Fribble Studying Foolishness

By Reigndrop
September 29, 2000

I was an 18-year-old freshman at a state school in Pennsylvania when my first symptoms of Foolishness surfaced. My father sent me a book called The Motley Fool Investment Guide. Little did I know, it would change my life.

Soon I was surfing message boards at blazing T1 speeds, trying to beat Tom and David's portfolios (I did one year), cutting my meager college budget in half (less beer and pizza).

Since then, I have read the Fool almost every business day for some four years now. But there was one article that changed my life more than any other. It was about saving money by choosing a college Foolishly. The example compared the value of the University of Virginia to Ivy League schools. While both provide a good education, Virginia is $10,000 to $15,000 cheaper per year! That sounds like some nice investment money to me.

Well, I am now a Wahoo. I Foolishly packed up my bags and transferred to UVA.

As I finish up my fourth year and begin a job search, I've realized that I really owe everyone at the Fool a big thanks for positively shaping the last few years of my life.

If you're new to the Fool, stick around and benefit from the treasure trove of a humorous education.


Jarrod Markley