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Liz Skinner

Reporter: Estate Planning / 529 Plans / Philanthropy

Liz Skinner

With a focus on practice management, Liz Skinner writes about what makes some advisory firms successful and others fail to thrive. When she isn't offering advisers tips on running a profitable business, you'll find her in Kensington, Md., probably losing a tennis match to her teenage daughters or enjoying a run through Rock Creek Park.

Recent Articles

Get clients on board with a merger or acquisition

Apr 1, 2015

Rebranding to accentuate the benefits of the new firm can allay client fears

Advisory fees rise above 1% after bottoming in 2013

Mar 30, 2015

Report shows reversal of long downward trend in conjunction with increasing asset levels

Next gen advisers finding their niche in the industry

Mar 29, 2015

Each of the six next-generation advisers InvestmentNews has followed over the past year — their first in the financial advice business — is finding his or her own focus in this changing industry

Layton Cox: An entrepreneur at heart

Mar 29, 2015

Adviser gains valuable entrepreneurial experience and has figured out where the industry — and his career — are going

For Kelly McNerney, ordering priorities in a busy schedule is a challenge

Mar 29, 2015

The rigors of working full-time surprised the youn adviser, who moved to Virginia from New Jersey last May to become an associate financial planner at FJY Financial

Mariah Acap's test of time management

Mar 29, 2015

Youn adviser's first year in the advisory business has cemented her resolve to become a full-fledged financial adviser, even if some things are taking more time than she expected

Growing minorities offer opportunities for advisers

Mar 27, 2015

Research shows different approaches may be necessary to reach these groups

Retirement income innovations aim to ease longevity's strain on assets

Mar 26, 2015

Planning for the spend-down phase more important than ever given the longer time horizon

How to develop advocates for consistent, ideal referrals

Mar 25, 2015

Our first in an ongoing 'Adviser's Consultant' series, featuring successful practice management strategies of advisers

The Colony Group looks to women and institutions to drive growth

Mar 20, 2015

Advisory giant pulls ideas from entire staff about how to build its client base and assets under management

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