Ann Marsh is Senior Editor and West Coast Bureau Chief of Financial Planning Magazine. She is also chair of the magazine's conference series, Women Advisors Forum. Prior to joining FP in late 2011, Ms. Marsh wrote a personal finance column for the Los Angeles Times for more than five years and, in the process, worked closely with financial planners. She is the co-author of several books including Copy This!, the autobiography of Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea. A former longtime staff writer with Forbes Magazine, in both New York and Los Angeles, Marsh worked on the Forbes 400 for two years and wrote both cover stories. A former freelance writer based both in Prague and in and around Los Angeles, Ms. Marsh’s work has appeared in dozens of publications and websites, including The New York Times, Fast Company, O The Oprah Magazine and her alumni magazine, Stanford Magazine. One of her 9/11 stories was excerpted as the introductory essay in a book published by Salon.