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.


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.


Latest Articles

Video: Tuning Out The Noise
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It is important to remaining disciplined during volatile markets.

#TBT Socially Responsible Investing
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“Better is having a financial advisor who gets to know you personally and manages your finances according to your specific values.”

One Day In The Life Of A Small Business Owner
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This letter came with a large bold “YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW” notice along with a 5 week deadline for compliance.

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Recent Best of Articles

Safe Withdrawal Rates, Asset Allocation, and the Importance of Staying Invested

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Our firm has become known for our method of computing maximum safe withdrawal rates in retirement. Our safe withdrawal rates are based on having what we believe to be optimum asset allocation targets.

Why The 4% Rule Is Not A Sufficient Withdrawal Strategy

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Determining what constituted a safe withdrawal rate was one of the first questions I tackled. After a year and a half of study on the question, I had realized the inadequacy of the 4% rule and found a methodology which provides more useful when advising clients.

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