This 2007 post reminds that because of inflation the value of cash trends down, encourages us to protect your portfolio against a falling dollar, and reveals an inconsistency with CPI calculations and actual inflation.
This 2002 post reminds us, “If you rely on a commission-based financial product salesperson, you will probably be sold the wrong kind of funds.” It was also the first article of ours to be featured in the “Charlottesville Business Journal.”
If you ever wondered how the stock market works, this 2006 article is for you. It is both the personal story of David Marotta’s maternal grandfather, Donald Mortlock, and an explanation of how the market of the stock market is made.
This 1998 speech by George Marotta was in response to President Bill Clinton bold statement that “the era of big government is over.” Is it really? Twenty years later the skepticism of this post rings true.
In this 2008 article, David Marotta gives you a taste of his religious tradition while encouraging us all to “look to integrate finances with your spiritual traditions to reflect the best of your values and live life holistically.” It is an uplifting, timeless sermon.
“Once the incision is made, there is no turning back. And without a clear understanding of economics, our experimental treatment may kill Uncle Sam.” It’s too bad Congress didn’t take this 2009 article’s advice yet.
This 2011 post marks the birth of the SEC-required “plain English” descriptive brochure of disclosures. As David Marotta predicted, this new requirement was just another feel-good legislation aimed at making people feel safer without actually making them safer.
Doubling your retirement is not a fast process. It is the slow and steady practices of daily financial diligence. This 2004 article remind us, “Every six years you delay saving and investing you cut in half the lifestyle you will have in retirement.”