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  • Imagine an inclusive system that works

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Our Vision

Financial Freedom for all

Our Mission

We are on a mission to create pathways to Financial Freedom for those living paycheck to paycheck

Our Purpose

To find, fund and amplify innovative solutions that enable strivers to become thrivers.

Our vision

Since 1997, The Motley Fool has been a trusted advisor, thanks to our rigorous due diligence and thoughtful investing process. We have been a bridge-builder between those who want a better financial future and those who can help make it happen. And we’ve been Rule Breakers because that’s what it takes to help the world become smarter, happier, and richer.

Now The Motley Fool Foundation is ready to follow in similar footsteps.

With two-thirds of Americans either financially coping or financially vulnerable, The Motley Fool Foundation has a clear vision: Financial Freedom for all. We believe that, together, we can co-design an inclusive System and create a world where everyone has a seat at the table, and where everyone benefits when our economy flourishes.

There are key drivers that enable Financial Freedom: education, health, money, work, and housing. These drivers comprise “The System,” and, when they work together, people advance financially. When they don’t, people are left behind. The goal is to break down barriers that are keeping the drivers from working together.

The time is now to do the important work of changing mindsets at the organizational and individual levels, working to remove the barriers that enable systemic change and give more people access to short- and long-term financial resources. When we remove those barriers, more people than ever will have the ability to make beneficial life choices.

Financial Freedom for all. Imagine the possibilities.

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Together, we can co-design Financial Freedom for all.

Imagine a world where a neighbor doesn’t have to choose between rent for a safe place to live or paying for college tuition. Instead, she can do both. Or where another neighbor can afford to move for a new job with higher pay and better health insurance. Picture a place where neighbors don’t have to worry about, enough money in the bank to cover a car or home repair.

Money Facts
  • More than two-thirds of Americans cannot cover a $400 emergency expense.
  • High interest rates disproportionately affect those with low credit scores.
  • 20% of employees run out of money between paychecks.
Housing Facts
  • More than 15% of American households are behind on their rent.
  • Up to 30% of renters’ gross income is spent on rent.
  • In one year, housing costs rose more than 20%.
Work Facts
  • $10.97 is the average hourly wage earned by American workers.
  • Nearly 3 million women were displaced from the labor force during the pandemic.
  • 51% of people living paycheck to paycheck earn more than $100,000 annually.
Education Facts
  • On average, $28,950 in student debt is owed per borrower.
  • Among low-income families, only 9% of students earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • Total student loan debt, including federal and private loans, equals $1.75 trillion.
Health Facts
  • Only 8% of adult Americans undergo routine preventive screenings.
  • $1,300 is the average spend on prescription drugs per person per year.
  • The annual cost for employer-sponsored health insurance is $7,911 for single coverage and $22,463 for family coverage.
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