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Consider this: over the next 30 years, $30 trillion is expected to be passed down from baby boomer parents to their Generation X (1965-1980) and Generation Y/millennial (1981-2000) children.[1] And 66% of those children do not retain their parents’ financial advisors after they receive an inheritance.[2] As a result, many advisors are seeing their asset base – as well as the value of their business – shrink amid this generational wealth transfer.

According to a recent survey by InvestmentNews, advisor respondents said that lack of a relationship with clients’ children was the biggest obstacle to retaining assets passed to heirs.[3] Clearly, the writing is on the wall: to ensure the long-term health of their business, advisors must find ways to connect with their clients’ children and become...

The Case for Creating Your Website on an Open Source Platform

By Diana Merkel, Owner, Pinkshag Design

During the development phase of your web site, the final web design is completed and built out to work in multiple browsers and a variety of devices. It is more important than...

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eMarketing for Financial Advisors: 10 Ways to Boost Open & Click Rates

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By Amy McIlwain.

Many financial advisors are interested in how they can use email marketing to increase leads and grow their business. Although email...

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The 3 Google Analytics Metrics You Should be Measuring

Google Analytics is a fantastic free tool you can use to better understand your website and be more effective in your online marketing efforts. If your website strategy consists of “set it and forget it,” you are missing out on...

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The Importance of Good Website Structure

By Diana Merkel, Owner, Pinkshag Design

The difference between a website that is frustrating to visitors, and one that keeps visitors coming back for more often boils down to site navigation. The appeal of a well-...

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