Anja Luesink


Luesink Stenstrom Financial

Financial Advisor

Anja Luesink


Luesink Stenstrom Financial

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Anja Luesink, MBA, CFP®, RLP®, CeFT®

(212) 405-1609

Fee-Only financial planner located in New York, NY, serving clients locally and across the country

Anja Luesink is a New York, NY fee-only financial planner. Luesink Stenstrom Financial provides comprehensive financial planning, wealth management, and life planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Anja Luesink is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Anja Luesink is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, a Registered Life Planner ® and a Certified Financial Transitionist®. Prior to starting her own firm in 2008, she was a financial advisor at the firms L.J. Altfest & Associates and Francis Financial. In 2014, she partnered with Clare Stenstrom to form Luesink Stenstrom Financial.

As a Registered Life Planner® with the Kinder Institute of Life Planning Anja takes a holistic approach to financial planning and works to get a deeper understanding of her clients’ personal motivations, values and life goals. She also holds the Certified Financial Transitionist® designation from the Sudden Money Institute. This training provided her with the tools and skills to work with clients in emotional life-changing transitions, such as widowhood, divorce, loss of a job or the receipt of a financial windfall.

Anja is an active member of the Financial Planning community. She is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  In 2012, she received the prestigious Heart of Financial Planning award from the FPA NY Chapter and from the national FPA for her role in the community. Through the FPA, Anja provides Pro Bono financial planning for low-income New Yorkers. She served for two years as the Director of Pro Bono on the FPANY Board of Directors and as a Chair for the National FPA Pro Bono Committee. As part of her Pro Bono work, she currently teaches Financial Literacy to foster children and to domestic violence survivors. She also mentors younger planners, develops financial literacy curriculum, participates in the FPA International Group and is active in the FPA and NAPFA New York Community.

Anja has taught Retirement Planning at New York University (NYU) and often speaks to the public about budgeting, saving and investing, retirement planning, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics. Together with Clare Stenstrom, she has taught a series of workshops especially for women, Women, Meaning and Money®.

Her financial advice has been quoted in Kiplinger, the Wall Street JournalFinancial Planning magazine, and Investment News, and her writing has been featured in the Journal of Financial Planning.

Anja received her MBA from Purdue University and Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
Before she entered the Financial Planning profession she worked in International Business Development. Anja is a seasoned traveler and fluent speaker of many languages. She lives in Riverdale with her husband and two cats. On the weekends and in the summer, she can often be found in her garden in Upstate New York.

Anja Luesink is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Transition To Joy and Wealth

Luesink Stenstrom Financial is unique in that we don’t only look at your numbers, but talk to you about where you want to go, what you really value in your life and then create a financial life plan to support your goals. We guide you through life and difficult life events, adjusting your plan when necessary and manage your money with your goals in mind, using a disciplined approach rooted in proven Nobel-prize winning academic research.

Our clients come from all walks of life – young professionals, mid to late career, retirees, business owners or those in the middle or preparing for a major life transition; foremost those who value our work together and are passionate about their goals.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Anja Luesink is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Anja Luesink is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Anja Luesink is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

  • Registered Life Planner® (RLP®)
    Anja Luesink is a Registered Life Planner® (RLP®)

    A Registered Life Planner® (RLP®) is a Financial Planner who has been fully trained in Life Planning by completing the three step process of becoming an RLP®: Seven Stages of Money Maturity® workshop, 5-Day Life Planning training and the 6 Month Mentorship Program. This method of training is based on the premise that advisors should first discover a client’s most essential goals in life before formulating a financial plan, so a client’s finances fully support those goals. They therefore become your partner in clarifying and achieving your most meaningful and deeply felt aspirations.

  • SuddenMoney
    Anja Luesink is a member of the Sudden Money® Institute and a Financial Transitionist®

    For over 15 years, the Sudden Money® Institute has been the nation's leader in the study and practice of Financial Transitions Planning. We've been helping individuals and families think through and move through major life events so that their experience of moving from what was to what will be is as healthy and enriching as possible.

  • Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT®)
    Anja Luesink is a Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT™)

    A Financial Transitionist® is a professional with an established career in the financial services industry who recognizes the importance and the power of the personal side of money and the unique challenges of transitions. Financial Transitionists® have a rich and comprehensive understanding of how people subjectively experience change, and are able to co-create their highest outcomes with them.

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Office Locations:

  • 475 Park Ave S Rm 2100
    New York, NY 10016

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