David John Marotta

President, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS®

David Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management. He leads the management team and designs the investment philosophy of the firm.

David founded Marotta Asset Management in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2000. He has been a guest speaker for the American Association of Independent Investors and NAPFA’s Consumer Education Foundation. He is a regular contributor to our Marotta On Money articles and authors a financial column featured in several newspapers across the country.

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 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 knowledge of investment concepts and an agreement with their code of ethics.

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


Specialties


Latest Articles

The Tax Treatment Of Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies
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For a currency intended to make money simple and easy, IRS regulations make it a nightmare of compliance issues.

#TBT Stress Is Not Your Enemy
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As David Marotta writes in this 2012 post, “If I had to pick one learned skill that has served me the best in my career, it would be learning to grab my mind by the scruff of the neck and drag it back to the task at hand.” This piece reminds us that hard work can sometimes be your best doctor.

Why Do People Hate Immediate Annuities?
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If you are one of those consumers for whom the word “annuity” is enough to make them tune out a sales presentation, congratulations! You have have probably correctly understood the real challenges these products face.

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Recent Best of Articles

What Is Integrated Financial Planning?

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Wise decisions cannot be made in isolation from their impact on other areas of your financial life.

Retirement Plan Sponsors Have A Responsibility To Review Their Plans

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Failure to perform such periodic reviews is a litigatable fiduciary breach.

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