TMFBreakerRick

Rick Munarriz

Rick has been writing for Motley Fool since 1995 where he's a Consumer and Tech Stocks Specialist. Yes, that's a long time. He's been an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and a portfolio lead analyst for Motley Fool Supernova since each newsletter service's inception. He earned his BBA and MBA from the University of Miami, and he now lives a block from his alma mater.

General Information

Name:
Rick Munarriz
Fool Since:
May 11 1997
Aliases:
TMFEdible (9/22/2004)
Where I Live:
Coral Gables, FL
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
SODA, NFLX, GMCR, AMBA, ACAS, MNKD, DLR, MM, F, LITB, FCX, LOCK, MGIC, XNY, JMBA, CCSC, STNR, TICC, PAA, DIS, CAKE, CBRL, QCOM, ARPI

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
You'll find them where I hang my hat -- rulebreakers.fool.com

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Leisure and Internet stocks

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Miami, BBA '89, MBA '90
Job Title
Freelancin' Fool

Interests

Personal Quote:
A Fool and his money are soon rewarded.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
You, today. Me, tomorrow.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Providenciales - St. Kitts - Ireland - Disney World - Hawaii - Cedar Point - Home
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, UM Hurricanes
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Muse - Amanda Palmer - Tokyo Police Club - Vampire Weekend - Paris By Air - The Killers - Imagine Dragons
Great Books Read Recently:
Moneyball

An Interview with TMFBreakerRick

Last updated: 9/27/2000
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
TMFBreakerRick:
The time machine -- ooops, we didn't discover that for another three centuries. Wait. I don't think I was supposed to reveal that.
The Fool:
If you could be the CEO of any public company, which one and why?
TMFBreakerRick:
It would definitely be a troubled company where the potential is there but simply not being executed. Rainforest Cafe for sure. But also everything from eToys to Six Flags to DrKoop.com.
The Fool:
What's your favorite Fool message board?
TMFBreakerRick:
Dueling Fools. It's like the Love Boat or Fantasy Island of Fooldom. Every week a new cast moves in with an impassioned debate over the feature stock or topic. It's enlightening. Then, Wednesday rolls around and they're gone -- replaced by a new ad hoc community.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Rick Aristotle Munarriz has been writing for the Fool since 1995. With thousands of Fool.com bylines to his credit, Rick has written for just about every online and offline feature in the Fool library. He created the Dueling Fools feature and invites anyone to argue otherwise. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, CNBC Asia, CNN en Español, and NPR. He has been profiled in Individual Investor Magazine and speaks at investing forums. He was a contributing writer to The Motley Fool Investment Workbook. Rick lives in Coral Gables, Fla., with his wife and two mischievous sons. He earned his MBA from the University of Miami in 1990. When he's not breaking down stocks or hunting for the perfect pun, he can be found either chasing record-breaking roller coasters or composing music. His band Paris By Air was signed to Sony's Columbia Records and released a few Billboard dance-chart singles a generation ago. One hit shy of being a one-hit wonder, he still keeps his synthesizer keyboards handy but these days prefers the computer keyboard. In his spare time, he lends a hand to his family's frozen food distributorship, freelances as a writer and consultant, is a serial Webpreneur, and runs travel and edutainment sites through Siteclopedia.com. Call him a Fool? That would be music to his ears.

Contact Information

RickM@fool.com