A New Fool’s Promise
In many ways, I have been a part of the Foolish Community for over 15 years. I have read several Motley Fool books, countless articles, and subscribed to multiple newsletters. I have frequented Fool.com on an almost daily basis and actively participated in CAPS.
And now, after having been accepted into the Motley Fool’s Analyst Development Program, I can call myself a professional Fool.
Seeing the TMF in front of my screen name is pretty amazing. Even more amazing is getting to work with my fellow Fool teammates. I just had a chat with Tom Gardner last night. Today I had coffee with David Gardner. I sit practically back to back with James Early and my boss, Buck Hartzell, is a great guy. He is an even better teacher than he is a dancer. Actually, he’s a much better teacher. (If you witnessed the Xbox Kinect Dance Off that we had at Fool HQ yesterday you would know what I mean.)
To top it all off, the other member of my ADP class is TMFBabo! That’s right, that TMFBabo (previously bullishbabo). He’s #1 overall on CAPS, which means he’s basically a rock star around here. He is also a pretty cool guy; just don’t tell him I said that.
Anyway, back to the task at hand. The main reason I am writing this blog (my first) is to make everyone here at the Foolish Community a promise. The Motley Fool has given so much to me. It is where I learned about investing and personal finance, which has allowed me to get out of debt, pay for my college education, purchase a home, and begin saving for retirement. Because of this, I feel compelled to give something back. I can’t promise you that all of my stock picks will be correct, but then again, no one could do that. My promise to all you, my Foolish Friends, is that I will do everything that I can to add value to the Motley Fool and to our community. I am going to put everything I can into my training and into all of my assignments here at the Fool. It is my sincere hope that from my efforts, and from my team’s efforts, we can help you achieve your financial goals.