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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
Investing:
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Retirement planning:
Annuities Employer provided retirement plans IRAs Portfolio withdrawals Retirement spending Social Security
Reference material:
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