security beneficiaries, but timing is crucial
Apr 22, 2019
Retirement reserves extended one year; disability fund by 20 years
Apr 18, 2019
Boomers continue to subsidize adult offspring at the expense of their own retirement
Apr 15, 2019
Healthy seniors who sign up late face possible sticker shock
Apr 2, 2019
The penalty for failing to file exceeds the penalty for failing to pay, and an extension can also help with saving for retirement.
Mar 26, 2019
With the Social Security trust fund scheduled to run dry in 2034, a congressional panel holds hearings, but no action is expected this year
Mar 19, 2019
Some retirees can receive up to six months of back benefits
Mar 11, 2019
New tax rules could affect retirees' relocation decisions