I attended my first Bogleheads conference six years ago, at a hotel in Pennsylvania. As a journalist, I’ve attended some pretty wacky “fan” events in my time — conventions for old TVs shows, Elvis festivals and the like.
But a conference to celebrate the life and work of an octogenarian businessman? No wonder I arrived for my first interaction with the Bogleheads with a degree of nervous curiosity.
I needn’t have worried. Bogleheads are some of the smartest, friendliest people I know, united in their admiration for the late indexing advocate Jack Bogle and his philosophy on life, business and investing. I say their admiration, but I really mean our, because from that day on I’ve always considered myself one of their number.
It was therefore a huge honour when Rick Ferri, my new colleague here at TEBI, invited me to be a guest on his Bogleheads on Investing podcast. Interviewed on the same episode is Debbie Fuhr, whose knowledge and understanding of the ETF industry is possibly unrivalled around the world.
Enjoy the podcast, and if you haven’t yet discovered the Bogleheads website, do take a look. It’s a wealth of useful information, and not just on investing. It’s also absolutely free.
Listen to the podcast here:
A brief footnote. There are several countries outside the US with their own Bogleheads chapter. But, strangely enough, there isn’t yet one in the UK. Given how proud Jack was of his Scottish roots, it really is time we put that right. If you’d like to be involved in a UK chapter, please express an interest via the bogleheads.org, or just drop a line to me or Rick. Let’s make this happen.