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The PrairieFire concept of shedding the old to make room for the new became a central theme for Matt as he became an empty nester. Realizing that he was working from old messages and ideas that were not working any longer he sought out a community of fellow journeymen (and women).

While building what is called a “Rule of Life” it became clear that working for a Big Wall Street Bank was no longer in his or his client’s best interests. After a lot of soul searching (and he had to convince Lisa) Matt decided to launch PrairieFire Wealth Planning in August of 2019.

Our desire then and now is to be our client’s first call with all things financial. We are readily available when life inevitably changes. We have found a wonderful community of like-minded clients and friends who have been generous and allowed our team to serve in our capacity as coach and counsel.

We continue to grow our firm and our services to offer something we believe to be truly unique in the financial planning community.

Wilbur and Prince

“Our process strives to fuse money and meaning. As you get your child ready to launch it is imperative that you consider how YOUR life will change as well. We can help!”

Matt C. Meline CFP®
Founder and CEO

Finding Your Fit

Often your most deeply held aspirations and values – the ones that should be driving your financial plans and strategies – are clouded by the complexity of everyday life.

By stripping away the old beliefs and preconceptions that build up over time, you can focus on goals that matter with a clear sense of purpose. This is the basis of our approach to wealth management.

After many years in the financial services industry, we’ve found that client successes come from uncovering your most essential goals, and pursuing them through a structured and actively managed financial strategy.

The Greater Des Moines YMCA is an organization Matt is passionate about. He currently serves as the Board Chairman for the Executive Board. Their focus on wellness, youth engagement and aquatic safety are integral to our community!

His focus on improving the community has included leadership roles in the following organizations:

  • Ingersoll Business Association and co-founder of the West Side Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Joppa Homeless Outreach
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute 2006-2007 graduate and board alumni chair
  • Forty Under Forty Business Leader*