Mel Lindauer, CFS, WMS, (Daytona Beach Shores, FL) 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 46,000 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
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
- Forbes.com profile: Mel Lindauer.
Mel Lindauer was a biweekly column appearing in Forbes magazine online from November 27, 2009 through December 17, 2010. Starting on December 31, 2010, Forbes replaced the article series with a blog.
Historical Bogleheads View articles can be viewed online at Forbes.com: The Bogleheads' View
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|2010-9-24||Three Money Lessons From Teenagers||Teaching Children About Money||Laura Dogu||Saving|
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|2010-8-13||The Truth About Equity-Indexed Annuities||Annuities||Mel Lindauer||Equity Indexed-Annuities|
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|2010-7-16||Fixed Deferred Annuities: CDs With Gotchas||Annuities||Mel Lindauer||Fixed Deferred Annuities|
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|2010-5-7||The Key To Tax-Efficient Investing: Asset Location||Asset Location||Laura Dogu||Taxable Accounts|
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|2010-2-26||Let Us Buy More I Bonds||I Bonds||Mel Lindauer||I Bonds|
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|2009-12-18||The Key To Investing Success: Start With A Plan||Investment Policy Statement||Laura Dogu||Investment Planning|
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|2009-11-30||Last Minute Roth Opportunity||No RMD in 2009 Presents a Roth Conversion Opportunity||Mel Lindauer||Retirement|
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