About The Motley Fool

Fool Halloween

The thing is we are pretty awesome and humble. We are all about loving our jobs, helping people invest, and doing things our way.

We’ve been rocking Foolishness since we were founded in 1993 in Alexandria, Va., by brothers David and Tom Gardner. We get a lot of recognition for having a great culture. People tend to join the Fool for life. Like any great company, our culture starts with the Gardner brothers, who are two of the best people you will meet in life. If you haven’t stopped by our office to meet them, you totally should. We promise to at least pass you off to a minion for a tour.

The company’s name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king — without getting their heads lopped off. Our culture is as irreverent as our name. We truly love each other, our company, and our customers (Except RBinDenver23. Seriously, guy, stop posting pictures of your cat on our site).

Our Mission

To educate, amuse & enrich.

Our Core Values

Be Foolish!

  • Collaborate — Do great things together.
  • Innovate — Search for a better solution. Then top it!
  • Fun — Revel in your work.
  • Honest — Make us proud.
  • Competitive — Play fair, play hard, play to win.
  • Motley — Make Foolishness your own. Share your core value _____________.

That last one is a favorite. We ask all Fools to fill in the core value they bring to the table with them.

What We Do

The Motley Fool provides financial solutions for investors of every kind. Our products and services — whether free or fee-based, online or offline — are designed to help people take control of their financial lives. And we have built a transparent track record to prove it.

17 Responses to “About The Motley Fool”

  1. How can anyone not comment on this. It’s absolutely how every company should do business in my collaborative, innovative, fun, honest, competitive, motley opinion!

  2. Just wondering why your company does not sell T-Shirts, Mugs, etc. to your fellow fools out here in other parts of the country? I was able to purchase one back in 2001 and it is getting REALLY THIN. You guys had a store back then I believe. Why not bring it back.? I’m proud to be a member of the fool communtiy and love when folks ask me about my investment gurus. Bring back the store. PLEASE??????

  3. In the spirit of sharing my core value I would lile to say a few things.

    Once I was asked to identify my “superpower.” I thought about it and responded. “I can see through bull shit.” Alas, I found that some BS is hidden behind an iron facade. Experience taught me that knowing who to listen to and seeing through BS was a matter of listening carefully and comparing outcomes over time and examples.

    My core value is learning who to listen to. I listen to the TMF.
    Thank you all,
    Rollomc

  4. What’s up, for all time i used to check blog posts here in the early hours in the daylight, because i like to find out more and more xix.

  5. The Motley is doing some great stuff to educate, amuse and enrich. May they succeed in all their endeavors and help the children to flourish.

  6. Is it foolish to have knowledge and not spend the time to think through imaginative solutions, with some of the best and brightest, on a daily basis? I think so, but my days are spent in billable work. Been floating around DC since ’98 basically in the government consulting world and have been seeking the next big thing (and of course to land on a pot of gold). As a investor that follows his 401k but knows there is more to life, liberty, and an 8% return I feel this is a place for me.

    This federal consultant fool knows the industry and its need to change in an era or tighter budgets. He also knows IT solutions and EA strategies are going to change every agency within “the beltway” (including its workforce and its strategies for interoperability). In the pursuit of happiness I leave a reply to request a tour.

  7. to old for your team, I enjoy retirement, just remember this. point A to B is a straight line. don’t use the other 24 letters to get from A to B. if its in your way move it, smash it or run it over, besides I wouldn’t live in a city for all the money in the world. born in the mountains, raised and will die here, more fun than you can imagine, never grow old in your heart and soul and you will always be young. laugh when you screw up, afterwards say I new that was going to happen!!!!

  8. i feel like this job is for those that are trying to help others out. By educating them on finances,while making it intrested for the reader. I would call that a picture perfect job. Not only am i helping people,I’m making it fun so they’ll want to read more to help their investments/stocks

  9. I’ve preached this for a long time. Obviously Capitol Hill is not listening!

    Introduction to Finance 0001A
    1. NO VOODOO ACCOUNTING!
    2. Don’t spend more than you make (or collect in taxes)
    3. Set something aside for maintenance, repairs, and contingencies cause stuff happens.
    4. Don’t invest more in one thing (or one country) than you can afford to lose.
    5. If you are in charge of trust funds, thou shalt not speculate with them.
    6. If you are going to speculate, use only money for extras, such as a new hot tub, day at the races, case of soda, etc.

    Hay, it’s not that complicated! Unfortunately the K-12 schools don’t teach such tertiary trivia…

    Would like to learn more about all y’all…

    Joe

  10. When I saw the name of this company and read more about what you do and how you do it, it was like the pearly gates of heaven extended a warm greeting and Jesus was standing at the entrance wearing a tuxedo shirt that says “I’m here to party but I am a professional” with a warm plate of brownies.

    I truely believe Motley Fools is a great company and they are building the framework for other companies to improve employee moral & productivity.

  11. What an awesome way to wake me up through my endless internet job searches! Here I was, comatose as I read endless job posts through the many job sites and suddenly I click on a link and land HERE. Holy crazy fun place Batman!!! Of course I just HAD to apply for a job here. Even if I don’t get the position, I’m glad I got to read your fantastic site and I’m super happy you exist. Way to go on creating an excellent work environment. :)

  12. After 20+ years on/off line I think I have finally found the type of insanity I can relate to, when it comes to the market. All I can say is keep up the great work of what the fool has to offer, If others cannot find a few gems of info to help with buying/selling then they need to stick their money in a bank at .01$\% a quarter. I’m 64 but not dying soon so I shall enjoy reading more and learning as I read the fool, which I should of started years ago, but misunderstood it’s value to everyone at the time

  13. Quit sending me teasers about the next great thing( with some extra charge or service that I have to join to get info on the next great stock)that is some extra cost that is not in my budget now), that would be helpful to take care of my family, or start adv your services at level a,b,c ect. Thanks Dan

  14. I have read all the perspectives of Fools and really I am amazing about this hope someday I will be there though I know very little about this way but I believe I will be there at anyhow thanks to that Two Brothers.

  15. Julio Enrique Butter Reply December 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Who is/are the hiring managers for the summer 2014 internships? Or how could I get a hold of an email address where I can contact the people who know? I would appreciate any input! Thank you

  16. I love my current job however, I want to figure out how to make my money work for me and NOT me working for my money….

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