Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®

CEO, WorthyNest LLC

Deborah L. Meyer, CFP®, CPA/PFS, CEPA and AFCPE® Member, is the award-winning author of Redefining Family Wealth: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Living. Deb is the CEO of WorthyNest®, a fee-only, fiduciary wealth management firm that helps Christian parents and Christian entrepreneurs across the U.S. integrate faith and family into financial decision-making. She also provides accounting, exit planning and tax strategies to family-owned businesses through SV CPA Services

Deb has been featured in The Wall Street JournalForbes and CNN Business and is a contributor to Kiplinger. She is a 2019 CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40 Honoree” in Accounting and received the 2018 AICPA Standing Ovation Award. Deb lives in Florida with her husband, Bryan, and three sons.

Phone: 636.344.0415 (Office) | Direct: 314.397.6817 | E-mail: deb@worthynest.com | Website: www.worthynest.com | Facebook | LinkedIn

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Does It Make Sense to Buy a House Now?

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Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?

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Be a Budgeting Expert: How to Track Spending with a Detailed Budget

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The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You
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The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You

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Budgeting

Don’t Be a Budget Hater

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Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance?

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Building Wealth as Parents During Uncertain Times

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5 Causes of Marital Money Stress (and How to Fix Them)

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Pessimists Never Prosper: Try an Abundance Mindset Instead
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Pessimists Never Prosper: Try an Abundance Mindset Instead

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4 Simple Habits to Build Wealth Faster

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Emergency Funds Can Have a Surprising Downside

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Budget Travel Tips Straight from a Financial Planner's Own Family Trip Abroad
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Budget Travel Tips Straight from a Financial Planner's Own Family Trip Abroad

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Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate
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Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

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How to Set Goals for Yourself and Make Them Happen

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January 18, 2018
What the New Tax Overhaul Means for You
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What the New Tax Overhaul Means for You

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House Hunters: Learn from My Rookie Mistakes
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House Hunters: Learn from My Rookie Mistakes

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Do Not Let Money Ruin Your Marriage
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Do Not Let Money Ruin Your Marriage

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December 6, 2017
A Deeper Dive into 529 College Plans
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A Deeper Dive into 529 College Plans

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August 25, 2017
Quiz: How Well Do You Know 529 College Plans?
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know 529 College Plans?

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Debunking the Myths of 529 Plans for College Savers
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Debunking the Myths of 529 Plans for College Savers

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Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Can Finance Growth Using Debt
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Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Can Finance Growth Using Debt

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May 2, 2017
Is the End of Jobs Coming? Employees Beware
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Is the End of Jobs Coming? Employees Beware

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April 12, 2017
How to Live for Today and Still Save for Tomorrow
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How to Live for Today and Still Save for Tomorrow

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