Happy Birthday, Taylor!

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Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Post by pkcrafter » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:26 pm

Happy Birthday, Taylor, and thank you for all you've done for us.


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Post by fishandgolf » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor.............thank you for all of your contributions......... :sharebeer

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Post by seashell » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:37 pm

Happy birthday

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Post by furwut » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:38 pm

:beer

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Post by aspirit » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:38 pm

A man amongst men that TL! Greatest generation and all.. :mrgreen:
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Post by Silence Dogood » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Happy 95th birthday, Taylor!

Stay the course!

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Post by WoodSpinner » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope this next year is full of Joy and Discovery!

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Post by Geno » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:04 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor

Special friends are a rare find, but I am glad that you are one of mine!
Happy Birthday to a friend I'll never forget!

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Post by samsdad » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:13 pm

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Taylor served as a World War II paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, earning 5 combat decorations
Thank you, Mr. Larimore, for your continued contributions, and happy birthday.
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Post by gailcox » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Happy Birthday, friend! Hope you had a great one!

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Post by Kitty Telltales » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:16 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor! Looking forward to shaking your hand and congratulating you in person on Sunday.

Hope you had a wonderful day.

Best,

Mary and Winnie :sharebeer

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Post by ThisTimeItsDifferent » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:17 pm

Happy birthday!

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Post by PartIrish » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:24 pm

Happy birthday, Taylor, and thank you for providing sage advice to so many people, and with such kindness. I raise a glass to your health! :beer

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Post by bikechuck » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:28 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor and thank you for your leadership and contributions to this online community.

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Post by dkdoy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:38 pm

Happy Birthday! Thank you for your service and your contributions to this website!

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Post by joe8d » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor !!!
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Post by Colorado13 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:09 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor! Best wishes! :happy

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Re: Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Post by grabiner » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm

Happy 95th!
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Post by rjbraun » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:40 pm

Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Taylor! You are a true inspiration!

A big thank you for all that you have done for us Bogleheads. I always look forward to reading your thoughtful and interesting posts.

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Post by JGoneRiding » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 pm

Wow 95! I only hope I am as happy and fulfilled with family as you seem. Hope it's a great day!

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Post by Compound » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:51 pm

Happy Birthday! Thank you for your many contributions to this community!

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Post by oldzey » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:53 pm

grabiner wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Happy 95th!
Happy Birthday, Taylor - looking forward to your 105th!
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Post by Longtermgrowth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:57 pm

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and many more :happy

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Post by Miriam2 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:41 pm

:musical_note: Happy Birthday to the man who, back in 1997, had this "crazy" vision - - -
- - of an on-line internet forum
- - where like-minded investors throughout the country and world could come together
- - and discuss personal finance
- - and the investment philosophy of John Bogle and Vanguard index funds
- - and would help each other with their financial questions

Taylor helped (or single-handedly :wink: ) convince Morningstar to host such a forum, and in March 1998 - 21 years ago - this forum began as the Vanguard Diehards with Taylor posting his personal advice for everyone who asked for financial help.

Three years later, on October 31, 2001, Taylor was still posting, helping everyone with their financial questions in his customary kind, cordial and gentlemanly manner - and he posted his congratulations to all the Vanguard Diehards for being the first Morningstar forum to have received 100,000 postings.

Six years later, on February 19, 2007, Taylor was still posting, helping everyone with their financial questions in his customary kind, cordial and gentlemanly manner - and he also began posting on the next "crazy" vision of a stand-alone, moderated web site on the internet called Bogleheads.org. - which is now the most popular personal finance web site in the universe with 4.5 million hits per day.

Eleven years later, in 2018, Taylor was still posting, helping everyone with their financial questions in his customary kind, cordial and gentlemanly manner - and he also published his book on The Three-Fund Portfolio, often considered the ultimate in portfolio simplicity.

Twenty years after this forum began, Vanguard honored the Bogleheads' 20th Anniversary at the Bogleheads Conference in 2018.

And now, 21 years later, with Taylor still posting, helping everyone with their financial questions in his customary kind, cordial and gentlemanly manner - we celebrate his 95th birthday :D

Here is what Jack Bogle said about Taylor and his vision -
There is something truly remarkable about the intersection of something old and something new. First, a World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge has an idea for building a better world for investors. A decade later, modern technology begins to create unprecedented opportunities for the development of social networks, opening a whole new world for interpersonal communication. That combination of man and technology led to the creation of an investor-driven website for individual investors.

The Army combat veteran, born in 1924, is Taylor Larimore, distinguished citizen of Miami, Florida, and a truly wonderful human being. The new technology is the Internet. The idea: to allow investors in the Vanguard mutual funds to share their ideas, their investment experiences, and their financial strategies with one another, as it is said, "without fear or favor."

("Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio," Foreward)

:musical_note: Happy Birthday Taylor! Thank you for charging forward with your vision :D

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Post by Smk18 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:46 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor. Have a fabulous time. Thank you for all your contributions.

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Post by champion_ham » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:51 pm

Happy birthday, Taylor! Thanks for all of your contributions! I hope you have a great day!

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Post by CobraKai » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:52 pm

Happy birthday sir!

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Post by nodenuff2 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:01 pm

Taylor we have the utmost respect for your entire life spent in service to others. From the young man to the mature adult. WOW! Giving of yourself to others you don’t even know. We are all in awe of the differences you have made in the lives of others. I wish for you a blessed year. And we get to share your wisdom for more years.
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Post by Driver » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:04 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor!

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 pm

Happy Birthday Taylor! Have a great year!
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Post by mlebuf » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:13 pm

Happy birthday, Taylor!

Your knowledge, kindness, integrity and leadership skills molded this forum into the success that it is. To paraphrase our late friend, Jack Bogle, I want to be like you when I grow up. Your enormous contributions have made an enormous, positive difference to the many people who read, learn and participate here. Keep smiling, keep posting, keep sailing and stay the course.
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Post by Kathleen Ryan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 pm

Dear Taylor,

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day.

You've been a gift to all of us, and we're fortunate to have you as a friend, and mentor, so giving of your time and expertise to help so many with your wise advice on multiple subjects.

Thank you for co-founding the Vanguard Diehards Forum at Morningstar, back in the late 1990's, and hosting the very first Bogleheads Reunion/Conference in your home, ("The House that Jack Built"), making it possible for a few people to meet Mr. Bogle in a small, intimate setting. It must be so very rewarding to see the, "Bogleheads" phenomena grow from year to year. What a good friend you were to Mr. Bogle, who loved you dearly. Being in a room with you both together, was awe-inspiring.

And thank you also for your service in WWII, and co-writing the Bogleheads Guides to Investing Books, which have reached so many people, and helped them reach their investing goals. I've told many people that I actually know someone who was a paratrooper in the, "Battle of the Bulge" during WWII. That generally stops people in their tracks.

With love, and admiration,

Kathleen Ryan

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Post by Fallible » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:28 am

Happy 95th, Taylor, and thank you for reminding us to keep it simple.
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Post by Will do good » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:33 am

Happy birthday Taylor, many more to come!

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Post by catdude » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:41 am

Happy Birthday, Taylor, you are a Boglehead treasure!
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Post by Howard Donnelly » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:22 am

Happy Birthday, Taylor! I hope you had a great day. :happy

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:45 am

Happy birthday, sir. Thank you for all you do for us and for all you have done for your country.
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Post by rojas65 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:59 am

Happy Birthday, Taylor!
It was truly my pleasure to meet you at Bogleheads 2016.
I join all your Boglehead fans in thanking you for everything you do and wishing you the best.
God bless you.

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Post by RobLyons » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:06 am

Happy 95th, and many more to come!
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Post by JPH » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:13 am

Wishing you a very happy birthday and a fine year ahead.
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Post by HueyLD » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:13 am

I think the next BH reunion should be in Miami so that Taylor can attend.

Happy 59th birthday, Taylor.

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Post by retiredjg » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 am

Taylor, you need to stop doing this or you'll turn into an old man! :P

Happy Birthday and thanks for everything!

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Post by david99 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:54 am

Taylor,
Thanks for everything that you do for us. Happy Birthday!

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Post by KESP » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:11 am

Happy birthday Taylor! Thank you for all your contributions and encouragement to keep it simple.

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Post by 2b2 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:19 am

Happy birthday, Taylor!
You are an inspiration in many ways.

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Post by JosephineP » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 am

Happy belated birthday, Taylor. I’m sorry I didn’t see this yesterday.

Thank you for the excellent advice you have offered to all of us — including specific advice for me. My children and I are better off because of your selfless dedication to Bogleheads.

(And as a military widow, I am also grateful for your service.)

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Post by Lynette » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:26 am

Happy Birthday Taylor.

Thanks for your inspiring life and everything you have done for us.

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Post by zengolf2011 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:11 am

Happy Birthday, Taylor, and heartfelt thanks for all you have given me personally by sharing your wisdom and research. You are my idol.

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Post by Rob5TCP » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:46 am

I join many of the others in thanking you for you time, your wisdom,
and you support for the Bogleheads.
Looking forward to wishing you more Happy Birthdays !

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