Employee Spotlight – Meggan Orenstein

Employee Spotlight – Meggan Orenstein

MainStreet Team: When did you join the MS team?

July, 2021

MainStreet Team: What has been your favorite project at MSFP, or what are you looking forward to? Looking forward to being part of a team that helps clients achieve their financial goals without the pressure or concern of selling a product.

MainStreet Team: Do you have a favorite book or movie?

I love a good story, whether in book form, on the stage, or on the screen. So hard to choose, but A Lion in Winter is one of my all-time favorite movies.

MainStreet Team: Favorite ice cream flavor? 

Do I have to choose just one flavor? How about two very different favorites?; mint chip or chocolate with peanut butter swirl.

MainStreet Team: What type of music are you into? 

Again, my tastes are hard to classify into one category, but my husband and I love the Steep Canyon Rangers (Carolina Bluegrass) – especially when we can see them live.

MainStreet Team: Where were you born? 

It’s a secret.

MainStreet Team: Tell us about your family.

My family is my motivation and my joy. We actually love spending time together. We are always up for a board game or a game of cribbage. We are a mutli-generation household. My oldest son has successfully flown the nest, my mother lives with us and my youngest is about to start his senior year of college.

MainStreet Team: Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?

Estonia! My husband travels throughout Europe and he can’t wait to share Estonia with me. I love visiting places with a wealth of history, beauty, and gracious people.

MainStreet Team: Do you have any hobbies?

Of course I have hobbies! Gardening, cooking, traveling, and kayaking, to name a few.

MainStreet Team: Do You have any tattoos? 

No, but plenty of scars.

MainStreet Team: What’s something unique about you? 

I have been on a seven-day raft trip with my family on the Colorado River, down through the Grand Canyon. But I still haven’t seen the Canyon from the Rim!


Meggan Orenstein
Meggan Orenstein

Meggan is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) and joined MainStreet Financial Planning as a ParaPlanner in 2021. She has worked in the financial industry for over 10 years in numerous roles in the areas of personal finances, tax preparation, credit and debt improvement, retirement planning (including the Thrift Savings Plan), family readiness/resiliency, and personal counseling. Success for her clients is achieved when she distills and effectively communicates complicated financial topics which leads to their greater understanding, personal confidence and goal achievement. Meggan has led numerous financial education and financial counseling efforts by partnering with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the military Transition Assistance Program at Fort Belvoir, and northern Virginia nonprofits. By employing the same goal planning and resiliency techniques she teaches others, Meggan and her husband enjoy a semi-nomadic, pre-retirement lifestyle.

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