Article about Bogleheads in Philly.com
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/t ... 80216.html
Nice shout outs to Taylor, Lady Geek and Mel. Lots of good links in the article
This year, the Bogleheads movement turns 20. These folk follow the thrifty advice of Vanguard founder John Bogle, known in their circles as “Saint Jack,” and they meet regularly around the country, sharing investment knowledge, flinty bargains on everything from coffeemakers to long-term care policies, and functioning as a support group for the low-cost investor.
So just who are the Bogleheads of Philadelphia?
“The whole idea of the Bogleheads started kind of informally in Florida,” Bogle recalled. The original Bogleheads forum member, Taylor Larimore, now 94, invited Bogle to a get-together after an investment conference. Larimore lived full time in south Florida, where Bogle was speaking at a mutual fund conference. At the time, in early 1998, Larimore called his group the “Vanguard Diehards.”
Everything the Bogleheads do is “a 100 percent volunteer effort,” said Mel Lindauer, one of the Boglehead leaders; his Twitter handle is @bogleheads. There is no paid staff.
The Bogleheads forum online is a collaborative enterprise run by volunteer members of the Bogleheads Forum, such as “LadyGeek,” a Boglehead who declined to give her name.