Our focus at WorthyNest® is to help your family build wealth in a way that aligns with your values. We walk alongside you, offering conflict-free advice and accountability. 

 

about owner

DEBORAH L. MEYER, CPA/PFS, CFP®

  • CPA since 2005

  • Certified Financial Planner since 2010

  • Married to Bryan for 11 years

  • Mom to 3 awesome, energetic boys

  • Enjoys family time, travel, reading, and fitness

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Hi, I’m Deb Meyer. My passion is helping parents build wealth without contradicting their values, and I’ve developed a special expertise in college planning. WorthyNest® was created in 2016 as a space safe for families to share their concerns about a traditionally taboo subject … money. I help bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. Start here if you are new to the WorthyNest® website and want to learn more.

professional bio

Deborah Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®, is a fee-only financial planner, investment advisor, and the proud owner of WorthyNest®. Deb is a contributor to Kiplinger and Investopedia, and her financial advice has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, and other major publications. Deb is a 2018 recipient of the AICPA's Standing Ovation award and a proud member of NAPFA, Fee-Only Network, and XY Planning Network.

Deb's career began in public accounting at big 4 firm Deloitte upon graduating from Saint Louis University. She assisted small business owners and families with tax compliance and consulting needs. Thereafter, Deb worked for nearly seven years at Matter Family Office, serving families of significant wealth in three main areas: family education and governance, investment planning, and wealth management. Deb launched accounting firm SV CPA Services in 2014 and WorthyNest® in late 2016. Find Deb discussing family-minded finance on LinkedInFacebook, or Twitter.  


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ABOUT WEALTH MANAGER

MARTY BROWN

  • Investment advisor since 2002

  • Happily married to Katie

  • Dad of 3 wonderful boys

  • Enjoys time with family, sports, and volunteering

 

 

Marty’s professional summary is best illustrated using an abbreviated version of the foreword he wrote for the book Playing the Winner's Game by Larry Swedroe:

“The year was 2001. I was fresh out of college with a small sample of work experience, but had plenty of desire. I landed a job with a subsidiary of a major investment and insurance firm. It seemed too good to be true. It was.

I quickly realized I was not hired because of my finance degree, my qualifications, or any other attributes. I was hired to sell. More specifically, I was hired to sell the investment products that made the most money for my firm, my boss and me. What about the clients? We were selling them advice and products based on what was suitable for their needs. Let me repeat that. Suitable. Not what was most appropriate.

After three long months and many sleepless nights, I quit my sales job in search of a better way. I discovered the world of evidence-based investing, prudent advice and most importantly a business culture of putting the interest of clients ahead of my own. This concept of client care is known as fiduciary duty. The highest legal obligation a professional can owe a client. It is a far cry from the aforementioned suitability rule.”

Marty Brown is a dedicated, fee-only investment advisor who puts his clients’ interest first at all times. Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University, he spent a few months on the “sales” side of financial services before transitioning to Buckingham Strategic Wealth. After nearly nine years at Buckingham, Marty worked as an independent advisor at other St. Louis-area investment advisory firms before joining the WorthyNest® team in July 2018. Outside of the office, Marty coaches his sons’ sports teams, volunteers at church, and enjoys quality time with his wife Katie.  His family recently relocated to Washington, Missouri. 


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