Taylor's 90th Birthday

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Taylor's 90th Birthday

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:15 pm

Hi Everyone:

Just wanted to give you a heads up that Taylor will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 25th. Since you all won't be able to join me in Miami as we celebrate this great occasion all weekend long, I thought you might want to post your birthday wishes and thoughts here on this thread so Taylor can see how loved and respected he is on this very special day.
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Post by EternalOptimist » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Happy B day Taylor, you are one of my favorite posters! FYI, I'm 64 and play tennis with guys 85-90 so I know how tough you guys can be. Many, many more :happy
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Post by bengal22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Happy milestone birthday, Taylor. Enjoy your weekend.
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Post by matjen » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:24 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!! I hope it is one of many more to come and that you remain in excellent health. Your contributions to this community have been and continue to be invaluable. :sharebeer

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Post by fredflinstone » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Happy birthday, Taylor. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for spreading the word about Boglehead principles!

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Post by Keep It Simple » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:30 pm

Taylor,

You have changed the way I think about investing due to your endorsement of "The Three Fund Portfolio". My family thanks you.

Happy Birthday!

K.I.S.

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Post by stemikger » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:33 pm

Happy 90th Birthday Taylor!! Your kindness and generosity know no bounds. I appreciate all the time you took to answer my questions and the patience you have showed me since I have been visiting here. Your mentorship has meant a lot to me and I hope one day I can pay it forward!
Steve G

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Post by mbres60 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:34 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor! Enjoy your week end as much as we all enjoy you helping us with our finances :happy :happy :happy

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Post by rob » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:36 pm

Happy birthday... please know you have helped a lot more people than you realise or will ever know.
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Post by BrandonBogle » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:43 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!!!

You are one of my favorite posters and your sage words of advice have made our lives that much better! Enjoy it and have fun!

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Post by Iorek » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:51 pm

Hope you have a very happy birthday Taylor!

For someone I've never met or even exchanged emails with, you are a major influence and inspiration. :sharebeer

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Post by bill88 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Big number! All the best on your birthday, Taylor.

Best regards,
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Post by FrugalInvestor » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:59 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

You are a true gentleman and you've had a very positive impact on my family's financial well being. Thanks to your influence I am a subscriber to the 3-fund philosophy which has helped to simplify and streamline my financial life considerably. Thank you for all you've done for me and for the Bogleheads.

Have a great day and 91st hear!
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Post by scooter » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:01 pm

Have a great weekend celebrating your birthday.
Thank you for all the people that you have helped all these years, myself included.

Our country would be in great shape financially if all young adults would listen to the wisdom that you and Mel have
shared.

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Post by bobcat2 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:07 pm

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Taylor. Enjoy your special day in the warm Florida sun. :D

Best,
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Post by dlw322 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:09 pm

Happy birthday Taylor.

I don't post much, but I'm always reading. Thanks for all that you do for this forum

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Post by bikeguyken » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:12 pm

Happy 90th Birthday, Taylor. You are an inspiration.

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Post by Ged » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Many Happy Returns!

Thanks for all you have done.

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Post by Call_Me_Op » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:16 pm

Unbelievable! Taylor is an incredible inspiration to us all! Happy birthday Taylor, and God bless!
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Post by bradshaw1965 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:17 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor. Thanks for all of your efforts. I aspire to your level of empathy, energy and clarity no matter what the age.

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Post by ofcmetz » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:17 pm

:sharebeer :D :sharebeer :D :sharebeer :D :sharebeer

Happy Birthday! I wish you a special time with family and friends. Thanks Taylor for all you've done for us here.
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Post by scone » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:18 pm

For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, and so say all of us!
And so say all of us, and so say all of us...

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Post by LadyGeek » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:29 pm

I guess this isn't a surprise party. :D

Happy birthday, Taylor! I can't express how much your advice has helped me. Thank you.
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Post by Sriracha » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:30 pm

All the best on your 90th birthday, Taylor. I'm guessing that all the worry and anxiety you saved yourself over decades of keeping your investing life simple have paid off with longevity! Enjoy!
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Post by vested1 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:32 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor. Your book The Bogleheads' guide to Retirement Planning just arrived at my door today. I feel like it's my birthday!!! Seriously, your explanation of the Thee Fund Portfolio was an inspiration to me, as has been all of your wisdom and your calming influence on this forum. :beer

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Post by grey01 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Happy B day Taylor! I wish you and your family the best!
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us!

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Post by wilpat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:38 pm

Happy birthday Taylor. You have been a tremendous help to thousands of investors.
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Post by gdm129 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:40 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!

thanks for all your sage wisdom!

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Post by 1210sda » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:41 pm

90, eh?

How does it feel to be able to tell Jack Bogle......Hello young man......

Best Wishes
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Post by cheepsk8 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:44 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!!! "The Dean of the Vanguard Diehards," "Champion of the Small Investor," "King of the Bogleheads." Thanks for all that you do for the Bogleheads community. I always look forward to reading your clear, uncomplicated and experienced advice. I especially enjoy your Investment Gems, when looking for nuggets of investment wisdom from different sources.

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Post by Flobes » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:46 pm

Happy Birthday, Taylor.

Thank you for your wisdom, generosity, kindness, and service. I have been enriched by your presence in so many ways.

To honor your many graces, I am donating $90 to the Boglehead Forum.

Best wishes for your onward march toward the growing demographic of centenarians!

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Post by Will do good » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Thanks for the wisdom.

Happy birthday Taylor. Cheers.

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Post by peppers » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:50 pm

Beautiful young people are acts of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Happy Birthday Taylor
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Post by selftalk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:53 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR ! Perhaps you would want to tell us about your investing mistakes over your life time and how you turned them around. That would be good lessons for all of us who respect your wisdom and efforts to lead us in a proper direction investment wise.

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Post by Bruce » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:55 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor,

You have already done an amazing amount of good in your time on this planet, and you continue to share your knowledge and wisdom with the rest of us, at a time many others have decided to just take it easy.

Truly appreciate your contributions to our country and to this forum.

Hoping you have many more trips around the sun ahead!

90 is a great milestone, and looking forward to sending birthday wishes on the next one.

What a great example you set for the rest of us as we try to make the most of the years we are given

best wishes,
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Flobes wrote:Happy Birthday, Taylor.

Thank you for your wisdom, generosity, kindness, and service. I have been enriched by your presence in so many ways.

To honor your many graces, I am donating $90 to the Boglehead Forum.

Best wishes for your onward march toward the growing demographic of centenarians!
What a nice birthday present, Flobes. Hopefully others will follow your lead.
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Post by sscritic » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:01 pm

I don't usually get into these "feel good" threads, but I will make an exception for Taylor.

Happy Birthday Taylor

from someone with nothing to criticize. :)

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Post by HomerJ » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:02 pm

LadyGeek wrote:I guess this isn't a surprise party. :D
Surprise parties probably aren't a good idea once you hit 80+ :)
Happy birthday, Taylor! I can't express how much your advice has helped me. Thank you.
Same here, Taylor... You have done a lot of good in this world.... Thank you for your time.

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Post by shawcroft » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Taylor:
It was a delight to meet you at the 2013 Boglehead Conference. I- and my wife and sons- wish you a wonderful 90th birthday. You are certainly one of the greatest among our nation's Greatest Generation.
I am certain that Mel- and all the other folks fortunate to be in attendance at this festive occasion - will raise a toast to you on behalf of all the Bogleheads!
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Post by NAVigator » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Taylor, This forum may consist of "Investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle", but your succinct and courteous posts have inspired many of us to apply this knowledge. Thank you for all you have given. You have truly grown in wisdom in a mere 90 years! Happy birthday!

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Post by William Million » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:09 pm

amazing how much we've all learned from you

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Post by J295 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:14 pm

A heartfelt HBD. I appreciate your majesty and simplicity!

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Post by baw703916 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:16 pm

Happy Birthday, Taylor! Thanks again for all you have done to educate investors.
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Post by Wildebeest » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:18 pm

I want to be like Taylor when I grow up.

Happy 90 th Birthday. I always look forward to your posts.
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Post by JPH » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:19 pm

Taylor, I hope it is a very special one. Congratulations and happy Birthday. :sharebeer
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Post by bondsr4me » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:23 pm

Happy birthday Taylor!
I wish you many, many more.
Isn't it amazing what being a Bogleheads investor can do!!!
I wish you a Great Day as you celebrate.
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Post by praxis » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:31 pm

I have enjoyed being around your sage wisdom and gentle manner. You are a model to aspire to. May you live long and prosper. (um, I guess you have) well, have a great birthday party with your friends!

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Post by Howard Donnelly » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:33 pm

Happy Birthday, Taylor! And thank you, Mel, for letting us know.

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Post by epictetus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:37 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!!
Congratulations on reaching this milestone.
You have helped more people and had a bigger impact on more lives than you will ever realize.
Thank you for being such a gentleman.
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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:39 pm

Happy birthday from one January baby to another.
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