Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

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Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by jack bogle » Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am

To My Wonderful Bogleheads,

Taylor and Mel both sent me the posts that so many of you kindly made on my 89th birthday. It was a thrill to read them, and I thank each one of you for remembering the date of May 8, shared by Harry S Truman, among many others.

I’m beginning to age a bit, and stumbled through the first quarter with a bunch of heart and back setbacks. But I’m doing much better now, and eagerly finishing my twelfth book, a history of Vanguard and the index revolution. Assuming that I can get permission from the estate of Johnny Cash, it will be titled, “The Songs I Sang Will Still Be Sung.”

And if all goes well, I’ll be singing some of those songs to you when we gather her in October. Bless you all, always, Jack

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by NoHeat » Tue May 15, 2018 9:17 am

I look forward to your upcoming book!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by obafgkm » Tue May 15, 2018 9:20 am

Take care, Mr. Bogle!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by HJG0989 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 am

Thanks for your post, it's great to hear from you!

And thank you so much for keeping investment costs so low. You are a hero.

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Post by bloom2708 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:24 am

Happy 89th!

A short story: My parents (70s) love garage sales. They were visiting a previous weekend and there was several garage sales in our neighborhood. I walked with my parents to one. It was later in the day and everything was 50% off. I am not a fan of clutter, so I had no plans to buy anything. I was browsing through the book section and found a pristine version of 1993 "Bogle on Mutual Funds". 50 cents retail. 50% off. 25 cents. I couldn't pass it up and have enjoyed reading it again. I told the owner of the house as I gave him a quarter "Now this here is a quality book...". :wink:
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by alfaspider » Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 am

Wonderful to see you posting, and looking forward to your book. Cheers to a happy 90th birthday :sharebeer

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by mac808 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am

Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle and thanks for all you have done, and continue to do.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by randomizer » Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am

Looking forward to the book!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Will do good » Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 am

Booking forward to your next book Mr. Bogle.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Blueskies123 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 am

It must be immensely satisfying to know you have changed the world for so many people.

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Post by delamer » Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 am

Many thanks for all the good work you’ve done.

I am glad to hear your health has improved.

Looking forward to another post on your 90th!

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Post by ScooterBob » Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 am

Its surreal to be reading a post by my one and only hero. My friend's 25th wedding anniversary was on the 8th and I asked him if he is taking his wife to dinner to "celebrate Jack's birthday?".... He said "Yeah, but I'll tell the wife its for our 25th"...

Continued good health Mr. Bogle!

Bob

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by bondsr4me » Tue May 15, 2018 9:37 am

Jack

It's wonderful to hear directly from you.
I sure hope your health is getting better.
We all look forward to hearing from you.
Your leadership is unparalleled.

I certainly look forward to your new book.
I am sure it will be a Best Seller....it will be amongst us Bogleheads for sure.

Good Health to You,

Don

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am

Best wishes Jack!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by enclee » Tue May 15, 2018 9:43 am

Love the books, it really helped to set me on the right financial track. Thank you, Mr. Bogle!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Accrual » Tue May 15, 2018 9:47 am

Thank you, Jack!

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Post by Texanbybirth » Tue May 15, 2018 9:51 am

Wow, so cool! I just have to get in here for posterity's sake.

Thank you Mr. Bogle, and God bless you!

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Post by staythecourse » Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 am

Mr. Bogle,

You are the man. Thank you for everything you have done for the retail investor.

Good luck.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by 1210sda » Tue May 15, 2018 9:55 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACK!!

You have got to be the most selfless person ever.

I have the greatest admiration and respect for you. In this world of mutual fund billionaires (the Johnson's, etc.) you could have been the biggest among them. Yet, you chose to give back to all the "little guys".

There has got to be a special place in heaven for you.....just not too soon, Ok?

1210sda

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Clever_Username » Tue May 15, 2018 9:57 am

Happy birthday, Mr. Bogle!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Raymond » Tue May 15, 2018 10:01 am

Happy Birthday! :sharebeer
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by bubbadog » Tue May 15, 2018 10:12 am

Thank You and Happy Birthday! :sharebeer

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by imfocusedman » Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am

Thank you for all that you’ve done! It’s great to see you posting here - my daily read for the past several years. The thinking and guidance of this group has transformed my life!

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Post by Austintatious » Tue May 15, 2018 10:40 am

My goodness, what a wonderful message to stumble across and a far brighter day for it!

Mr. Bogle, please accept my heartfelt thank you for your life's work and the opportunities it continues to offer us average investors of the world. And thank you for being the consummate gentleman you are. My very best of wishes to you and yours, sir.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by boglefannyc » Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 am

Mr. Bogle, what an honor it is to see a post directly from you. I'm glad to hear you're doing better and wish you all the best!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Carefreeap » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 am

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to post.

You are a hero to so many of us by changing the investing model.

Here's to many more birthdays! :sharebeer

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue May 15, 2018 10:45 am

It's always a real treat to see your name on a post, Jack.

Here's to many more of your birthday posts. You still have a way to go to catch-up up to Taylor. :)

See you in October.

Best regards,

Mel

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Liberty1100 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:45 am

Carefreeap wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 am
Wow! Thanks for taking the time to post.

You are a hero to so many of us by changing the investing model.

Here's to many more birthdays! :sharebeer
I second this! I didn't know you posted here!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by LK2012 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 am

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle! Hope you keep feeling better, and keep on writing!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by rockonhumblepie » Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 am

Have a fine birthday and Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. :D

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Post by JPH » Tue May 15, 2018 11:33 am

Happy Birthday. And thank you for your leadership.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by 2b2 » Tue May 15, 2018 11:50 am

Thank you, Mr. Bogle!
...for everything!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by TCB » Tue May 15, 2018 11:52 am

You, sir, have improved my life greatly. Thank you.

Happy Birthday!

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Original 89th Boglehead Birthday Wishes

Post by Taylor Larimore » Tue May 15, 2018 11:53 am

Bogleheads:

It is always a treat when our mentor honors us with his posts!

This is the link to our original conversation last week celebrating Jack's 89th Birthday:

viewtopic.php?t=248999

Best wishes.
Taylor
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by TCP » Tue May 15, 2018 11:56 am

Mr. Bogle,

From all of us, to the one and only you......THANK YOU!

Your selfless and admirable actions will be remembered for as long as there are free markets and have improved the lives of millions.

Taylor

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Post by chw » Tue May 15, 2018 11:56 am

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Jack, and as many have said- thank you for bringing the index fund and a true low cost mutual fund structure to the masses, and your tireless spirit defending it earlier in your career. You are now reaping the well deserved accolades for your efforts. You and Taylor are inspirations for the generations behind you both.

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Post by SelfEmployed123 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:02 pm

Mr. Bogle: I read The Little Common Sense Book on Investing earlier this year. It was one of the most helpful books I've ever read. Prior to reading your book, investing was always mysterious and intimidating to me. Now I am confident that I will be able to receive a fair share of whatever the market provides. Thank you so much for all you have done for the everyday investor.

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Post by rjbraun » Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Sooooo wonderful to hear from you, sir!

I increasingly sound like a broken record to my friends, family, work colleagues ....: Jack Bogle has done more for the individual investor than any other person. Fortunately, fellow Bogleheads never seem to tire of extolling the virtues of Bogle-headedness

Thank you for everything you have done. You are my hero and have been a true inspiration :beer

Please take good care of yourself, see you in October! :sharebeer

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by SuperGrafx » Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by jazman12 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Jack:
thank you for the opportunity you gave me and my family to prosper. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say thank you.
It's hard to express the gratitude for all you have given us.
Be well,
a friend
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Silk McCue » Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 pm

Thank you for what you’re have done to greatly improve the financial lives of so many people. I am in your debt.

Happy Birthday sir.

Cheers

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by SurferLife » Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 pm

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle. Thank you for all you've done for our family. We have a wonderful future ahead, thanks to you.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by yarnandthread » Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Yes, happy birthday! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.

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Post by nedsaid » Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm

Mr. Bogle, you are a bit older than my own father who will turn 89 in September. I can attest to the struggles of advancing age as I have seen my dad rebound from health challenges. You are an inspiration in that you are still active and productive at age 89. Looking forward to your new book.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by onthecusp » Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Happy birthday and thanks for starting the snowball down the hill!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by doss » Tue May 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Thanks for everything, Jack!

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Post by 2015 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Happy Birthday, Jack.

You are truly one of The Greats, a role model for excellence, of which there isn't a lot of in the world today. Thank you for serving as an example of what true success is. I'm hoping your health continues to support your quality of life as well as the great ongoing contribution you so selflessly make to others.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by msj16 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:41 pm

Mr. Bogle,

All my father could do was rely on his stockbroker - who is now happily retired sailing on his yacht (the stockbroker that is, not my father!). I was very lucky to benefit from your transformation of the industry. Thank you for giving people the knowledge and ability to become wealthy on their own!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by retiringwhen » Tue May 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Jack, Happy Birthday and God Bless you!

I just want to say, I am always happy to hear the song you have been singing these many years. It ages as well as most of Johnny Cash's songs. :wink:

Edit: Just want to say, I am a very big fan of Johnny Cash too!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by WannabeBogleHead01 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 pm

Thank you!

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