We have no secret ingredient at Marotta Wealth Management. Instead, we openly and publicly publish our strategies as articles on our website. We strive to provide the necessary resources for anyone to prepare their own investment plan and meet their financial objectives.

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For people who don’t want to do it alone, we encourage you to read our articles to get a fuller understanding of how our services work to see if we are a good fit for you. If you are interested, we would be happy to help you get started as a client!


Our Articles

An Overview of Marotta’s 2020 Gone-Fishing Portfolios
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A gone-fishing portfolio is a portfolio of just a few stocks which should weather the ups and downs of the market fairly well while only rebalancing twice a year.

Marotta’s 2020 Gone-Fishing Portfolio Calculator
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This gone-fishing portfolio is our default portfolio which can be used at any custodian.

Marotta’s 2020 Vanguard Gone-Fishing Portfolio Calculator
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We recommend this gone fishing portfolio for accounts hosted at Vanguard.

Lessons from Medicine: Expense is Harm
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If you weren’t spending your money on useless treatment, you could enrich your life in other ways, retire earlier, or be richer.

#BestOf2019 – Fund Your Child’s Roth with Chore Income
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One of the only articles on the Internet that clearly answers the question Can you fund your Roth with chore income? It’s just an added bonus for its readers that the answer is Yes.

Q&A: How Do You Address Issues Outside Your Area of Expertise?
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We see ourselves as your primary care provider for finances and strive to become experts in every specialty that you need while accompanying you on any referral to another firm we need to make.

Help! I Inherited a Nondeductible Basis!
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If you inherit a traditional IRA from a person who had a basis in the IRA because of nondeductible contributions, that basis remains with the IRA assets as they come into your ownership.

Lessons from Medicine: Reporting Can Lie
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There is an incentive to lie when your methodology is bad.

#BestOf2019 – An Overview of Marotta’s 2019 Gone-Fishing Portfolios
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Our gone-fishing portfolios are used by thousands of people, so it makes sense the article about it would be among our most popular of 2019. Our 2020 gone-fishing portfolios will come out in February.

Q&A: What is Your Client’s Average Portfolio Size and Life Stage?
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We have a large distribution of clients at all portfolio sizes and, surprisingly, have all life stages near equally represented.

Longest Economic Expansion In United States History
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A long expansion is nothing to fear.

#BestOf2019 – How to Do Everything at Schwab
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Four separate Schwab Tutorials made the top ten articles of 2019 with nearly 12K views each. Perhaps one day Schwab will write their own tutorials, but until then, I’m glad we can help so many people.

To What Benchmark Should I Compare My 2019 Returns?
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Use the following table to look up the 2019 blended index to benchmark your returns.

Inverted Yield Curve Uninverted Without Recession
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Investors hurt their finances more by missing out than they do by staying in.

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