Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Dear Mel,

Happy, Happy Birthday to you, my dear friend. 🎊🍰🎁🎂❤️💥🎉🎈

I hope you're having a wonderful day with your family and friends, and that all your birthday wishes come true. I wish the Boglettes, and I could be there to sing, "Happy Birthday to You."

Here's a little poem I wrote and posted for you a few years ago for Valentines Day:

You know there's Mel Lindauer -
Always our man of the hour,
Taught us of "I" Bonds -
Of which we've grown fond,
And compounding interest power!

With love, and admiration,

Kathleen
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Happy Birthday Mel!
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Happy Birthday, Mel.

And a big THANK-YOU too.
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Thanks for the birthday wishes Kathleen and everyone.
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Happy birthday, Bond, Mel I Bond! :D
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Happy Birthday Mel. Many best wishes and may you celebrate many more birthdays.
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Happy Birthday Mel. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to the forum
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Happy birthday, Mel! Thank you for sharing your expertise with all of us! :sharebeer
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WOW, that's a nice number. Happy Birthday to you!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Bogleheads:

Mel and I met and became friends on the old Morningstar Vanguard Diehard Forum. We decided to hold the first Bogleheads Conference in my condominium in Miami Florida to which all Bogleheads (then called Diehards) were invited. This is how Mel described that first meeting in the "Bogleheads' Guide to the Three Fund Portfolio book:
"Jack Bogle responded to a Thanksgiving 1999 post he saw on the forum, asking if there were any interest in getting together with him for a day at a non-resort location. Of course there was, so Taylor and I decided to have our first-ever Boglehead's get-together with Jack in Miami, where he was to be the keynote speaker at the 2001 Miami Herald Making Money seminar. That event, held in Taylor and Pat's bayside condominium, turned into an almost-annual conference with Jack Bogle as the guest of honor. Subsequent everts were held in Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Washington, D.D., San Diego, and Dallas/Ft. worth.

Because of concerns about his health, we decided to minimize Jack's travel, so we've held all subsequent events in Philadelphia."
Mel and I have remained very close friends even winning a Biscayne Bay Sailing Regatta together. His contributions to the Bogleheads' Forum and "The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy" are immense.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEL!

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Happy Birthday Mel. whenever I see your name you know what comes to mind

Mel's unloved mid Caps! Spell check ugh

Thank you for your contributions.
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Happy birthday, Mel!
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Mel, and best wishes for many more birthdays to come!

You have been a wonderful torch-bearer for Mr. Bogle's investing philosophy and consistent, solid help for my family finances, and I am very grateful. Moreover, without your tremendous work and personal effort, the Bogleheads forum would not be where it is today, plus for 18 years you coordinated and lead the most remarkable Bogleheads Conferences, no small feat. 8-)

A big Thank You and Happy Birthday :D

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Thank you for all you have taught us and continue to teach (go I-bonds!). Happy birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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I’m always honored when you join our local Boglehead meeting via Zoom. I feel like I’m in the presence of Royalty —- Boglehead Royalty.

Happy birthday Mel. And many more to come.
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Happy Birthday, Mel, and thanks!
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Happy Birthday Mel - it's a pleasure to work with you!

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Happy Birthday Mel….wishing you many more!

Thanks for all you (and the other mods) do to keep the wheels turning.

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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Some say happy birthday, others say happy anniversary of your 39th birthday. :wink:

Whichever it is, I hope it’s a great one.

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Happy birthday, Mel! Thank you so much for your generosity and for educating us. You have helped make my life financially more secure. My hero!
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^^^^^^^^^^^^
Wow, I'm humbled by all the kind remarks.

It's been a real labor of love and a true pleasure working with our friend and mentor, Jack Bogle, Taylor and all the other Bogleheads who have contributed to make this such a very special Community. This is our way of "giving back" to help others get started on the right path to financial success early and avoid all the mistakes many of us made as young investors.

Thanks, again, for all the birthday wishes.
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Late to the party but the sun is still up on the pacific coast, so Happy Birthday Mel, thanks for all the knowledge you have shared over the years, and looking forward to many more birthdays ahead.
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Happy Birthday, Mel: You truly are The Prince of the Bogleheads.
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book lover wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:39 am Happy Birthday, Mel: You truly are The Prince of the Bogleheads.
I wear that crown proudly, but only because it was bestowed on me by none other than my friend and mentor, Jack Bogle. Otherwise, I don't consider myself very "princely".
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Happy Birthday Mel, thanks so much for everything you do here!
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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What a great thread!

Feliz Cumpleaños to you, Mel, from this side of the Atlantic.

With much appreciation for all your contributions to the Boglehead community!
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Happy Birthday Mel! I think of you every time I check my I Bonds and see the 3.4 and 3.6% real rates. The gift that keeps on giving
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Mitchell777 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:37 pm Happy Birthday Mel! I think of you every time I check my I Bonds and see the 3.4 and 3.6% real rates. The gift that keeps on giving
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Glad you're enjoying some of those 13+% returns on those good old fixed rate I Bonds. I ate my own cooking and backed up the truck, so I'm enjoying those 11-13+% returns along with you.
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Re: Happy Birthday To Mel Lindauer - June 22, 2022

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Happy Birthday, my friend.
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Jazzman wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:52 pm Happy Birthday, my friend.
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Thanks, Jesse. Always nice to see your name on a post, my friend.
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