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Brian Stoffel

For six years after graduating from Grinnell College, Brian Stoffel was a middle school teacher. Five of them were spent in inner-city Washington DC at a KIPP charter school that focused getting 100% of students accepted to college. In 2010, Brian and his wife took time off to move to Costa Rica and re-evaluate their life priorities. Six months later, having been an avid blogger on finance and stocks on the Motley Fool's discussion boards, Brian entered the Motley Fool's Writer Development Program. He has been writing for the Fool since 2010, and loves all-things-Wisconsin.

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Mon Jul 25

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Social Security: 3 Terrible Reasons to File for Benefits at 67

Here's when prioritizing the "full retirement age" makes no sense.

Sun Jul 24

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TMFCheesehead published an article 6:39 AM

5 Common Retirement Myths Debunked

A large portion of the doom and gloom in people’s outlooks on retirement is based on their belief in false narratives. Here’s the truth about why your future is brighter than you think.

Fri Jul 22

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TMFCheesehead published an article 9:44 AM

Better Buy: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. vs. Johnson & Johnson

Unlike last time, we now have a definitive winner.

Thu Jul 21

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Think You’re an Expert at Investing? This Simple Test Can Provide an Answer

A Nobel laureate's book on cognitive errors offers a quick test anyone can benefit from.

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TMFCheesehead published an article 11:59 AM

Is It Too Late to Get In On This Millionaire-Maker Stock?

In six years, this company returned over 1,000%. It's expensive now, but its ambitions are growing.

Wed Jul 20

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. Continues to Build Impressive Moat Around Its Busines

This strategic move has been the key to building a sustainable competitive advantage.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFCheesehead wrote about New Oriental Education (EDU) . 11:17 AM

EDU Outperform

The company is building a moat around itself by getting students in their system at a young age, offering a good service for a fair price. It also trades for just 15 times FCF, which seems like a very good deal to me.

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TMFCheesehead made a pick in CAPS. 11:17 AM

New Oriental Education (EDU) will Outperform the S&P 500
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Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Continues Its Trend of Robust Growth

Procedures growth came in at 16%, giving the company a new (and good) problem to deal with.

Tue Jul 19

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TMFCheesehead published an article 9:19 PM

3 Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into $1 Million

Two were high-risk to start, while one was a safer bet. Here's what you can learn to help you find the next millionaire-maker.

Mon Jul 18

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TMFCheesehead commented on TMFCheesehead's pitch for NTDOY. 9:56 PM

Thus far, the worst attempt at. Quick CAPS points ever

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Near a 4-Year Low, Is InvenSense Inc a Buy?

If the company can do these two things, it's a buy. Otherwise, we're looking at a value trap.

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TMFCheesehead posted to the Supernova boards. 2:47 PM

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Read This Before You Apply for Social Security

Coordinating with your spouse before applying for Social Security is paramount.

Sun Jul 17

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3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Here's why consciously choosing a lower payout might make sense.

Fri Jul 15

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TMFCheesehead published an article 10:57 AM

This Could Be July's Best Stock

This newly IPOed stock has had a rough go, but there's multi-bagger potential, here.

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TMFCheesehead published an article 10:30 AM

Better Buy: Visa Inc vs. Paypal Holdings Inc

The potential in electronic payments globally is much bigger than you think. Which is the better stock for the world-wide shift?

Thu Jul 14

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFCheesehead wrote about Fitbit (FIT) . 3:04 PM

FIT Outperform

This pick is predicated almost entirely on the company's ability to create an ecosystem that provides some type of moat...or that it gets bought out.

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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 66.44
Player Rank 25140 out of 74914
Score 75.00
Score Change Today -5.02
Accuracy 58.53%
Active Picks 34
Total Picks 283
Best Pick AMZN (+194.85)
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Average Score per Pick 0.26
Charms Earned 4
Highest Rated Favorite TMF1000
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Boards Stats & Trivia

Three stars, 500 posts SN Explorer 1 Mission Team Member
Board Posts 509
Recs Received 2956
People who have rec'd these posts 666
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) N/A
Threads Started 262
Threads Started Percentage 51.47 %
Most Frequent Board Motley Fool Rule Breakers
Very First Post A RB: New Stock Ideas post. (4/7/2011)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 80.55 %
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