February 8, 2012 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

529 Plans for College

Fool’s School

If you’re socking money away in savings accounts and a Coverdell ESA for Junior’s future college expenses, consider tapping the services of a 529 plan as well.  More...

Give Buffett a Look

The Motley Fool Take

Many know Warren Buffett only for his calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and for his campaign to get fellow billionaires to donate much of their wealth to charity. For many decades, though, he’s helmed Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B). More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to the purchase of a New York curtain-rod maker in 1903. I have acquired many companies over several decades, and today, based in Atlanta, I’m a consumer and commercial product giant. More...

Name That Company

I began in 1909, making airplanes from silk and bamboo. Today, based in Bethesda, Md., I employ some 126,000 people worldwide and am a major defense contractor, specializing in aeronautics, electronic systems, information systems and space systems. More...

Shaving Off Profits

My Smartest Investment

My almost-dumbest investment was many years ago, when my broker tried to convince me to sell some 14 percent zerocoupon bonds (remember those days?) and buy some fund he was pushing.  More...

Taxing Gifts Versus Inheritances

Ask the Fool

QIf   I inherit stock when a relative dies, am I taxed on the gains? AYou’re   — C.L., Monticello, Minn. taxed on gains only when you sell. More...