Join Mary Beth Franklin for this virtual session to learn:
- how Social Security benefits are earned and calculated
- how your initial claiming age affects your benefits
- special rules for married couples and divorced spouses
- why survivor benefits are critical to women
About Mary Beth:
Mary Beth Franklin is one of the country’s leading experts on Social Security and Medicare.
An award-winning journalist and Certified Financial Planner, Mary Beth writes a weekly column on retirement issues for Investment News, a publication for financial advisers. She is also author of the ebook, Maximizing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits.
In 2016, Mary Beth was honored with a Hero Award from the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) for her efforts to improve retirement security among women. She is also an inaugural member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standard’s Women’s Initiative Council which focuses on improving gender and racial diversity in the financial services profession.
Previously, Mary Beth served as the tax and retirement editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and editor of Kiplinger’s annual Retirement Planning Guide. Earlier in her career, Mary Beth was a Capitol Hill reporter for United Press International. She is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs. Her podcast, The Retirement Repair Shop, was launched in 2019 and is now in its third season.