Which Motley Fool service is right for me?

Our mission at The Motley Fool is to help the world invest better. Turns out the world is pretty big and diverse.

As a result, we offer a range of premium investing services to match the needs of a broad range of temperaments and timelines, interests and investing attitudes (investitudes?).

But how do you decide which Motley Fool service (aka, newsletter, though our services provide a whole lot more than that implies) is right for you?

Here’s a chart that helps describe some of our most popular services in our premium universe.

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  • Net worth. If you have fewer than $100,000 in investible assets, we’d encourage you to become a member of one of our front-end services (the ones at the bottom of the chart). If you have less than $250,000 to invest, we would discourage you from becoming a Motley Fool ONE member. The fact is that no matter how good the advice you receive, if you spend too large a percentage of your investible assets on our services, you’re not going to get the return on investment you need to be successful.
  • Volatility. Are you a risk-taker, or does the thought of losing money turn your stomach? We have services designed for all reaches of the risk scale.
  • What you get. Our front-end services offer two recommendations each month, along with each team’s Best Buys Now, a handful of Starter Stocks, and tons of other great investing information. You can spend 30 minutes a month reading each issue and deciding if the new picks are right for you, or you can dive in and devote hours a week to your analysis. Stepping up the ladder, our middle rung provides recommendations and also advice on how each pick fits into a well-balanced, successful portfolio. And Motley Fool ONE provides it all, plus further analysis and services.

If you’re unsure where to start, we suggest Stock Advisor, our flagship service with a general approach that will help a broad range of investors — it’s great for the wealthy and those who have $100 a month to invest; for seasoned investors looking for great ideas and newbies looking for a clue; for daredevils and the timid. Here’s a link to start your Stock Advisor membership, available now with a 7-day free trial.

And if you’re still not sure, which is right for you, fear not: all of our services come with full, 30-day guarantees if you join and find it’s not what you need. We want you to be in the investing service that’s right for you.

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  1. Moe

    Decided to sign-up but cannot choose best level for me. I searched thru your articles on membership. They were SO vague that I am still uncertain! You offer an article to determine membership level yet, for ‘Temperment’, you merely mention that there are levels for ALL investing comfort zones! How does that help one narrow down their choice? There is NO way to determine the differences between the memberships. Most websites offering premium memberships give users a lot more information about each level. Some even provide a few partial screen shots for each level. That lets users accurately see what they will get. My situation is atypical for 2 reasons. My current situation puts me in the lowest level of assets. However, in the near future (1 – 3 years), I will be the beneficiary of 3 Trust Funds valued at more than $3,000,000. I am pursuing a ‘Front End service’ until I inherit the 3 Trust Funds. I initially thought that all 5 of those mentioned would be included. Yet, upon another search, I found articles that suggest one has to subscribe to a “specific service” because it included a link to join at only one of the 5 services mention in the lowest asset tier. I guess that in order to get more details on each, I must do individual searches for each of them. At the very least, you might have included links to each description on the page for “Which service is best for me?” My question do you is this: do you have a break down that compares & contrasts your individual services (in a single document)? I do not want to search thru a lot of unrelated articles just to sign up. That makes the process more like a scavenger hunt! I read Motley Fool frequently & consider you a valuable resource. I want to become a member soon & look forward to making my decision. Thanks for your help.