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Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®

CEO, WorthyNest LLC

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Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®, is the proud owner of WorthyNest®, an independent financial planning and investment advisory firm that helps Christian parents build wealth without compromising their values. She received the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumni in Business award from Saint Louis University and also received the AICPA's 2018 Standing Ovation Award in Personal Financial Planning. Deborah lives with her husband, Bryan, and their three sons in Saint Charles, Missouri. Learn more about her book, Redefining Family Wealth: A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Living, at https://redefiningfamilywealth.com.

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Building Wealth
January 2019

4 Simple Habits to Build Wealth Faster

Sure, making a lot of money helps, but research shows there are four behaviors that can be even more important to building true wealth.

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January 2019

Emergency Funds Can Have a Surprising Downside

If you're only saving for emergencies, you’re missing out. Go beyond that with an opportunity fund. My family tapped our opportunity fund twice last year, and it changed our lives.

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Building Wealth
October 2018

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

Here's what my family of five actually paid for three months of travel to Spain and how we kept our costs low. We aren't rich, but we know how to carefully plan and budget. Follow our tips to help make your own dream happen.

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Building Wealth
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Don't Let Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Derail Your Dreams

If you have a big goal, what's stopping you? Don't let life get in your way. Instead, do what my family did: Quit waiting for someday, and just do it.

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Building Wealth
August 2018

Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate

They aren't for everyone, but health care sharing programs are a faith-based alternative to traditional health plans that can save some people money. This type of coverage worked as a stopgap for my own family.

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Building Wealth
August 2018

Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance?

Long-term disabilities are probably more common than you think: About one-third of us will experience one before age 65. But before you buy insurance, learn the ins and outs of long-term disability policies.

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Building Wealth
May 2018

When 'Rules of Thumb' for Life Insurance Aren't Appropriate

If you are one of these three types of people, going by the usual insurance "rules" could cause you to buy too much coverage, not enough coverage or the wrong type of policy.

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Building Wealth
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

A donor advised fund is my go-to charitable giving vehicle for many reasons, but there are a few other ways to gift to charities and do the most good ... for them and for you, too.

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Building Wealth
February 2018

Why Stock Market Volatility Has Officially Arrived

Looking at what’s going on in the economy reveals the reasons why the markets have entered a period of wide swings.

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Building Wealth
January 2018

How to Set Goals for Yourself and Make Them Happen

Do you want to change careers in 2018? Devote more time to volunteering? Or how about saving $50,000 over the course of the year? Here's how to set an attainable goal and really stick with it.

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December 2017

What the New Tax Overhaul Means for You

Here are some important changes that it could pay to anticipate.

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December 2017

House Hunters: Learn from My Rookie Mistakes

When I bought my first home in my 20s, I had worked hard and saved for a down payment. But I didn't do all the homework a buyer should do. Looking back years later, here are seven financial tips for house hunters today.

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Building Wealth
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Do Not Let Money Ruin Your Marriage

We all bring our own attitudes about spending, saving and sharing into our relationships. Some styles work great together, and others are destined for disaster. The key to making it work is communication.

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A Deeper Dive into 529 College Plans

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know 529 College Plans?

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QUIZ
August 2017

How Well Do You Know College 529 Plans?

Saving for college keeps getting more challenging. By 2024, the average sticker price for a year at public in-state college is expected to climb to $34,000, and for private school undergrads it cou...

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Building Wealth
June 2017

Debunking the Myths of 529 Plans for College Savers

Like saving for retirement, you can never start too early on saving for college. Take a quick true-and-false quiz to see if you grasp the power of 529 plans.

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