Gary Schatsky


IFC Personal Money Managers, Inc.

Financial Advisor

Gary Schatsky


IFC Personal Money Managers, Inc.

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Gary Schatsky, JD

(212) 721-8713

    Objective Financial Advice and Fee Only Financial Planning. Located in New York, NY and Serving the Entire Region and Clients Nationwide

    Gary Schatsky is a New York, NY fee-only financial planner. IFC Personal Money Managers, Inc. provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Gary Schatsky is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

    Gary Schatsky founded IFC (Independent Financial Counselors) in 1981 in Albany, NY. IFC pioneered the concept of comprehensive fee-only financial advisory services for individuals, which at the time was almost unheard of. IFC has since established an office in New York City that boasts a nationwide clientele.

    Mr. Schatsky lectures nationally on topics such as personal finance, investments, and tax and estate planning. His television appearances include NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS This Morning, and CNBC's "Money Talk" and "The Money Club." He's also been featured in "The Wall Street Journal Radio Report" and National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and "Marketplace." He is frequently quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Fortune, Medical Economics, BusinessWeek, Smart Money, Money and USA Today. Several magazines have recognized Mr. Schatsky as one of the top financial advisors in America:

    Worth -Selected as one of the 250 best financial planners
    Mutual Fund Selected as one of the 100 "super planners"
    Medical Economics  - Selected as one of the 150 best financial planners for doctors

    Mr. Schatsky is also an attorney and a member of the New York and Massachusetts State Bar Associations. In addition, he is Chair Emeritus of NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors)- which represents fee-only financial advisors.

    Community service is paramount to Mr. Schatsky. He recently served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Financial Management, affiliated with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany, New York. In that capacity, he guided municipalities throughout New York State in the areas of investment, cash management, and municipal bond issuance.

    A native New Yorker, Mr. Schatsky holds a B.A. in Economics with distinction from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D, cum laude, from the Boston University School of Law.

    Gary Schatsky is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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 is a team of personal financial advisors who share a simple, professional philosophy:

    TRUST | At, we're dedicated to shaping your financial future – with the utmost integrity, professionalism, and discretion. Whether you're saving for college or retirement – our solutions will bring you confidence and peace of mind. Trust is the bedrock of all our client relationships.

    COMPETENCE | With our combined years of technical expertise, investment experience, and ongoing training, we offer realistic financial solutions for all areas, such as investment, tax, estate, retirement and insurance planning.

    OBJECTIVITY | Every client's circumstances are unique – and that's why our planners listen very, very carefully to you. Our recommendations will be tailored to the facts of your particular situation. In order to avoid conflicts of interest in product sales, we refuse any commissions or other compensation from client transactions based on our recommendations. was founded by Gary Schatsky to bring personalized, fee-based financial planning to a nationwide audience.

    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)
      Gary Schatsky is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

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

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    Office Locations:

    • 441 West End Ave
      Suite 1-I
      New York, NY 10024

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