David John Marotta

President, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS™

David Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management. He leads the management team as our Chief Executive Officer, designs the investment philosophy of the firm as our Investment Committee Head, and oversees our firm’s compliance as the Chief Compliance Officer.

David founded Marotta Wealth Management (then called “Marotta Asset Management”) in 2000.

He loves educating both investors and other financial advisors on all aspects of financial planning. He is a regular contributor to our Marotta On Money articles and is featured and quoted in several publications both across the country and around the world. He has been a guest speaker for the American Association of Independent Investors (AAII) as well as the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors’ (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation. Among other places, he regularly teaches a course for UVA’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute and hosts classes with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

If you are interested in hosting David for a speaking engagement or requesting articles for publication, you can fill out our Contact Form with the details.

David earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Philosophy and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

He is a co-author of The Haunting of Bob Cratchit, a work of fiction which reveals the untold story of how the same night Scrooge was haunted, Bob Cratchit was too.

He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Krisan.


Credentials

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

The CFP® certification is the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

For more information about this designation, see the CFP Board website.

Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®

The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation represents a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the fiduciary practices.

For more information about this designation, read “What is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary?

Accredited Asset Management Specialist ®

The Accredited Asset Management Specialist® designation represents a mastery of the asset management process and an agreement with their code of ethics.

For more information about this designation, see the College for Financial Planning website.


Specialties


Latest Articles

#TBT Don’t Eat Yourself Out of Financial Security
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The worst financial problems stem from trying to live a champagne and caviar lifestyle on a beer and chips budget.

The Haunting of Bob Cratchit: A Book from David Marotta
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Did you know David wrote a Christmas novel? This 2020 book by David John Marotta and Brendon Marotta makes you rethink what is happening in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

#TBT Marotta on A Christmas Carol
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Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is one of the best stories for talking about economics. This 2003 – 2012 series uses the classic tale to illustrate different financial personalities, principles, and philosophies.

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Recent Best of Articles

Be the One Who Can Write That Check

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It is perfectly fine for you to underspend your assets. You don’t need my permission, but you have my blessing anyway.

Lessons for 2022 from My 1983 First Mortgage at 11.5%

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We haven’t seen high interest rates in many years, but high interest rates do not remove the potential benefits of having a mortgage.

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