John Bogle has died at age 89

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My mom taught me compassion, love, and the birds and bees

My dad taught me knowledge, wisdom, and God

Jack taught me money. 30 years into my money journey, I nearly as thankful for him as my mom and dad. Money handled well is an empowering thing, especially for a female
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Thanks for all your service for the personal investor. RIP.
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Such sad news, Rest In Peace John!
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I bow my head and shed a tear.
Living and practicing as a Boglehead will be my small tribute to a great man.
Thank you and goodbye.
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RIP Mr. Bogle you will be missed!
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Rest in peace, Jack.

Like so many others, you changed my life for the better.

Let us stay the course!
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Thank you, Mr. Bogle for your altruism. The world lost a great man today.
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Thank you for everything you did to help the working man and women.
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Rest in peace. :(
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If the measure of a man is determined by the obstacles he faces in life, and what he achieves in spite of them, Jack Bogle is by all accounts a success. But to do so with his universal benevolence and moral convictions elevates his life into a superlative echelon, where even those who never knew him somehow ultimately benefited from his legacy. Godspeed Jack, and know that you've achieved the immortality associated with the memory of your wisdom.
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Millions and millions of people are living better lives because of you, Jack.

Thank you.
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Thank you Mr. Bogle and RIP. Truly a giant among men.
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Rest In Peace sir. What a true loss to society. I never had the privilege to meet him but he just seemed like such a good man.
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Incredibly sad day. Thank you Jack for everything you did for the ordinary investor. Your impact on the world is only surpassed by your character. May we all try to live up to your values and pay your service forward!
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RIP John Bogle. It was part luck (and part parental recommendation) that I chose Vanguard over another FI in my first employer's 401K. It would be several years later until I figured out all the details, got my house in order, and embraced the BH way. But there were much worse ways to start than in Primecap. 8-) Thank you John for your hard work, vision, and wise words through the years.
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A truly good man, still reaching out to help others with his brilliance right up until the end. A life well lived.
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Rick Ferri has posted a tribute here: The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. Bogle
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I very much admired John Bogle. I am very sad that he has passed away. I wish I could have met him in person. Rest in peace.
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Information about Jack Bogle and the text and links for his many speeches and papers are here on his blog, The Bogle eBlog.

Oh, to be as mentally sharp, knowledgeable and opinionated as Jack Bogle was to the end :(
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There’s a giant hole in the universe today.

Thanks for everything Mr Bogle.

Rest In Peace.
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Thank you Mr. Bogle for all you have contributed and a life well lived.

You have impacted millions of lives including mine.

May you rest in peace.
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Instead of thinking of it as a sad day, I'd like to celebrate what he has done for the world, which can't possibly be summed up in a few lines. Truly one of the greatest people to have ever existed.
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Godspeed to a good man.
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I have much to thank him and this forum. ♥
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Rest In peace Mr.Bogle. You certainly deserve it.

You made a very positive difference in our lives, and for that we're eternally grateful. You will never be forgotten in our household.

User Levett has asked me to pass on his condolences and his heartfelt appreciation of your selfless work for the betterment of society.


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Sleep well Jack.
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Great life, great contribution, great loss. Your impact will continue to be felt decades to come.

Rest In Peace.
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Jack did everything with about as much ethics, compassion, transparency, foresight, intelligence, and tenacity that any human could have accomplished. He alone changed the perverse incentives, massive conflicts of interest, aggressive marketing and sales, and pure profit motive foundation of the entire financial industry to a more democratic, ethical, altruistic, fiduciary and downright simple. He created Vanguard that was so simple to invest that millions of people could now become do-it-yourselfers. And save a ton of money in costs.

I and millions of others are very lucky we had this giant of a man living during our time and working on our behalf for decades and decades. I was very fortunate to have met and chatted with Jack at one of the reunions.

RIP Jack.
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A visionary and unselfish to the core. RIP Jack
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Sad news indeed. Thank you, Mr. Bogle, for all you did for us.

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My heartiest condolences to the father of Index Funding with a balky heart that has a heart of gold.
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What a big loss.

My condolences to his family and friends.
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Very sad day, a truly decent man.
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Thank you on behalf of all you have helped to obtain their fair shake.

RIP Mr. Bogle
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If there is any justice, this tribute/condolence thread should become the longest thread on the forum. Thanks Jack.
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R.I.P Sir!
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R.I.P.
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Jack will be missed, such a shining light in so many peoples lives.
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It's truly a sad day. Your teaching have influenced my life. I am forever grateful.
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I am so happy I got to meet Jack at the Bogleheads in 2017, but I will miss every interview and his uncanny way of making a bond with people. His demeanor and gracefulness were first class. The world has lost a great citizen. Rest in peace Jack and you are already sorely missed.

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Sad news. Forever grateful to you Jack for changing investing forever and for teaching us all to Stay The Course. RIP
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RIP Mr. Bogle. You will be missed.
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Thanks jack. You will be missed.
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Thank you Jack Bogle. Peace to you and your family.
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So Very sorry to hear this. Jack, you were the best and I greatly admire you.

I'm heartbroken. :(
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Rest In Peace, Mr. Bogle. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
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God bless you Mr. Bogle.
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Thank you Mr. Bogle. RIP.
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retprof wrote: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:49 pm A great man who left the world a better place.

RIP and thank you, sir.
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