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Subject: Why I'm frustrated with Motley Fool Date: 2/2/2014 7:06 PM
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I'm posting this comment here having not found general "Notice board" for all member to comment on what they seeing and experience at Motley Fool website.
I want to know if others are as disappointed in their experience with Motley Fools direction.
1) BIG money BIG expensive subscription services those who are already wealthy. This bears little resemblance to the early days of Motley Fool when there was a more generous approach to the working guy & gal for help with investing. There was a sense of we are all in this together. Now David Gardner and "ads" for Motley Fool are designed to sectioning us off into groups that are not open that do not shared, the antithesis of early Motley Fool. David's Supernova is a case in point, a club for the well to do. David made sure that the club remains exclusive by charging excessively high fees that only the well-heeled can afford. Certainly hundreds of thousands of working school teachers like myself can not afford these fees. David your message is clear and its an "old" one, those with a lot of money deserve privileges and rest of us…well. On your way to being super rich David, I will try to remember the David of long ago who was more open and generous. Good luck and I hope it bring you what you really want.
2) My second issue is the grand scale of "Bait-n-Switch" that is going on with the "Ads" for Motley Fool. Supernova again is a perfect example. This is not worthy of Motley Fool. I have now seen many of these ads produced by Motley Fool. An ad, promises the names of companies that will replace the giants of entertainment industry, Cable, Netflix, etc, you click and there are no names as promised but there is a video. Again the video promises in a couple of minutes they will reveal the names. Thirty long agonizing minutes later you discover it was a lie, it was "bait" to lead you to the "switch" Supernova. Thirty minute of yack yack yack! are you kindling I can't believe this works for any body. Are you telling me that a person wealthy enough to afford Supernova would be drawn in by thirty minutes of rambling to set the hook for Supernova? This kind of Ad-hawking is really below the belt for the respectable Motley Fool organization.

There needs to be a place where the membership can talk openly and constructively about they're observations, frustrations, needs and wishes for Motley Fool. Perhaps it's time for a spin-off of a Motley Fool V.2 for the rest of us who are wage earners who's future is looking bleak with the loss of dedicated retirement programs. We are the ones who really need the help in this country and for the future of this country.

Thanks, Karl
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