John Bogle has died at age 89

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by berg » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:38 pm

Thank you, Mr Bogle. What a legacy.

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Post by david99 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:38 pm

It's really hard to put into words the impact that Mr. Bogle has had on my life and will continue to have for many years to come.
RIP

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by saver9029 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 pm

RIP John, an inspiration.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by msi » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 pm

Very sad. The man contributed so much.

Rest in peace, Mr. Bogle.

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Post by digarei » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 pm

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I was invested with Vanguard for several years before I learned of its founder during
a broadcast of Bill Moyer’s Journal (PBS). Jack Bogle was there to publicize his new book:
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism.

From that interview, I found Jack to be an exceptionally thoughtful and astute human being.

If character counts for anything, John C. Bogle will be remembered as a luminary. And that’s
not even to mention his role in the launch of Vanguard and as one of the investment services
industry’s most prominent thinkers, innovators and disrupters.

Thanks, Jack!

Well done.


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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by hoppy08520 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 pm

RIP Sir. A great and decent man.

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Post by grabiner » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 pm

Yet another thanks for all that you have done for the world of common investors. Many of the quotes on this thread are reminders of the legacy you has left.

Rest in Peace.
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Post by kerplunk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 pm

I just want to echo what everyone else has said.

Mr. Bogle was a truly altruistic person. A legend.

Thank you, Mr. Bogle.

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Post by health teacher » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 pm

About 5 years ago I really started to "find myself" and this board had a lot to do with it. So many of you share a mindset with John Bogle and I really connect with it, not just with investing, but with life in general. While his passing brings sadness to many, I take this opportunity to express gratitude to all of you who've spread his ideals and compounded his legacy.

RIP

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John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by shawcroft » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 pm

Jack: May you rest in peace and forever in the arms of the angels

My sincere condolences to the Bogle family- and my thanks to them for letting us- Bogleheads and others who knew him- share their love for him.

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Post by finite_difference » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 pm

John Bogle will always be one of my heroes. He was not afraid to stand up for what’s right.

He not only gave us the means to obtain financial well-being, but he selflessly and tirelessly taught us how to invest.

I take comfort knowing this community will make sure he is never forgotten. His knowledge and wisdom will live on.
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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by aspirit » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 pm

I'd thought this would be :dollar STICKIED :dollar on top of GD for a few days anyway.
I mean, this is JB. We would not be exchanging pragmatic and beyond banter outside of his actions and offerings or enjoying low fees for decades if not for JB.

Do you think most well known custodians (Fido, Shwab, & all others etc.) would be voluntarily cutting operating margins or compliantly colluding raising margins w/ea. other w/o Vanguard & JBs line in the sand a few decades back?

:annoyed ,.. good luck!

CNBC had a fitting nights presentation of him, minimally, it was truthful. More than that from media is agenda driven.

*just my thinking :|
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Post by Steve723 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 pm

Wow, so many people positively impacted by this one man. Thank you for all you have done Jack!

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Post by tomtoms » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 pm

I got interested in investing because of his man. May he rest in peace.

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Post by monkey_business » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Thank you, Mr Bogle, for what you have done for the little guy.

Rest in peace.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by Suntan1 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Fair winds and following seas Mr. Bogle.

Your contribution to the investing community has benefited millions and made a profound difference in my family’s finance. You will be missed.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by theicecreamman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 pm

As Langston Hughes said:

“To some people
Love is given,
To others
Only Heaven.”

He did the right thing when it counted most. He was a good man loved and admired by many who never had the chance to thank him personally. Thank you, Mr. Bogle.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by dodecahedron » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Log on to Vanguard and you'll find a nice photo of Jack Bogle and a nice tribute to him:

https://investor.vanguard.com/home/

https://investornews.vanguard/a-look-ba ... s-founder/
A nice tribute, yes, but truly impossible to find the words to do his memory full justice.

His books are a wonderful and inspiring legacy. I am puzzled that the Vanguard tribute listing
of his books left off my favorite, the one I will very fittingly re-read tonight in his memory: Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life.
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Post by Bob Alou » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

The epitome of a life well lived. I will be grateful for the rest of my days for everything that Mr. Bogle has made possible for me and my family.
Godspeed.

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Post by Norris » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:51 pm

Jack, you will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for all you've done for so many. Rest in peace.
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Post by dodecahedron » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Grateful to the Bogleheads Conference organizers for two opportunities for
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Post by kiki » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 pm

RIP Jack.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by cap'n crunch » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 pm

always fought for the little guy,,will surely be missed,,,thanks for looking out for us Jack RIP..

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Post by sergeant » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:56 pm

RIP Mr. Bogle
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Post by xystici » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:56 pm

To John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group
A man whom we knew from afar for many years but have since come to know and cherish as a friend. While some mutual fund founders chose to make billions, he chose to make a difference.
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Rest in peace, Mr. Bogle - You have done so much for the little guy.
I learnt so much from you and I am sure I will keep learning from you for many years to come.
With all my respects to you Mr. Bogle - bye now and thanks for all.
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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by Jaxfann » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:57 pm

My words cannot describe this loss.

Thank you Jack for all you have done that has benefitted so many!

RIP

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by SovereignoftheSeas » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:57 pm

One of the wisest men ever. Without a doubt one of most financially influential people ever.

Thank you Mr. Bogle!!
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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by Theoretical » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank you Jack.

Rest in peace, sir.

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Post by n00b » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank you, Mr. Bogle. I pray that you are now hearing the words, "Well done good and faithful servant."

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Post by dumbbunny » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm

We lost a very gifted human being today. Gone but not forgotten. RIP.
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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by jpsfranks » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm

Ditto to what all have already said about this truly great man.

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Post by ClevrChico » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Truly, it was a life well lived. John positively changed our lives as much as a close family member.

I will be forever grateful.

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Post by Red Leaf » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Thank you so much, Mr. Bogle.

You've helped so many of us so selflessly.

Be blessed and rest in peace.

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Post by willthrill81 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 pm

What a classy, decent fellow. The world needs many more like Jack.

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Post by HMdocinPA » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 pm

I’ve learned so much from this forum, been lurking for awhile and registered recently. Thanks to Mr Bogle, my investments are cheap, diversified, and simple. You’ve taught this man to fish. Rest In Peace.

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 pm

So sorry to have heard this. Mr. Bogle was a true champion for the little guy. The world is a much better place for it. He started a revolution that will continue far far into the future.

My condolences to his family and the staff at Vanguard.
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Post by JBTX » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 pm

Positively impacted millions of people. A truly ethical man. A rare breed. RIP.

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Post by kadisake » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 pm

Great loss to the industry and community. RIP.

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Post by michaelsieg » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:04 pm

Thank you for all you did - may you rest in peace

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Post by jonballs » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:06 pm

Very saddened to hear this news. The world has lost a great human being. He was in the top tier of heroes in my life. I owe my family's financial security to him and his life's work.

Rest in Peace, Jack.

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Post by isomorphism » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 pm

I only lurk on the forum, but I use the wiki often and have read much of Jack's work. He has changed my life. He will be missed.

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Post by danwhite77 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Thanks for everything, Jack.
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Post by alexfoo39 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Forever grateful to Mr Bogle who lead a lost retail sheep back to the true home of investing.

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Post by nedsaid » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm

I learned of John Bogle's death watching the Nightly Business Report. I suppose it was fitting that he departed this earth on a day that the stock market was up. If Paul Kangas were still living and anchoring the Nightly Business Report, he would be wishing Mr. Bogle the best of good buys. May God rest your soul, Mr. Bogle. Thank you so much for what you did for individual investors, giving the little guy a fair shake, and putting money in the pockets of his customers at Vanguard and not his own. Mr. Bogle, you will be greatly missed.
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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by Darth Xanadu » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm

Rest well, Mr. Bogle, and Thank You.

To Jack's family, take comfort in this thought from centuries ago:
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation"
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Post by 5boro » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:15 pm

Much more than a iconic investor. A great American and a model citizen. Thank you, Mr. Bogle.

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Post by CarpeDiem22 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 pm

Thank you Mr. Bogle for all you did. May your soul rest in peace.

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Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Post by SimplicityNow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 pm

Thank you Jack.

Rest in Peace.

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Post by 9-5 Suited » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:18 pm

Jack is one of two “celebrities” whose death has moved me to tears. I don’t think it’s because I am so appreciative of the index fund. It’s because he was such a wonderful, kind, and honest man. Every time I listened to him I thought I needed to be more like him.

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