Mary Beth Franklin will be our guest speaker for this event. She is a Contributing Editor at Investment News specializing in Social Security, Medicare, and Retirement income. She has been a financial journalist for more than 40 years, covering everything from federal budget and tax policies as a Capitol Hill reporter for United Press International to consumer finances as a writer and editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
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 this session you will learn how your lifetime earnings and age at time of claim determines the amount of your Social Security benefits; why married couples should coordinate their Social Security claiming strategies; understand critical survivor benefit rules for widows, widowers and surviving ex-spouses; and discover do-over strategies to reverse an early claiming decision and increase future benefits.