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I nominate John Greaney for The Feste Award.

Member Name: Intercst

I heartily agree.

Over two years ago, I was searching the internet for information about retiring early, and I came across John's web site, From there, The Motley Fool's Retire Early Home Page board was only a click away, and I've been here every day since, and---more importantly---so has John.

Not only did he develop a web site to educate and encourage those who want to retire early, John continues to post pertinent information and eagerly answers even the simplest questions.

Early on, his posts managed to attract a key set of members with a wealth of experience that really got the board rolling. These luminaries, like John, continue to contribute on a daily basis, and over 54,000 posts can't be wrong.

Later, after stocks declined and many people's portfolios were impacted, John's research and postings on safe retirement rates convinced many to resist panicking and concentrate on the long-term picture.

At a time when he was taking public criticism for these long-term views, he could have just disappeared, but instead John chose to defend his positions, and continue being the board's greatest contributor.

Through The Motley Fool, John convinced me to take the plunge into early retirement, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it ever since.

I hope TMF thoroughly recognizes John for all he has done.
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