Debra Donaldson Scott has been an independent financial planner since 2011 and worked in the financial services sector since 2000 first for an insurance agency and then for Wachovia Bank as Financial Specialist and loan officer. She was a litigation and corporate paralegal for many years after working her way through college, graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Georgia, and recovering from many financial setbacks such as divorce from her first husband and losing a parent at age 15. Debra understands from her life experiences many of the challenges her clients face and how valuable learning financial literacy and following a financial plan can be to achieve a desirable lifestyle for individuals, families, businesses and secure retirements. Debra lives in Buckhead with her husband, two rescue dogs and two rescue cats. In addition to animals, she loves live music, sports, and entertaining friends and family.