David John Marotta

President, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS™

David Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management. He leads the management team as our Chief Executive Officer, designs the investment philosophy of the firm as our Investment Committee Head, and oversees our firm’s compliance as the Chief Compliance Officer.

David founded Marotta Wealth Management (then called “Marotta Asset Management”) in 2000.

He loves educating both investors and other financial advisors on all aspects of financial planning. He is a regular contributor to our Marotta On Money articles and is featured and quoted in several publications both across the country and around the world. He has been a guest speaker for the American Association of Independent Investors (AAII) as well as the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors’ (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation. Among other places, he regularly teaches a course for UVA’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute and hosts classes with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

If you are interested in hosting David for a speaking engagement or requesting articles for publication, you can fill out our Contact Form with the details.

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 is a co-author of The Haunting of Bob Cratchit, a work of fiction which reveals the untold story of how the same night Scrooge was haunted, Bob Cratchit was too.

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 mastery of the asset management process and an agreement with their code of ethics.

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


Specialties


Latest Articles

#TBT In Which Investment Vehicle Should I Stage My Spending Money?
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The addition of stable investments can help dampen the risk and increase the chances of meeting your spending goals.

Sixteen Problems with the Eat-What-You-Kill Model
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The culture of many commission-based firms makes it a poor environment both for employees and clients. Don’t take a chance with your retirement.

#TBT Most People Take Social Security At The Worst Possible Age
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This 2016 article reminds us that, “Unless you are certain that are going to die young, there is no good reason to risk starting Social Security at age 62.”

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Recent Best of Articles

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage?

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Even if the world was ending, I still want to have a mortgage.

Video: The Value of Systematic Roth Conversions

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In this talk, David demonstrates how Roth conversions can be extremely valuable even if a client is always in the same tax bracket.

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