Mel Lindauer
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Mel Lindauer

A Forbes.com columnist, Mel Lindauer, CFS, WMS, was dubbed "The Prince of the Bogleheads" by Jack Bogle. He currently serves as President of The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. He's also a moderator and forum leader of the Bogleheads forum at bogleheads.org and of its predecessor forum at Morningstar. He's made more than 45,000 posts on the two forums.

A Marine veteran, he started investing in the late '60s and has first-hand experience with both bull and bear markets. Together with co-author Taylor Larimore, he initiated and continues to organize the grassroots Bogleheads annual Conferences.

He's been quoted in a number of newspapers and national magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, US News & World Report, Investment News, The Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. He's also appeared on CNN-fn. In March of 2012, he was honored by Money Magazine as one of its "Everyday Heroes" for his work in investor education.

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

He was elected to the Daytona Beach Shores FL City Council in 2016.

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

He attended Delaware County Community College and Temple University and earned his degree in Business Management.

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