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Welcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative enterprise by members of the Bogleheads Community. The Bogleheads' approach to investing begins with an investor deciding on percentage allocations to various asset classes, such as U.S. stocks, international stocks, U.S. bonds, and cash. The desired allocations are then implemented using low-cost vehicles which are true to the targeted asset classes. Tax costs are carefully considered, influencing decisions as to what investments to place in taxable versus tax-advantaged accounts. Bogleheads emphasize regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan regardless of market conditions. Information relevant to the group's core beliefs is available in the Bogleheads' investment philosophy.

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Getting started:
OverviewBogleheads® investment philosophyInvestingPersonal finance Planning for retirement
Financial planning:
Asset allocation Charitable giving Education savingsEstate planning Health savings accounts International domiciles Personal finance Tax considerations
Asset classes Alternate asset classes Bonds CDs Indexing International stocks Exchange-traded funds Money markets Mutual funds Portfolios Real estate Risk management (portfolio) Stocks (US) Vanguard
Retirement planning:
Annuities Employer provided retirement plans IRAs Portfolio withdrawals Retirement spending Social Security
Reference material:
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Vanguard News

Use this overview of the share classes available from Vanguard to help decide which is right for you. All the options provide broad diversification of holdings, expert management, and low costs.
In the most recent Vanguard fund reports, which cover the six months ended May 31, 2015, our fund managers discussed the economic climate and outlook for the U.S. economy and the possibility of a Fed interest rate hike.
Peter Westaway, Vanguard's chief economist, Europe, offers his perspective on the situation in Greece and its potential effects on the world's economies and financial markets.
'Kiplinger's Personal Finance' magazine selected 6 Vanguard exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for its first ever "Kiplinger's ETF 20" list, published in the magazine's September 2015 issue.
The first half of 2015 saw continued progress for the U.S. economy while the global economic picture was less encouraging. In this recent webcast, Vanguard Chief Global Economist Joe Davis discussed the current state of the U.S. and global economies along with Vanguard's outlook for the remainder of 2015.

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Bill Schultheis - The Coffeehouse Investor

This month in 425 Business magazine, Bill contemplates if one fund such as a target date fund could honor the three Coffeehouse principles.
“The good news: Out of the third-worst bear market in history, the stock market soared. The bad news: Investors who abandoned their long-term investment plan in favor of reentering the stock market at the "right time" likely lost money on their equity investments and missed out on the opportunity to participate in the recovery.”
There will come a time when we will be forced to quit working – hopefully by choice. If not, we will eventually be pushed out of the workforce because physically our tired bodies cannot keep up, our competition is fiercer and faster, or our employer deems we are a “liability” to the establishment.
“When we look around the world there is so much good work to be done, and it is a tragedy that so much mental energy is wasted trying to “beat the market.” Bill Schultheis - The Coffeehouse Investor
When you complicate things, confusion and poor decision making often follows. The same idea can be said for investing. The more complicated jargon Wall Street uses, the more confused investors become.

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Our Canadian sister site, Financial Webring Forum, has a similar focus, many like-minded members, and may be of interest as well. Be sure to visit their Canadian-focused investing wiki, finiki.