For Immediate Release

From: The Motley Fool

Contact: Alison Southwick, 703-254-1475

Alexandria, VA—July 30, 2018—The Motley Fool–a financial services company dedicated to helping the world invest better–has launched The Ascent ( providing consumers with reviews on hundreds of financial products and services such as credit cards, savings accounts, mortgages, and discount brokers.

"For the last 25 years, The Motley Fool has sought to level the playing field on Wall Street and now helps millions of people successfully invest their money every day," said Austin Smith manager of The Ascent. "With the creation of The Ascent, The Motley Fool brings its financial expertise, trusted advice, and unbiased analysis to the world of daily personal finance decisions."

The Ascent's number one goal is helping people find the best offers to improve their finances, therefore:

  • Wherever possible, The Ascent relies on first-person reviews of financial products, so consumers can read about the offer's pros and cons from someone who has experienced it directly.
  • We're firm believers in the Golden Rule. If we wouldn't recommend an offer to a family member, we wouldn't recommend it on The Ascent either. Editorial opinions have not been previously reviewed, approved, or endorsed by advertisers.

For more information or to schedule an interview about The Ascent, contact Alison Southwick at

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