17 Smarter Ways to Use LinkedIn
In a room full of some 1,000 financial planners only about a dozen raised their hands when asked if they like their profiles. LinkedIn exec Jennifer Grazel offers advice on how advisors can make the most of this tool.
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New online advisory services are turning up the heat for advisors. Know how to arm yourself. more »
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"We want to focus on what advisors can do to prepare for the next generation or two," says NAPFA chair Robert Gerstemeier. more »
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