Mary Beth Franklin
Mary Beth Franklin, CFP, InvestmentNews Contributing Editor and foremost Social Security expert provides up-to-date information on Social Security claiming strategies that could save you and your clients lots of money.

She has been a financial journalist for more than 40 years, covering everything from federal budget and tax policies to consumer finances as a writer and editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Formerly a Capitol Hill reporter at United Press International and retirement and tax editor at Kiplinger Personal Finance, Mary Beth has been working in the finance industry for years.  She frequently speaks and writes about current research on retirement income planning, and enjoys educating people on retirement, tax and Social Security issues.

Mary Beth became a Certified Financial Planner in 2015 and is an in-demand speaker at conferences for financial professionals as well as a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs. She is the author of “Maximizing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits” and host of the Retirement Repair Shop podcast. In her free time, Mary Beth likes to read, garden, ski and play the piano. She received a BA in Communications from American University in 1975 where she continues to mentor journalism students.