• Firm: My Financial Planner, LLC
  • Job Title: Founder
  • Certifications: CFP®


Stephanie Genkin was a producer at CNN for almost 15 years, focusing on business, economic, and financial news. As part of the network’s Money Unit, she wrote and produced personal finance segments for a consumer audience on topics including investing, saving for retirement, credit reports, interest rates, 529 college savings plans, student loans, budgeting, mortgages, savings accounts, home owner’s insurance, and dealing with debt. In addition, she contributed to news reports on and was the researcher for a Money magazine columnist.

While working full time, Stephanie went back to school to obtain a certificate in financial planning at NYU and earned the CFP® designation.

Stephanie is an adjunct instructor at NYU and teaches investing fundamentals. She has done pro bono workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of New York. She is on the FPA committee that organizes the annual Financial Fitness Workshop, a day of financial planning events for the public.

Stephanie serves as a media consultant to the non-profit World Learning.

Before joining CNN, Stephanie was a print reporter based in the Middle East. She was the chief Israel correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle (UK) and wrote for Business Middle East, a bi-weekly subscription newsletter published by The Economist. Her work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, The Economist, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Index on Censorship, and other publications.

Stephanie earned a B.A. with honors in Journalism and Hebrew from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received a Masters Degree in Jewish History and another in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. She was a Fulbright scholar in Amman, Jordan.


Stephanie received her BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her Master of Philosophy in middle eastern studies from Oxford University.

Quote from Stephanie Genkin

“Stephanie Genkin, founder of My Financial Planner, is committed to connecting with her clients and breaking down complicated money concepts.”