Allowing someone to assist you in your financial affairs is an important decision, one that cannot be taken lightly. As you search for such an individual, you need to be sure that the person you select has a number of qualities: (1) appropriate knowledge and experience, (2) trust and (3) strict confidence.

Gary A. Lewis, CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®: Gary is a native of Countryside, IL having first moved here in 1964. After many years of working in cities across the continent, Gary has returned to Countryside.

Gary received his education at U of Illinois at Chicago (BA), Northwestern U (MBA - finance) and The American College (financial certifications). Since 1988, he has worked in the financial services industry working mostly as a financial planning analyst. Later he served as financial planning director for several large institutions. 


Ethics is the cornerstone of the “Guardian Angel Protection” philosophy that Gary adheres to. Gary’s main interest is helping seniors age successfully in place.

Gary Lewis has never been involved in any unethical or questionable practice. No client or company complaints have ever been made against Gary Lewis or any firm that Gary has operated. Gary’s current regulatory filings are available upon request.


Gary Lewis may also provide financial planning services for existing clients and client referrals. Gary does not currently offer financial planning services to the public.

Gary Lewis does not receive compensation in the form of commissions, rebates or other fees.

Gary Lewis is free of Conflicts of Interest.


CFP®. Certified Financial Planner. A certification requiring extensive coursework and successful passing of a two-day exam. Continuing education and perfect ethics required.

ChFC®. Chartered Financial Consultant. A certification requiring additional education beyond the CFP requirements. Continuing education and ethics requirements similar.

CASL®. Certified Adviser for Senior Living. Additional education focused on retirement planning and senior issues. Continuing education and ethics rules apply.