How old is a Boglehead?

Local Chapters, Wiki, and general Bogleheads community discussion, news, events, and announcements

How old is a Boglehead?

30 or younger
46
16%
31-40
74
26%
41-50
45
16%
51-60
50
18%
61-70
51
18%
71-80
16
6%
81 or older
3
1%
 
Total votes : 285

How old is a Boglehead?

Postby whaleknives » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:54 pm

"I'm an indexer. I own the market. And I'm happy." (John Bogle, "BusinessWeek", 8/17/07) ~ Maritime signal flag W - Whiskey: "I require medical assistance."
User avatar
whaleknives
 
Posts: 172
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby Grt2bOutdoors » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:57 pm

You should have let people vote more than once. Why? Well, since I'm a Boglehead, my immediate family by virtue of their relationship with me are Bogleheads (whether they realize it or not) :wink:
"Luck is not a strategy" Asking Portfolio Questions
Grt2bOutdoors
 
Posts: 9130
Joined: 5 Apr 2007
Location: New York

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby whaleknives » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:21 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:You should have let people vote more than once. Why? Well, since I'm a Boglehead, my immediate family by virtue of their relationship with me are Bogleheads (whether they realize it or not) :wink:


OK, I could have said "Boglehead forum participant/poster/reader", but I was trying not to be circuitous, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy . . .
"I'm an indexer. I own the market. And I'm happy." (John Bogle, "BusinessWeek", 8/17/07) ~ Maritime signal flag W - Whiskey: "I require medical assistance."
User avatar
whaleknives
 
Posts: 172
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby stan1 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:24 pm

whaleknives,
Have you seen the Bogleheads net worth spreadsheet?
Your questions on Bogleheads demographics are answered there (and much more, although you may need to do your own analytics on the raw data).

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=88801
stan1
 
Posts: 3143
Joined: 8 Oct 2007

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby EternalOptimist » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:41 pm

stan1 wrote:whaleknives,
Have you seen the Bogleheads net worth spreadsheet?
Your questions on Bogleheads demographics are answered there (and much more, although you may need to do your own analytics on the raw data).

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=88801



Have seen this and find it somewhat difficult to believe that it's representative of the BH population. Wondering how many of the less affluent failed to provide info :confused
"When nothing goes right....go left"
User avatar
EternalOptimist
 
Posts: 823
Joined: 7 Nov 2012
Location: New York

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby whaleknives » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:42 pm

stan1 wrote:Have you seen the Bogleheads net worth spreadsheet? Your questions on Bogleheads demographics are answered there (and much more, although you may need to do your own analytics on the raw data). viewtopic.php?f=10&t=88801


No, I hadn't come across it - an amazing collection of data! And a recent snapshot, with the oldest entry from Jan 2012. Thank you.

But with 664 entries, I think I'll wait for the poll votes. (A more definitive and all encompassing meta-analysis to follow.)
"I'm an indexer. I own the market. And I'm happy." (John Bogle, "BusinessWeek", 8/17/07) ~ Maritime signal flag W - Whiskey: "I require medical assistance."
User avatar
whaleknives
 
Posts: 172
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby gkaplan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:48 pm

Younger than springtime.
Gordon
gkaplan
 
Posts: 5130
Joined: 3 Mar 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby chaz » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:57 pm

Amazing at the BH age spread.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 12586
Joined: 27 Feb 2007

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby tuckeverlasting » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:36 pm

Old enough to know better.
It's Good To Be A Boglehead.
User avatar
tuckeverlasting
 
Posts: 254
Joined: 27 Mar 2011
Location: Seattle

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby Fallible » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:52 pm

gkaplan wrote:Younger than springtime.

:D
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." ~ Richard Feynman
User avatar
Fallible
 
Posts: 3527
Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Location: At home everywhere and nowhere.

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby whaleknives » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:11 pm

"I'm an indexer. I own the market. And I'm happy." (John Bogle, "BusinessWeek", 8/17/07) ~ Maritime signal flag W - Whiskey: "I require medical assistance."
User avatar
whaleknives
 
Posts: 172
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby GeauxBR » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Proud of my fellow 30 and under's showing up. Shocked actually that it's around 20%. This is good
GeauxBR
 
Posts: 85
Joined: 12 Sep 2011
Location: Baton Rouge

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby scrabbler1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Why is there a dip at 41-50? :confused
scrabbler1
 
Posts: 1604
Joined: 20 Nov 2009

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby Gill » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 pm

scrabbler1 wrote:Why is there a dip at 41-50? :confused

Because they're not sitting home at the computer like the rest of us. :happy
Bruce
Gill
 
Posts: 810
Joined: 4 Mar 2007
Location: Florida

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby vachica » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:04 pm

And all this time I thought I was the only boglehead under 30! Seemed like everyone was either a new doctor or retired.
User avatar
vachica
 
Posts: 152
Joined: 18 Dec 2011
Location: Chicago

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby Grt2bOutdoors » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:26 am

vachica wrote:And all this time I thought I was the only boglehead under 30! Seemed like everyone was either a new doctor or retired.


My kid hasn't even made it to kindergarten yet - but is a Boglehead! :D
"Luck is not a strategy" Asking Portfolio Questions
Grt2bOutdoors
 
Posts: 9130
Joined: 5 Apr 2007
Location: New York

Re: How old is a Boglehead?

Postby Scott S » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:23 pm

I didn't expect to be in the largest group -- guess I'm getting older. ;)
My Plan: * Age-10 in bonds until I reach age 60, 50/50 thereafter. * Equity split: 50/50 US/Int'l, Bond split: 50/50 TBM/TIPS. * Everything over 2 months' expenses gets invested.
User avatar
Scott S
 
Posts: 1381
Joined: 24 Nov 2008
Location: SW CR IA US NA PE


Return to Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: michaelsieg and 2 guests