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

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

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

Happy Birthday and thank you for all you've done for us Mr. Bogle!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by book lover » Tue May 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Thank you Mr Bogle for doing so much for so many. Happy Birthday to you sir!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Malinois000 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Happy Birthday, Jack! Celebrate! We look forward to reading your 12th book when it's available.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Flymore » Tue May 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Happy Birthday.
Remember seeing you on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, as I remember they didn't take you very seriously.
Thankfully I did eventually. :)

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by catdude » Tue May 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Mr. Bogle -- Your book Common Sense on Mutual Funds changed my life. Thank you so much for that, and for everything you've done for investors. Happy Birthday, and I'm looking forward to reading your next book!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by coffeehubcap » Tue May 15, 2018 2:50 pm

Jack,

Thank you so much for making this blue color lady a rich retiree.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by StormShadow » Tue May 15, 2018 2:50 pm

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle! :mrgreen:

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Exafchick » Tue May 15, 2018 2:59 pm

Happy belated birthday and thank you for sharing your wisdom and philosophy with us! The world is definitely a better place because of all you've done!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Mr.BB » Tue May 15, 2018 3:13 pm

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

Post by sddiehard » Tue May 15, 2018 3:37 pm

Happy Birthday! Look forward to to seeing you this October.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by diasurfer » Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by TravelGeek » Tue May 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I'll pretty much say +1 to everything that's already been said. Thank you so much for everything you have done, happy birthday, and looking forward to the Bogleheads meeting in Philly later this year! :sharebeer

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by HZ49 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:45 pm

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle!! :D

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by jminv » Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Happy Birthday and thank you on behalf of investors everywhere for all that you have done for them!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by SGM » Tue May 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Happy Birthday Jack. Your work output has been an inspiration. Your mission has been wonderful for investors everywhere. Thank you.

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

Post by LadyGeek » Tue May 15, 2018 3:53 pm

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum (Boglehead). I retitled the thread for clarity.

Happy Birthday, Jack!

I'm looking forward to seeing you again in October.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by TJSI » Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 pm

There use to be a commercial that went:

"When EF Hutton talks people listen".

I'll borrow a bit of that and say:

"When Jack Bogle talks---Pay Attention!"

Happy Birthday and thanks for all your contributions to investors everywhere,

TJSI

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

Post by stemikger » Tue May 15, 2018 4:11 pm

I'm glad you saw all the birthday wishes! Thank you Mr. Bogle (Jack) for letting us all know you are doing well! A real inspiration!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by celia » Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Well, I guess that means you are over 89 now. So, Belated Happy Birthday!

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

Post by Gort » Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm

A belated Happy Birthday! Thank you for all you do to help the small investor.

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

Post by VictoriaF » Tue May 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Dear Jack,

You have enabled an enormous wealth opportunity for millions of Americans. Your path of creating index funds was rocky. The financial industry has evolved from ridiculing your efforts, to fearing that you will put them out of business, to attempting to imitate you. You have prevailed as a true American Hero. Who needs John Wayne when we have you?! I can see you in a Western standing in the middle of a pub and throwing darts at the performance charts of Vanguard's competitors.

Best wishes with your birthday and upcoming book!

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by Live » Tue May 15, 2018 4:33 pm

Dear Mr. Bogle,

Thanks from my entire family:

Thanks from my physician parents, who switched to Vanguard just in time after a series of misadventures with advisors whom they mistakenly trusted as professionals. They eventually retired comfortably in their 70's. Your principles have lifted parts of the financial services industry (i.e. Vanguard) to the level of professionalism we see in medical doctors, in my opinion, and in theirs.

Thanks also from my wife and me, of course!

And, finally, thank you from our 3 children, who will go on to live fuller and more secure lives because of your vision. Their many years of education were fully funded, thanks to your principles. We will pay the last medical school bill in a few months. Their generation will be treated professionally by the company you started and led for so many years.

We all wish you a joyful and healthy 90th year as the father of financial professionalism.

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

Post by praxis » Tue May 15, 2018 5:01 pm

Mr. B, you've given the gift of financial security to legions of fans. What a wonderful legacy. What a great guy and a nice person. Thank you.

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

Post by AntsOnTheMarch » Tue May 15, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks for everything! Happy birthday and I wish you many more!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by Lynette » Tue May 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Happy Birthday and may you have many more and thanks.

Best wishes

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

Post by Rick Ferri » Tue May 15, 2018 5:24 pm

Happy belated 89th birthday!

Stay healthy. You are irreplaceable.

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Jack's Introduction to "The Bogleheads' Three-Fund Portfolio"

Post by Taylor Larimore » Tue May 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Dear Jack:

I replied earlier but I forgot to thank you for your beautiful and lengthy introduction to The Bogleheads' Three-Fund Portfolio book which is due for release next month.

You will receive the first copy.

Best wishes.
Taylor
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by ThisTimeItsDifferent » Tue May 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Thank you Sir!

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

Post by BeerMoney » Tue May 15, 2018 5:34 pm

Didn't expect a post from the man himself! Happy birthday indeed Mr. Bogle!

And you have my deepest thanks and gratitude for the positive impact on my own life from the low-cost indexing investing approach you invented. It certainly has opened up a lot more options for me and helped me take it easy knowing I need not waste a great deal of my own life trying to beat the market.

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

Post by SeekingBogle » Tue May 15, 2018 5:39 pm

Glad you are in health, Jack!

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

Post by LarryG » Tue May 15, 2018 5:46 pm

Happy Birthday!
I’m 2 years younger and will pass on two quotes
Bette Davis , "Old age ain't no place for sissies!"
Senator Claude Pepper when he was being “pitched” for a long term investment “Long term! I don’t even buy green bananas”

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

Post by BC_Doc » Tue May 15, 2018 6:22 pm

Happy birthday Jack! All the best to you in the coming year.

Thank you for all you have done to help my family and I plan, save, and invest for the future. You have my profound gratitude.

Sincerely,

“BC Doc”
Okanagan, British Columbia

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

Post by Kenkat » Tue May 15, 2018 6:27 pm

89 and looking fine! Happy Birthday, thanks for all you do!

Ken

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

Post by davidkw » Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 pm

I will get your 12th book right away!!!!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by VictoriaF » Tue May 15, 2018 7:14 pm

jack bogle wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am
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.
No worries, Jack. When you write your thirteenth book you will become a teenager again!

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

Post by buckeye7983 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Mr. Bogle-

Thank you for everything. You changed my life. You changed my (now adult) children's lives. You changed my grandchildren's lives (Vanguard index fund 529's). I have no doubt my future great-grandchildren will also benefit from your wisdom, generosity, and hard work.

You are a humble hero and a role model.

Happy Birthday and many more!

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

Post by PhysicianOnFIRE » Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm

Great to hear from you, Jack, and here's to 89 more years! Or at least 8 or 9 good years.

Sorry to hear about your recent health issues; may you rise above them as you have before.

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

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Tue May 15, 2018 7:51 pm

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Looking forward to your next book, I'm sure the active management industry is too! :wink:
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by dknightd » Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm

jack bogle wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am
To My Wonderful Bogleheads,
Is this really you? You do not post enough

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

Post by joe8d » Tue May 15, 2018 8:09 pm

Happy Belated 89th Birthday Wishes Mr Bogle.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by Dnelsonct » Tue May 15, 2018 8:19 pm

Mr. Bogle - Happy belated birthday!

Thank you for helping me, my family and the millions of others!

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

Post by Pete12 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Mr. Bogle, thank you for everything you have done for us “average Joes.” You are a hero to all of us! All my best wishes for continued health and happiness!
Sincerely,
Pete

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

Post by Yukon » Tue May 15, 2018 9:02 pm

Thank you, sir. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by Miriam2 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:16 pm

Dear Mr. Bogle,

Looking forward to your new book. Your writing is always clear and refreshing.
For those of us thinking about aging :shock: Mark Twain offered this advice:

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." :happy

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

Post by baconavocado » Tue May 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Best wishes, Mr. Bogle. Looking forward to that new book!

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

Post by oldzey » Tue May 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Thank you, Jack!

Your songs will be sung for many generations to come.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by shadowman » Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 pm

Happy birthday, Jack. Thanks for everything you have done.
From the shadowman clan.

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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Post by CollegePrudens » Tue May 15, 2018 11:24 pm

nedsaid wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
You are an inspiration in that you are still active and productive at age 89. Looking forward to your new book.
+1
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 pm

dknightd wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm
jack bogle wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am
To My Wonderful Bogleheads,
Is this really you? You do not post enough
Yes, it's really him. This was his 19th post. Most Bogleheads relish each anđ every one of them.

While he may not post very often, he does read the forum when he has time, so he
knows what's going on here.
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Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]

Post by joeblow » Tue May 15, 2018 11:35 pm

Wow! Happy Birthday. Very cool that you are posting.

Thanks for all you have done.

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