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Mary Beth Franklin

Contributing Editor

Mary Beth Franklinhttps://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MBFranklin&maxw=220&cci_ts=20190424235527

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


Social Security funding outlook improves slightly

Apr 22, 2019

Retirement reserves extended one year; disability fund by 20 years


Grown children may be hazardous to your wealth

Apr 18, 2019

Boomers continue to subsidize adult offspring at the expense of their own retirement


The cost of putting off enrolling in a Medicare drug plan

Apr 15, 2019

Healthy seniors who sign up late face possible sticker shock


Top reasons to file a tax extension

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.


Update on Social Security reform

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


Choosing between a retroactive lump sum and a bigger monthly Social Security benefit

Mar 19, 2019

Some retirees can receive up to six months of back benefits


Baseball, taxes and retirement destinations

Mar 11, 2019

New tax rules could affect retirees' relocation decisions


Future retirees ponder Social Security strategies

Mar 6, 2019

Delayed claiming decisions will be based, in part, on interest rates


Medicare and the high cost of prescription drugs

Feb 26, 2019

There is no annual limit on out-of-pocket costs under Medicare Part D


2019 is a key year for Social Security

Feb 20, 2019

Those turning 66 this year are the last group eligible for the spousal claiming strategy

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