Megan Russell

Chief Operating Officer, APMA®

Megan Marotta Russell is the Chief Operating Officer and an Investment Committee member for Marotta Wealth Management.

As Chief Operating Officer, Megan’s work alternates between high-level processes and day-to-day details. She is the primary designer of our internal workflows, oversees the technical side of Marotta Wealth Management as our head programmer, and is a regular contributor to our Marotta On Money articles. Her writings have been featured and quoted in several publications across the country.

She has specialized in almost every service at the firm and is the head of Marotta Wealth Management’s research and development. Right now, she is our lead tax specialist and is responsible for our customized Roth conversion recommendations.

Megan has worked with Marotta Wealth Management most of her life. After several summers of volunteer work, she officially began working for the firm part-time in 2005. After seven years of consulting and design work, she came on staff full time in 2012.

Megan holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t working, Megan is a collector of games. Some favorites include Pathfinder, Forbidden Desert, Ghooost!, Tokaido, Disney Villainous, and Tajemnicze Domostwo.

If you are interested in requesting articles for publication from Megan, you can fill out our Contact Form with the details.


Credentials

Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠

The APMA® program is a graduate-level designation program that provides hands-on practice in analyzing investment policy statements, building portfolios, and making asset allocation decisions including determining sell, hold, and buy decisions within a client’s portfolio.

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


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Latest Articles

Easily Calculate the Fair Market Value (FMV) of a Security in Excel
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With the help of Yahoo Finance and a one-cell formula, you barely need to do any work.

#TBT The Economics of a Thanksgiving Turkey
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This 2014 article changed the way we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkeys. Turkeys have always been an interesting study for economics. Because of the consistency of their demand in America, the price of a Thanksgiving turkey can be used as an indicator of inflation. This article should give you something fun to discuss this year.

Q&A: Wash Sale: VFIAX and VOO?
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The IRS has very limited case law on what constitutes a substantially different fund. However, here is what we do in our own trading.

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Recent Best of Articles

The Art and Science of a Bond Allocation (529 Plan Example)

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Adding more Stability to an asset allocation isn’t an easy issue. It takes science to know how much bonds you need. It takes artistry to gradually adjust your asset allocation over time. 

Q&A: Roth Conversion When Traditional IRA is 90% of Net Worth?

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Because so much of your net worth is in traditional IRA, how quickly you expect to withdraw from your retirement account assets will heavily influence how quickly or slowly the math would advise that you convert.

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