Meredith Carbrey, CFP®
Sr. Wealth Advisor
My goal is to put a client’s mind at ease with regard to their finances. Once we have discussed their hopes, dreams and desires we can craft a financial plan to meet their needs. The client’s concerns are alleviated because they know what they need to do to get where they want to go and they have someone to help them get there.
Professional Financial Planning Experience
- Over 20 years in the financial services industry helping individuals achieve their financial goals.
- Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Sr. Wealth Advisor
- MFB Financial, Vice President of The Wealth Management Group of MFB
- STAR Financial Bank, Assistant Vice President of The Private Client Group
- Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, Assistant Vice President of Private Banking
- National City Bank of Kentucky, Assistant Vice President of The Private Client Group
Education and Professional Designations
- Certified Financial Planner™ certification, College for Financial Planning
- Master of Business Administration, University of Louisville
- Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest University, Cum Laude
- Humanities and Civic Leadership course, University of Louisville
- Entrepreneurship course, University of Louisville
- Cannon Financial Institute, Trust School I & II
Professional and Community Activities & Accolades
- Financial Planning Association
- Recipient of Five Star Wealth Manager Award, Indianapolis Monthly - 4 Year Winner
- Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXIX
- Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, OPTIONS Class 13
- Coburn Place, former Board Member
- Junior League of Indianapolis, former Board Member
- Wake Forest University, Reunion Committee
- St. Richard’s Episcopal School, Regalia Committee
- Trinity Episcopal Church, Choir Board
Check out more fun facts about Meredith:
Helping a grandchild with their college expenses by putting money in their 529 is great! But do you know if contributions count as a gift or if the grandchild is a "skip person," or if it can hurt financial aid eligibility?
After months of debate, Congress finally passed round two of economic relief. Along with the allocation of spending dollars, what are some of the other benefits for taxpayers?
According to the IRS, if you've already taken your RMD, there is still time to replace that distribution and avoid the tax burden. The ability to return the unwanted RMDs only applies to the amount of the RMD withdrawn — and it must be completed by August 31.
The SECURE Act has eliminated the option of "stretching" distributions of an inherited IRA over the beneficiary's lifetime. If you have named a trust as a beneficiary of your IRA, it may be time to review, rethink, and revise.
The SECURE Act was passed late last year, and it made significant changes that will impact everyone, from young families to retirees. So, how does this new law affect your IRA, minimum distributions, charitable giving, and more?
What would your family do if something happened to you? Do your heirs know your wishes? Here are some helpful tips on how to organize a successful family meeting to discuss estate planning.
Is Thanksgiving the right time of year to make a family financial gameplan? From aging parents to financial power of attorney, here's why you should spend this Turkey Day having some honest conversations with your family.
Disability insurance can be a confusing topic – how much coverage, which definition of disability, elimination period…But with each working adult having a 30% chance of being disabled during his/her career, it’s crucial to understand disability insurance and how it can help you make ends meet if you become disabled.
If you’re nearing retirement age, you’re probably thinking about Medicare and the potential premiums. Did you know premiums can vary based on plan type, enrollment date and your income? You’ve worked hard for your retirement savings, make sure you’re in the know about Medicare premiums so you can avoid a costly mistake.
Any parent knows how difficult it can be to watch your children struggle, and the urge to step in and help out financially can be a strong one. But it turns out you could be doing more harm than good, especially when it comes to your own finances. Be sure you’re funding your own needs, such as retirement and savings accounts, before you open your wallet to your children.
Paying off your mortgage can be a very attractive option when you find yourself with extra money. Not so fast, though! Is paying that mortgage off really your best financial option? While being mortgage-free can definitely be a good thing, you should be sure it doesn’t make more sense to invest that money. We’ll walk you through what you should be thinking about to make the best decision for your situation.
Retirement party – check. Packing up your office – check. Saying goodbye to your colleagues – check. So now what? Many people might answer “Visit the grandkids, travel, and do all the things I didn’t have time to do when I worked.” But what will your daily life look like in retirement? It’s just as important to plan your daily activities as it is those special times you’ll spend during your golden years, so be sure it’s part of your overall retirement plan.