Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

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Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by mlebuf » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:40 am

Prior to becoming King of the Bogleheads, Taylor was a mentor to many others. Many thanks for Bill Serle for posting this story in his blog:
http://billserle.com/?p=762
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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by hoppy08520 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:25 am

What a wonderful tribute!

Here's a teaser from the blog post:
Taylor always wore a dark suit and red tie. He would stand with his right hand in his jacket pocket, raise his left hand high, and declare, “Seek truth in thought and the words will surely follow.”

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by prudent » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:35 am

Was there ever a teacher who wouldn't love to be remembered so fondly and vividly, decades afterwards? Kudos to Taylor.

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by 2b2 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:11 am

Once again, hats off to Taylor.

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by mur44 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:38 pm

I concur with that assessment that Taylor Larimore is
my teacher.

My wife and I had the good fortune of meeting with Taylor
in August 2014 and having 'teacher, student conference'
in person in Miami.

Thank you Taylor.

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Allan » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Taylor has certainly been a teacher for me, I have made constructive changes in my portfolio based on his and others advice (3 Fund Portfolio). This has made my life simpler and set a glide path for the rest of my investing life. He has also taught me and others how the be a true gentleman, I really appreciate people of his generation and how they helped build our wonderful country. So yes, I've learned a lot from him and always make it a point to read his posts.

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by livesoft » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:08 pm

What an inspiring story! To think that someone remembers somethings from decades ago is special. Mr Larimore has to be feeling good. :)
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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Sents » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:11 pm

I'm 26 years old and have already benefited tremendously the past year by Taylor's insightful posts. He has a knack for distilling decades of wisdom into easy to digest comments.

Once a teacher, always a teacher. Thank you!
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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Taylor Larimore » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Michael (my co-author) and others who replied:

Unless you are as old as I am (90), you have no idea how much it means to me to have a former student or Boglehead remember and thank me for lessons learned.

Best wishes.
Taylor
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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Bfwolf » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:17 am

What an amazing tribute! Taylor, you have touched many people's lives.

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by abuss368 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Hi Taylor,

An excellent story indeed. I would also like to say "thank you" for all of the investment advice you have provided and taught me.

Best.
John C. Bogle: Two Fund Portfolio - Total Stock & Total Bond - “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Mister Whale » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:34 pm

I very much appreciate your steady wisdom and guidance, Taylor.
" ... advice is most useful and at its best, not when it is telling you what to do, but when it is illuminating aspects of the situation you hadn't thought about." --nisiprius

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by Herekittykitty » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:41 pm

"Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher"

Mine, too.

I started late to investing but have spent lots of time reading Bogleheads posts and have read some (and am steadily reading more) of the recommended books - starting off with The Bogleheads Guide to Investing and The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning. Although I won't be wealthy (because I am starting so late), I will be just fine - thanks in great part to what I have learned and am learning here.

Cheers!

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Re: Taylor Larimore, My Favorite Teacher

Post by PeanutButterIsJelly » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks for sharing such a remarkable essay.

Taylor Larimore has taught my friends, family, and me many important financial lessons. Because of Taylor Larimore countless people all over the world will get a fair shake at wealth and a healthy retirement and it sounds like some are also better public speakers. :D

Thank you Taylor, for being the financial wiseman of the Internet.

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