Mel Lindauer

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Mel Lindauer
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Born June 22, 1938
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Alma mater DCCC and Temple University
Occupation Author, Daytona Beach Shores city councilman
Organization The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy
Notable work The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
Website The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy

Mel Lindauer is a reading list author

Mel Lindauer CFS, WMS, (Daytona Beach Shores, FL)[note 1] was dubbed "The Prince of the Bogleheads" by Jack Bogle. He's one of the leaders of the Bogleheads forums, where he and Taylor have combined to contribute an incredible 85,000 posts, helping investors learn the Boglehead way to invest.

A Marine veteran, he started investing in the late '60s and has first-hand experience with both bull and bear markets.

Together with Taylor, he initiated and continues to organize the grassroots Bogleheads' annual meetings. He's been quoted in a number of newspapers and national magazines and has appeared on CNN-fn. He was selected as one of Money Magazine's everyday heroes in it's March 2012 issue.

Retired since 1997, he was founder and former CEO of a successful graphic arts company in the Philadelphia area for 30 years. Since retirement, he has earned credentials as a Certified Fund Specialist from the Institute of Business and Finance and as a Wealth Management Specialist from Kaplan College.

He also holds commercial and flight instructor licenses, and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of his former home state of Kentucky.

— Taken from Page 294 of The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

In 2010, Lindauer helped create the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Lindauer serves as the voluntary president of the Center.[1]

Lindauer was elected to the Daytona Beach Shores city council and was sworn in on November 15, 2016.[2]


Along with Jack Bogle, Taylor Larimore and Laura Dogu, Mel was honored by being selected as one of Money Magazine's everyday heroes in the magazine's March 2012 issue: Champions of the small investor


  1. CFS - Certified Fund Specialist , WMS - Wealth Management Specialist. See: Understanding Professional Designations

See also


  1. FAQ, The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy.
  2. Council Member Mel Lindauer,

External links



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