Motley Fool One opened to new members on September 18th, and their new prices have been revealed! In the original marketing, they had promised a “major roll back discount”, and the prices are indeed on par with the prices in effect back in March of 2013. The “rationale” behind this rollback is that the SMA (Separately Managed Account) feature, which was only recently added, has been temporarily closed to new money.
Per the Motley Fool One membership email:
But the Motley Fool Wealth Management team quickly realized that they would need to greatly expand the scope of this unique financial solution to better meet the needs of members… So they’ve temporarily stopped accepting new money into SMAs, and begun substantially revamping this offering from the ground up in order to accommodate a far wider variety of Foolish needs, including more investment account types, risk-tolerances, and financial goals to better meet the needs of both current and future Motley Fool ONE members.
As we mentioned earlier, due to the fact that the new SMA feature from Motley Fool Wealth Management is currently undergoing a major facelift and will temporarily be unavailable to new members, we are making a completely unprecedented — and some of our competitors might even say “crazy” — concession… And, for this new member reopen ONLY, rolling our prices back to almost exactly the levels they were at BEFORE we introduced SMAs in the first place.
This is the first new enrollment in a while that did not introduce any new features to the service, and also the first one that did not introduce price increases. They are also offering a $1000 early acceptance discount, as they have in the past, as well as their 1-year 100% money back guarantee. The guarantee is exceptionally generous, as it basically allows you to sample the service for a year for no cost whatsoever (you do have to front the money for a year of course, and then get your refund). And as always, the multi-year memberships offers the best bargains.
The news about SMA’s being expanded is interesting. I’ve previously noted that I considered the SMA’s a game-changing feature for the service, and this promised expansion of the feature seems to confirm its popularity, as well as the Motley Fool’s interest in doubling down on it.
So here are the September prices. And for one-stop shopping on all the latest, comprehensive information on Motley Fool One, make sure to check out my brand new Motley Fool One page.
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September 2014 Motley Fool One Prices
- 1 year membership: $7599
- 2 year membership: $9599 ($4800/year)
- 3 year membership: $11599 ($3866/year)
- 5 year membership: $13599 ($2720/year)