John Bogle has died at age 89

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by ABQ4804 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Amen! Another middle-class family here, now financially secure, thanks to Jack Bogle’s principles, integrity and unwavering campaign for low fees, index funds and giving the common person a fair shake. It was a gift to meet you, shake hands and thank you in person at a Bogleheads conference, Jack. RIP

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by wesgreen » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:51 pm

Thank you, Mr. Bogle. I owe you a lot.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Makaveli » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:52 pm

RIP Jack. Let’s do his memory a favor and pay it forward.

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Post by Finridge » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:52 pm

I just saw the news on front cover of The Wall Street Journal--fittingly covered given John Bogle's enormous contributions to American investors--and immediately came here to pay my respects.

Mr. Bogle's contributions to the investing community, and to me personally, are beyond measure. I am grateful and thank him.

We will miss him.

His friends and family have my condolences.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by macheta » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 pm

Here is a quote about John Bogle I thought was nice.

"If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle," Warren Buffett wrote in 2017.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Olemiss540 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 pm

Sadness. Love. Respect. Not sure what I am feeling, but it is the strongest I have felt for a man I have never met.

We will miss you Jack.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by skepticalobserver » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:55 pm

RIP Mr Bogle

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by LiveSimple » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Thank you John, for all you have contributed to the community.

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Sad news

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by packet » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 pm

Rest in peace Mr. B, you will be missed.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by joe8d » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:58 pm

Very sad day.Thoughts and prayers for Mr Bogle and family at this time

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by sidartvader » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:58 pm

Rest in peace, Mr. Bogle. I cannot thank you enough.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by clutchied » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:59 pm

What a guy! What a life! A blessing to the average investor.

He changed my life for the better.

Thank you Mr. Bogle

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Pete12 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Mr Bogle, thank you for everything. May you rest in perfect peace.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by zaplunken » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:59 pm

What a sad day, one of the greatest men to have walked the Earth has left us. You did so much for so many, you were a modest man whose efforts have made such a profound difference in the lives of so many.Thank you Sir. RIP Mr. Bogle.

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Re: John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

Post by pennywise » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:00 pm

niceguy7376 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:41 pm
A great humanbeing that did a lot to common people.

There are a lucky few members of this forum that met him at the annual bogleheads forum.
I had the inestimable good fortune to hear him speak at this year's Bogleheads conference, my first at what turned out to be his last.

He was as all have noted, a charming, funny, erudite and brilliant person. And he shared this quote in his remarks, the memory of which has much added poignance today:

“One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.”

― Sophocles

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Sparky1500 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:00 pm

This world and my portfolio is in much better shape because of this truly great man and pioneer. I will miss him. Condolences to his family and friends. Stay the course and God speed, Jack.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Atgard » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 pm

We lost a truly great man today.

Mr. Bogle gave a whole lot to a whole lot of us. Perhaps the greatest philanthropist of all time. He made the world a better place. May he rest in peace.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by nedesto » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 pm

An anagram in tribute:

Business magnate Jack Clifton Bogle has died = His able idea began fiscal judgment on stocks.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by warowits » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 pm

He brought sanity to the insane world of investing. I have honestly learned more from the movement he inspired than directly from his words, but I guess that is just another sort of testament to his legacy.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by maximuum » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:03 pm

Thank-you John Bogle for helping the hard-working men and women of the world get a fair chance at investing. The world lost a truly great altruistic man.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Tristan » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:03 pm

A true American Hero.

RIP, Jack.

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Post by Mehitabel » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:04 pm

Thank you, John Bogle. I am so grateful for all your work. May your memory be for a blessing.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by RonCon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:05 pm

John Bogle was a great investor, but he was an even greater person.

Rest in Peace.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Brewman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:06 pm

Thank you Mr Bogle and may you rest in peace. God speed

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by ShiftF5 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:06 pm

Today is a very sad day.

Mr. Bogle was one of the few true giants of our time.

His immense impact will be felt for generations.

Rest In Peace, sir.
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by onthecusp » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:06 pm

RIP Jack. Thanks for your intellect and your integrity.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Dadarkar » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:06 pm

Vary sad news
"Father of Indexing "as he will be remembered for ever

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Post by retiredjg » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks Jack!

You made a difference, a really big difference, to a whole lot of people. :wink:

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Post by VTSAX » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:07 pm

Rest in peace, Jack.

Your impact lives on.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by scubadiver » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm

The world saw the passing of a truly great man today.

Rest in peace Sir.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by develop » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm

What a sad day. We have lost a true hero. I'm so grateful for all that he has taught us and for the opportunities he has created for so many. He really earned the name Saint Jack.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by JMacDonald » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm

A sad day!
Rest in Peace, Jack.

A good article and video about Jack;
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/wall-st ... ogle-.html
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by froggy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:09 pm

A mutual fund icon. A pioneer of the world we invest in. May he rest in peace.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Kenkat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:10 pm

I bow my head in gratitude and remembrance to one of the true greats.

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Post by Bhairston2018 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:10 pm

Thank you for everything

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Post by 3wood » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 pm

RIP Mr Bogle. Thank you for changing my life in such a positive way.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by Gibby45 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 pm

Rest in Peace, Jack. Your vision and dedication made it possible for regular people like me to even attempt to take plan our own retirement. You completely revolutionized the investing landscape and gave the average investor access to unprecedented levels of freedom and savings. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will always be a legend and a hero to me.

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Post by robertbm » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 pm

Such sad news. He has touched so many lives. What a great man and tremendous teacher. Rest In Peace Jack.

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Post by Premier » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 pm

Thank you for everything Jack! The investing industry didn't need a new product, it needed a new leader and I'm glad it was you. Thanks again for helping all of us stay the course; this community and your books will forever carry on your teachings. Rest in peace Jack, you deserve it!
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Post by Dave55 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:14 pm

Jack Bogle, thank you for sharing your innovative investing formula and models with us. They truly transformed the way I and many others invest.

Condolences to the Bogle family.

Dave

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Post by CalculatedRisk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:16 pm

John Bogle will be missed, but his message will continue on through this website and others. John--thank you for everything you did for us.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by panhead » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:16 pm

I was logging into my Vanguard account when I saw the news on their homepage. Thank you so much Jack for doing all you did for us little guys. You will always be remembered and are immortalized by your life's work. Rest in peace, you certainly earned it.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by munemaker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:16 pm

macheta wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Here is a quote about John Bogle I thought was nice.

"If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle," Warren Buffett wrote in 2017.
When Warren Buffet heard the news of Jack Bogle's passing today, he had a lot to say about Jack:

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/01/16/w ... bogle.html

Tim Buckley also had some really nice comments.

Also, there is a nice write up on Jack on the Vanguard login page.

https://pressroom.vanguard.com/news/Pre ... 11619.html

Nice article in Barrons. Mentions us Bogleheads:

https://www.barrons.com/articles/bogleh ... 1547687638
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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by dharrythomas » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:17 pm

God bless Jack Bogle and his family. He was a true gentleman who made a great contribution to his community. He will be well and truly missed.

His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Harry

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by rjbraun » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:19 pm

A truly amazing and exceptional individual. Thank you for your inspiration and for all that you have done to allow the average investor to achieve personal wealth and freedom.

A life well lived indeed.

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Post by MIretired » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:20 pm

Was a remarkable person. He made it possible to invest in the market with much less uncertainty. RIP

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Post by fsh71 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:21 pm

RIP Jack.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by gabriel1970 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:22 pm

Thank you, Saint Jack. Rest in peace.

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Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

Post by paper200 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:23 pm

A true hero to ordinary folks who want financial peace after years of hard work by being able invest a portion of their labor without fear of being robbed. A person in the investment world equal to MLK or MKG or GW in stature. Peace!
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