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John R. Skomski CFP®

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John R. Skomski CFP®



John has over a decade of experience helping people visualize and achieve their ideal futures. He’s worked alongside hundreds of families, assisting them in setting goals and removing obstacles to their success. 

His career began right out of college as an academic coach, advising students and their families regarding the courses and cost structure of earning their degree. 

A few years later in 2014 he joined Best Times Financial and began as the firm’s Paraplanner. In 2017, John launched his own financial planning practice and became a partner at Best Times. 

Today John serves over 100 families both in Rochester & across the country. He utilizes his Retire1x Framework and helps affluent Baby Boomers build sustainable, tax-efficient retirement income plans. You know that anxiety you feel when you wonder if you’ve saved enough to stay retired? That’s where John comes in. He transforms the uncertainty into confidence and helps his clients enter & maintain a sustainable retirement on their terms.

He launched his personal development brand Invest Inward in 2022 and hosts the growing Think.Live.Repeat. podcast which focuses on providing mindset-based solutions for anxiety & panic. He also speaks at events & consults with organizations looking to implement a meaningful shift in their culture. 

John has a Bachelor of Science in Business through Thomas Edison State University in NJ and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, the highest certification achievable in financial planning. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations, as well as all requisite state and insurance licenses required to implement financial plans. John enjoys spending time with his wife & kids, keeping freshwater aquariums, football, and home AV systems. He also enjoys volunteering with their church and at local community events.

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