Economic Lessons from “Settlers of Catan”
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What makes Catan particularly interesting is that just producing the most resources is not sufficient to win the game. Knowing what mix of resources you need to meet your objectives is critical.

Radio: Giving Your Children a “Rich” Mindset
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David Marotta and Megan Marotta were featured on October 11, 2011 on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing the importance of teaching your children about money and giving them a “rich” mindset.

Rich Dad, Patient Daughter
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With money in my pocket and impulse in my veins, I used to cherish our weekly trips to Toys ‘R’ Us. However, it was on the Barbie aisle under my parents’ guidance that I became a money-savvy kid with the millionaire mindset.

Rich Dad, Working Daughter
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When it comes to teaching financial lessons, setting a good parental example is important, but actually giving the child some experience making wise financial decision is essential.

Wealthy Kids In Trouble
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Children of the rich and famous are not immune to the temptations and foolish behavior that sometimes plague the rest of this generation’s youth.

Financial Planning For Kids With Special Needs
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Parents with disabled children must have an estate plan to provide without disqualifying them from receiving public assistance.

Economic Lessons Learned from Chess
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I love strategy games. Many people dismiss games as a waste of time. But at their best they teach principles of cause and effect that we can use as paradigms for real life.

Rich Dad, My Father
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David John Marotta may just be an economic columnist or financial planner to you, but to me he is an amazing father and best friend. I’d like to take this opportunity to show you why he was and is so awesome.

Chess: David John Marotta vs. Edward Teller (1977) – Game 2
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Played at the age of 16 at a social gathering with theoretical physicist Edward Teller on 1977-07-09.

Chess: Edward Teller v. David John Marotta (1977) – Game 1
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Played at the age of 16 at a social gathering with theoretical physicist Edward Teller on 1977-07-09.

Family Affair
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Father George Marotta and son David John Marotta were featured in an article in Financial Planning magazine.

Rich Dad, Rich Daughter
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“Small changes over a long period of time make all the difference.” Learn how to teach financial wisdom to your children with Megan Marotta’s series, “Rich Dad, Rich Daughter.”

Radio: How to Win the CNBC Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge
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David John Marotta was featured on radio 1070 WINA’s Rob Schilling show on September 13, 2011. The topic was the CNBC million-dollar portfolio challenge, and how it does not emulate a good real-life investing strategy.

How to Win the CNBC Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge
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CNBC’s million-dollar portfolio challenge begins next week. Participants can trade a fictional account of stocks and currency. Prizes are given over each of the 10 weeks, and then a grand prize winner is awarded a million.

Minimum Wage Hurts Starter Jobs
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Some first-time workers are not worth minimum wage. But without being hired, they can’t learn job-related skills.

Green Gift$ For The Holiday Season
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Capitalizing on tax savings can allow you to be even more generous in years to come.

Learning to Live on Your Own, Part 2
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Here we offer some sound advice on how to put the money you’ve saved to work for you.

Learning to Live on Your Own, Part 1
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If you’re like most of today’s college graduates, you may find yourself ill prepared for the real world of financial responsibility. You never saw how your parents lived when they were first married and struggling. Consequently, you may be basing your after-school expectations on an upper-middle-class lifestyle. Here is my financial advice for those of you learning to live on your own.

How Your Children Can Win the Stock Market Game
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To meet your goals you don’t need to beat the investment returns of everyone else. Instead, you want a decent return in order to retire comfortably and to ensure a cash flow which will support your standard of living.

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