Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

Scott Phillips is an investment advisor with The Motley Fool. He is co-Advisor of our flagship investment service, Motley Fool Share Advisor and the advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems. He is passionate about investing, having managed his own portfolio for over 15 years. A dyed-in-the-wool Fool (in the best way), he has been a member of The Motley Fool since 1999. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and is currently completing his MBA. Before joining the Fool, Scott worked in various Sales and Finance roles in industry, which has allowed him to see the good, bad and the ugly of corporate management close-up. Giving him a great understanding of the way businesses run – and what separates the business wheat from the chaff – Scott wholeheartedly agrees with Warren Buffett when he said he was a ‘better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor’. Scott left a successful career to follow his passion – investing and helping others invest better. It’s no surprise he ended up as an investment advisor at The Motley Fool. You can see Scott's holdings here

Posts by Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

The real problem with the Guvera IPO 

The float has been controversial, but there’s a bigger issue.  More »

Here’s what the $1.6 million Super cap means to you (including your SMSF)

The ATO will still be very kind to savers. More »

Lest We Forget

I was never in the Army. I was never asked to fight for my country. But my father was. He served during — and... More »

Time to slaughter some sacred tax cows

There are plenty of special interests, but it’s time to put the nation first More »

Mobile Embrace’s Unanswered Question

A question we can't quite answer... More »

Are consultants killing common sense?

As investors our sole responsibility is to determine if a company is worth our investment dollars. More »

The dividend warning bank shareholders need to read

Dividends - The difference between right and popular More »

The trend is your friend

Ignore price trends. When it comes to trends in business here’s a simple rule: If in doubt, follow the money. More »

Your dividend payments aren’t guaranteed

Dividends, especially of the fully-franked variety, are all the rage for Australian investors — and with some good reason. More »

We Will Remember Them

Lest We Forget More »

A warning shot for bank shareholders

Bank shareholders are in for a rude shock, and no less than RBA Governor Glenn Stevens is delivering the warning. More »

Invest internationally, from home

Which companies are the next generation of global success stories? More »

An Interview with Mark Bouris of Yellow Brick Road Holdings Ltd

Mark Bouris talks candidly about broker and financial planner Yellow Brick Road Holdings Ltd (ASX:YBR). More »

Dividends just jumped the shark

If you’re holding shares of a company that’s borrowing to pay its dividend, make sure you know the real gamble you’re taking. More »