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

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

Post by jhfenton » Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 am

Thank you, sir, and belated happy birthday! We are all in a better place because of you.

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

Post by Marmot » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 am

Yes - everything everyone said previously. Don't be a stranger. Post more often.

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

Post by Valuethinker » Wed May 16, 2018 8:01 am

jack bogle wrote:
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
Dear Mr Bogle

Wishing you all the best. We know where each life ends, so what matters is the journey, and the people one meets on the way.

I feel privileged to have learned from your insights and writings and to have been part of this group, here.

Sincerely

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

Post by jharkin » Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 am

Wow, what a great thread.

Jack,
Sincere thanks to you for your life's work that has made my life, and I am sure the lives of many millions of others, immeasurably better.

Cheers! :beer

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

Post by infotrader » Wed May 16, 2018 10:57 am

Wow, surprised to see your post.
Happy birthday and look forward to your next book, Mr. Bogle!
Thank you again for your contribution to the financial life of millions of retail investors.

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

Post by Longtermgrowth » Wed May 16, 2018 3:48 pm

I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday! Thank you for everything you've done for investors!
It was both a shock and pleasure to see a post from the legend himself :D

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

Post by Good Listener » Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 pm

God bless you Jack.

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

Post by Pyrrho » Wed May 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Belated happy birthday wishes Mr. Bogle. Thank you so much for all of your work over the years!

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

Post by Swampy » Wed May 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Thank you, Mr. Bogle. I wish you the best for a healthy and peaceful life.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. | Failure is not an option. | If I have seen further, it is because I was carried on the shoulders of giants.

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

Post by Big Dog » Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 pm

Not sure I can ever express my appreciation for what Jack built. I was a BH before they even existed. Used to be with T. Rowe Price since I lived in Baltimore in the late 70's, and then I read an article about Jack and what he was trying to do. All the angst emanating from Wall Street about Jack back then had to be a good thing for me, right? I was hooked, and what few dollars I had went into the soon-to-be named (Vanguard) Index 500. (in my early 20's I could only afford to be a one-fund portfolio guy.)

"Fast forward" four decades later, and that small amount plus some IRA contributions and 401k rollovers and voila that fund -- now morphed into a 3-fund portfolio (Index 500 for posterity since I can't let it go, Total Stock and Total Bond) -- will carry me into retirement (as I was just laid off last week). And I will sleep well at night.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jack. There are just no words to describe your impact on little guys like me, who was born in the projects.

Happy (belated) Birthday.

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

Post by EDosi » Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Happy Birthday!

For all that you have done -- thank you, thank you..and thank you!

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

Post by oldcomputerguy » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 pm

I know I'm late to the party (pun intended), but please add my wishes for a happy birthday to those already expressed here.

Happy birthday, sir.
It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.

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

Post by SimplicityNow » Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm

Thanks for all you do and continue to do for the everyday investor.

Was a pleasure meeting you at the last conference and looking forward to listening to your words of wisdom again.

Be well!

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

Post by Jerry476 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:16 pm

Happy birthday, Jack.
Thank you for making it so simple. Three basic index funds. International capped at 10% (20% of equities). Go to sleep. Re-balance once a year. Count your money once in a while. No reason to read the market constantly. No reason to second guess your moves. No reason to follow all the so called experts who borrow your watch in order to tell you what time it is. Sit back and get rich. Compounding will take care of everything. Looking forward to your next birthday, Jack.

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

Post by Compound » Wed May 16, 2018 9:20 pm

Happy Birthday! Best wishes in the days, months, and years to come.

Thank you for all you’ve done for the common investor! I’m honored to call myself, with pride, a BOGLEhead and in doing so carry a small part of your legacy forward.

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

Post by gailcox » Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 pm

Happy Birthday Jack!
Am happy to hear you are on the mend and am looking forward to seeing you in October!

Gail

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

Post by sco » Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 pm

This is my new favorite thread...

Thank you Mr Bogle,
for everything..

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

Post by fsrph » Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 pm

Very Happy Birthday wishes to you Mr Bogle. I am so thankful that you set up Vanguard with low expense ratios to give the small investor a decent chance at accumulating wealth. Just want you to know there are countless people you helped by doing this. Wish I could see you at the Bogleheads annual gathering but I never could make reservations before it's sold out.

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

Post by MrJones » Thu May 17, 2018 6:43 am

Thank you Sir, for setting up Vanguard to be a brilliant, shining beacon of how to align corporate interests with the customer's interests.

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

Post by zaplunken » Thu May 17, 2018 7:44 am

Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle! It's such an honor to be able to address you here. As so many have said, you have made a profound difference in my and our lives. Wishing you many more years of life and happiness! :sharebeer

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

Post by 2pedals » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 am

Thank you so much Jack. You are a wonderful person and I respect you immensely.

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

Post by KingsBench » Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Mr. Bogle,

Happy Birthday! You are a great man.

I read your early books on mutual funds on the advice of a colleague in 1997. I was captivated by your ability to make such common sense about a complicated subject (complicated to me). I immediately gave your books to the Financial Director of our Family, my wife, who read them and immediately pulled our Family Fortune, such as it was, out of Merrill Lynch and opened our accounts at Vanguard.

This was all a turning point in our lives, a financial turning point which, I might add, enhances our Marital Bliss.

Thank you Mr. Bogle, and may you continue to lead the way as the voice of reason and conscience in the financial industry.

KingsBench

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

Post by abuss368 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 pm

jack bogle wrote:
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
Mr Bogle -

Are are an inspiration to us all. Please stay healthy and continue to fight the good fight! I can never say or express enough in terms of saying "thank you" for making sure the little guy earns their fair share of market returns!

I can not wait to read your next book! I have all of them on my book shelf and refer to them many times. I have learned so much.

Best wishes.
John C. Bogle: "You simply do not need to put your money into 8 different mutual funds!" | | Disclosure: Three Fund Portfolio + U.S. & International REITs

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

Post by workoutexcite » Thu May 17, 2018 10:35 pm

Thank you Sir.

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

Post by RDP » Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle! You have touched many lives in a positive way.

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

Post by international001 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 pm

You can't beat the market, but the market beats because of you!

Keep in good health!

For your 90th, any chance to get some more of those boggle heads? I'd love to show them to my kids.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8

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

Post by davidkw » Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 pm

I will get the book The Songs I Sang Will Still Be Sung as soon as it comes out! Looking forward to it!!!
David | | From Jack Brennan's "Straight Talk on Investing", page 23 "Living below your means is the ultimate financial strategy"

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