Diogenes wrote:I have a suggestion for a new forum in the main menu. This forum could be titled 'Bogleheads and Retirement' or similar. I know many of these issues are covered perhaps in different places on BH.org, however I think it would be useful to have a separate forum category along with the other six.
I think the BH philosophy would be very useful to those of us in that category,or approaching, and the outlook on various specific investing and financial issues of concern to this growing group would be very helpful. We could also benefit from sage advice from those already there. Other boards out there for this group and those planning for retirement tend not to be a fiscally educated as the BH's, in my opinion. I think many others who are looking for a place to go would appreciate also. BH.org is the gold standard out there.
I sent a PM to Alex, however I see he has not been on for awhile.
gwrvmd wrote:A problem would be many of the threads on here are about tax deferred investing. Are the topics on IRA, 403(b) an 401(k) plans Person Investing or Retirement Investing?...Gordon
Default User BR wrote:What is the purpose? Are people not getting answers to retirement-oriented questions?
People have enough trouble getting their posts into the correct forum as it is. Adding another is unlikely to help that.
bertilak wrote:Lots (nearly all) the advice on this forum is all about how to save and invest in the many years PRIOR TO for retirement. As a recent retiree (now almost three years) I had no clue that things were different AFTER retirement. I think this is a very important aspect of investing that gets lost in the blizzard of advice that is either irrelevant or sometimes actually harmful to a retiree.
Default User BR wrote:Have you had trouble getting answers to questions? While the threads on a forum might be predominantly geared to accumulation, as long as ones that aren't get sufficient attention, I don't see the need.
LadyGeek wrote:Sorry, there won't be another forum as stated by the site owner, Alex Frakt here: Re: We need a new forum just for retirement issues
The problem with tagging posts is that you need to be knowledgeable about the subject, then determine how many categories it could possibly fit in. Also consider that every person has a different idea about what should be tagged. I don't see this as being efficient.
As Default User BR points out - we already have more than enough work to keep the threads in the few existing forums that we have. For example, asking about home repair in the Personal Finance forum.
What will work is to have clear thread title. For example: "Help with retirement" isn't clear, but "When should I take Social Security?" is clear.
bertilak wrote:It's more a matter of knowing that there are questions that need asking.
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