Paul  Sydlansky

Paul Sydlansky


Lake Road Advisors


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Fee-Only Financial Planner with offices in Binghamton and Corning, NY working with clients locally and throughout the country


  • Fee-Only Financial Planning
  • Financial Review
  • Hourly Fee Consultations
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Employee Benefits
  • College Education Planning
  • 401(k) and IRAs
  • Business Planning


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37 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

5 East Market
Suite 229
Corning, NY 14830

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

Paul Sydlansky is a Binghampton and Corning, NY Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Southern Tier of NY and clients across the country. Lake Road Advisors specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Paul Sydlansky is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Paul Sydlansky is a Fee Only Independent financial planner based in Binghamton, NY and serving clients across the country. Paul Sydlansky is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

My Story

Financial planning isn’t just a buzzword, it’s the cornerstone to building your solid financial future. 
You have big plans. Starting or growing your family. Buying a home. Taking memory-building vacations. Saving for college. Getting ready for retirement. 

All of this is within reach if you start planning now. 

But navigating a complex financial world to make those aspirations a reality can feel overwhelming. 

What should I invest in? Stocks? Bonds? Real Estate? Are my current investments underperforming? What happens when the stock market takes another dive?  There is so much to learn, how do I know where to start?
I’m Paul Sydlansky.  I founded Lake Road Advisors to help people just like you take the confusion and anxiety out of financial planning. 

My very first finance class sparked my interest in the market. During college, I interned at a small brokerage firm in my hometown and fell in love with the speed, competition, and excitement of the industry.  I earned a BA in Economics from Marist College before launching my career on Wall Street.

I spent 13 years working with Morgan Stanley, first in the Private Wealth Management Division and then the Institutional Equities Division, working with some of the world’s largest and most successful hedge funds.   I also earned my MBA from New York University while growing my career. 

Then in 2009, I became the father of twins. Suddenly, the long commute, even longer hours, and lack of flexibility didn’t seem worth the pay.  By the time our third child arrived in 2011, the aggressive Wall Street lifestyle had lost all appeal.  I wanted to be successful in my career, but I was not willing to sacrifice my family life. So in 2012, my wife and I put family first and moved to upstate New York for a better quality of life. 

I founded Lake Road Advisors because I believe there is a less complicated, transparent method to provide financial planning services. I became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  to help families and small business owners create clear paths to achieve their goals. My time on Wall Street gave me a unique perspective into the financial system and the industry as a whole. I knew that there was a more effective and efficient way to help people navigate the confusing financial landscape. 

Charting a path to reach your goals shouldn’t be stressful, it should feel exciting. When you think about the dreams you have for your future, you should feel happy and confident.

How would it feel to know that your forever house is within reach? 

Or that college is covered? 

How would it feel if you could retire early to travel the world?

Or knowing that someday you can leave a legacy to a charity you believe in? 

Together we will plan the route to get you there.  


Financial Planning is a process that brings together all the different aspects of your financial life to meet your goals.

It's more than just investing in a few stocks or mutual funds or buying an insurance policy.  Financial Planning makes sure your investments, insurance, taxes, and estate plan are aligned to meet your goals.  

How do we do this?  
Our Financial Planning Process:

We find out what's important to you and your family?  What are your goals?  What keeps you up at night?

Once we understand your needs, we create multiple paths to get there.

We don’t make recommendations and walk away. We're here to help choose a solution and follow-through.

We use the latest technology to track and measure your progress.

Are we on the right track? Have your priorities changed? Do we need to fine-tune anything?

What Can I Expect As A Client?

Review & Recommendations For The Core Elements Of Your Financial Life
We analyze your Risk/Insurance, Tax Opportunities, Benefits, Estate Plan, College Savings, Student Debt and more.

Investment Review & Asset Allocation Recommendations
What are you currently invested in?  Does this match up with your risk tolerance?  We provide you with the portfolio built to meet your goals.

A Commitment To The Process, Not A One Time Plan
Receiving a one time 25 page financial plan sounds impressive. However, in reality it's often overwhelming and rarely gets implemented.  At Lake Road Advisors we put you in a position to be successful, so we wont bury you with a another 100 items for you to-do list.  We take a measured approach and tackle one fundamental area at a time.  We provide actionable steps to help you implement your plan.

Priorities will change.  Markets will rise and fall. Often overlooked, the behavioral side of finance can derail your plans. We arm you with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who can help you weather these storms.