John Bogle has died at age 89

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by TomP10 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:09 pm

A great man died today. Thank you Jack. Your company and your writings have had a huge influence on me.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by ShabonScribe » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:09 pm

RIP, Jack. Your good works will long outlive all of us.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Flymore » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:10 pm

Sorry to hear this.
Thanks Jack for my retirement.

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Post by JMKEBogleGuy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:11 pm

Honored to have had the chance to hear him speak and meet Mr. Bogle to thank him that I can now be enjoying my retirement.....

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Post by bondsr4me » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:11 pm

R.I.P. Mr. Bogle.

No one, and I do mean absolutely no one has done more for the individual investor.

You will always be on my Mt. Rushmore of Investing.

Thank You Jack.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by mary1969 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:11 pm

One of a kind. A great American. Although I never met him, he dramatically changed my life.

Reading his life story tonight, I never knew he had a twin brother. RIP.

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Post by tinscale » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm

A man who left his mark on the world, and me. RIP.

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Post by Rowan Oak » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm

Rest in peace. My family will be eternally grateful.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Ricchan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:13 pm

This is shocking and sad. I never knew much about him personally, but I've read his books and seen his name in so many places, he sort of obtained a mystical status in my mind. A bit ironic, since he demystified investing for me and so many others. Rest in peace, Mr. Bogle.

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Post by HEAVYLIFT » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:13 pm

RIP and thanks for everything !!

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Post by uberdoc » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:14 pm

Rest In Peace. You helped many in your own way and will continue to do so.

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Post by TravelGeek » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:14 pm

Few have accomplished so much for so many. All I can say is Thank You!

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Post by MnD » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks Jack - you helped millions and will be missed!
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by burgrat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Thank you for giving back so much, to so many. Rest in peace Mr. Bogle.

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Post by welderwannabe » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Such sad news.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by themesrob » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 pm

sad news, but what a life and career. may his memory be a blessing.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by rmelvey » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Thank you Jack

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Post by Theseus » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Got to meet him at the Bogleheads conference two years ago and got his new book autographed. Will have a good memorabilia. He did so much for all of us common folks. Thank you!! May he rest in peace.

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Post by BigOil » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:18 pm

His contribution is unique and uniquely valuable to many, as was his character. Rest in peace. May his family find comfort. Godspeed Jack.

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Post by Pancho » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm

My condolences to his family. My life has been and will be better as a result of his contributions to the financial industry. Thank you, Mr. Bogle.

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Post by swimirvine » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm

My family will benefit for generations because of Jack.

Thank you Jack Bogle.
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Post by newenglandpat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm

very sad indeed. Thanks to Mr Bogle we look forward to a very comfortable retirement financially!!

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Post by cudaman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:20 pm

I am so saddened to hear this. A truly great man was Mr. Bogle. My sincere condolences to family and friends.

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Post by Big Snack » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:20 pm

RIP Mr. Bogle. Your legacy will out live us all.

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Post by cpumechanic » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 pm

A Genius investment banker, with a very big heart.

An in-congruent conjunction of talent that sought change and success for the little man investor, instead of himself.

Brings a tear to my eye.

My Hero.... (I don't have many).

God Bless you John...your contributions and the index fund revolution have made our lives are immeasurably better , and more financially secure.

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Post by Smoke » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 pm

RIP Mr Bogle,
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by NMJB » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:22 pm

I'm a reporter at Barron's and would love to hear some of your reflections about John Bogle and his impact on your investing and lives. Please email me at nicholas.jasinski@barrons.com if you'd be willing to share your thoughts. Thank you. Rest in Peace.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Mitchell777 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:22 pm

Had I not found Vanguard over 30 years ago I would not be in the financial position I'm in. The company. The philosophy. I'd still be trying to find the hot mutual fund or looking to a financial advisor more interested in his wealth than mine. Mr. Bogle could have been a much wealthier man. He was a Godsend to millions trying to build a future for themselves and their families. I'm so very grateful. My condolences to the family. RIP Jack.

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Post by carstars » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:23 pm

My tribute is John Bogle has saved our extended family a lot of money over the past 30 years. Will be missed, yet his legacy will serve millions of investors now and into the future. A life well lived.

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Post by crg11 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:24 pm

Rest In Peace. I’ve dreamed of meeting him and thanking him, but alas that was not meant to be. Let his philosophy and example live on.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by BigFoot48 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:24 pm

A truly great man. Just think for a moment what he did that improved the financial lives of tens of millions.

Rest in peace.
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Post by Tycoon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 pm

A truly honest man. Rest in peace.
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Post by kenyan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 pm

RIP to a great man, who could've been just another selfish billionaire, but instead chose to enrich the rest of us.
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Post by Pam01 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:26 pm

Deeply grateful for all John Bogle did to pioneer low cost retail investing. I hope he was happy and content with all that he accomplished in his 89 extraordinary years. Many would be happy with accomplishing a fraction of that.

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Post by PortAlice » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm

I feel honored to have met him twice at recent Bogleheads conferences. He was a good man. A very good man. My condolences to his family and his many friends on the boards.

Best, Brad (Port Alice)

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Post by bondsr4me » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Nice tribute on the News page of Vanguard website.

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Post by flossy21 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:29 pm

I told my wife today that he is a big part of the reason we are financially secure. What an amazing life.

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Post by randomizer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:29 pm

I normally don't get sad when someone famous that I didn't know personally dies, but this news took the wind out of me. I am going to miss having Jack in the world. He was a genuinely good person.
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Post by zeolite » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:29 pm

I didn't realize that he had a heart transplant back in 1996. Very sad to hear of his passing, but very grateful that he had his life extended a great deal beyond what it might have otherwise have been. His sage advice has been a blessing to many millions of us. He will be missed.

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Post by l1am » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Genuinely sad to hear this. RIP Jack, thanks for your influence and helping me so much personally.
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Post by goodenyou » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm

What a great human being. A tremendous legacy as a decent and honorable man. Incredible contribution to the world of personal finance that made the lives of many much better.

RIP Jack.
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Post by BespokeBiker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Peace John -
As the father of 2 sons, I've tried to pass along wisdom here & there. Regarding finances, I've pointed them both to your sage guidance. I hope it sticks and you'll always have my thanks for the valuable common sense thinking you've encouraged among us ordinary folk.
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Post by Howard Donnelly » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm

He was a fine man. This is a sad, sad day for me.

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Post by DougA » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm

Thank you John Bogle. You made it possible for little guys like me to have a wonderful retirement. I can never thank you enough. It means a lot. Way more than I can express.

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Post by ebrasmus21 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 pm

Thank you John. Your legacy will live on for many, many years.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Crushtheturtle » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 pm

Thank you Mr. Bogle
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by worthit » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

Saddened by this. Thank you, Mr. Bogle for your contributions. Condolences to the family. RIP.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by supalong52 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

Rest in peace. Thank you for all your contributions to personal finance and the mutual fund industry. My condolences to the family.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Luckywon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

So sad to hear this. Amazing to consider how much good one person can do, through good character, hard work and smarts.

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