Scott Bishop, Director of Financial Planning at Avidian Wealth, hosted a special edition of STA Money Hour with Guest Mary Beth Franklin, CFP®. Mary Beth is a nationally recognized financial writer who focuses on retirement issues. She is a contributing editor at Investment News, author of the “Retirement 2.0” blog, a long-time senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, and her weekly personal finance column has appeared in more than 200 newspapers nationwide. She’s been a guest on NBC’s Today Show and Meet the Press, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN, and numerous other television and radio programs. She has a recently updated her book called Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits. The 2019 Edition of her book can be found through this link to Investment News online journal.
If you are planning for your retirement, you should know that significant and long-term financial gains can be achieved by maximizing your social security benefits in conjunction with your overall financial plan. Scott discusses these topics in his article “Five Pointers to Consider When Filing for Social Security Benefits.”