Stephanie Genkin (BFA™, CDFA, CFP)

Stephanie Genkin focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Divorce Planning
  • Financial Psychology/Coaching
  • Generation X
  • Hourly
  • LGBT Couples and Families
  • Women's Financial Planning Issues

Planning Specialties

Stephanie Genkin, CFP®  is the founder of My Financial Planner, LLC,  a New York State Registered Investment Advisor.  She offers a common sense, jargon-free educational experience people find refreshing.  Her approach is 100% client-centered-- never product-oriented.

What sets Stephanie apart from other advisors is a passion for providing affordable financial guidance for every level of income and net worth (either per hour or per plan).  She is completely independent, fee-only and a fiduciary.  

Stephanie earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation after completing the financial planning program at NYU. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™), helping people navigate their finances during one of the most vulnerable and emotionally-charged times in their lives. She also holds certifications in behavioral finance and life coaching. Stephanie is studying to qualify for the first level of financial therapy and is a member of the Financial Therapy Association.

A veteran journalist, Stephanie is the financial planner behind the Yahoo! Finance digital makeover series Fix My Finances and is frequently quoted in the media (Forbes, USA Today, Huffington Post, Yahoo! FinanceBusiness Insider, Teen Vogue, Martha Stewart WeddingsAARP, among others). 

Additional Information

Stephanie is an adjunct instructor at NYU. She also offers lively personal finance classes at Brooklyn Brainery. Companies, nonprofits and other groups in the New York City metro-area engage her services to facilitate personal finance workshops for their employees and members.

Stephanie was an editorial producer at CNN for 15 years and worked with the network's Chief Business Correspondent. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and received masters degrees from the University of Oxford, St. Antony's College in the U.K. She was a Fulbright scholar.

NAPFA Start Date

February 03, 2020


This Office

594 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11238 Phone: (917) 991-1285