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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:
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Financial planning:
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Investing:
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Retirement planning:
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Reference material:
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 NEWS

Vanguard News

As temperatures rise across the United States with the onset of spring, the nation's economic data show green shoots of growth following a harsh winter.
Though ETFs have been on the investment scene for some time, they remain a mystery to many investors. In this live webcast, Vanguard investment experts Joel Dickson and James Rowley dispelled some of the myths about ETFs, detailed how they work, and explained how ETFs can be part of a low-cost indexing strategy for any investor.
Bonds can be a great investment if you're looking to balance the volatility of stocks in your 529 portfolio. But what should you do when bonds fail to produce a positive return?
Financial markets and Vanguard offices in the U.S. and other countries will be closed on Friday, April 18, for the Good Friday holiday. Transaction requests we receive after the markets close on Thursday will be processed with Monday's trade date and share prices.
Chris Philips, senior analyst in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, discusses the global financial markets and events that are contributing to market volatility.

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 FEATURED BLOG

Laura Dogu, Mel Lindauer: The Bogleheads - Advice Inspired by Jack Bogle

On February 19th, the Bogleheads.org forum will celebrate its seventh birthday. What an amazing trip it’s been! BACKGROUND The website was originally set up and funded by two long-time Bogleheads, Alex Frakt and Larry Auton. For several years, the site served as a front-end index for the old Vanguard Diehards forum at .com. Bogleheads.org was [...]
On January 25th, Taylor Larimore, who Jack Bogle dubbed “The King of the Bogleheads” turned 90. Taylor, a decorated World War II paratrooper, was in the Battle of the Bulge and is a member of “The Greatest Generation.” In 1998, Taylor was one of the founders of the Bogleheads community at the Vanguard Diehards forum [...]
For investors who prefer paper I Bonds to the electronic I Bonds issued via TreasuryDirect, there’s still a back-door option that allows you to purchase an additional $5,000 in paper I Bonds per tax return per year.
Two steps forward and one step back.  That’s the stock market for you.  It’s a dance all new investors need to learn because it affects the portion of your portfolio that you have allocated to common stocks. Two steps forward and one step back.  The stock market has been dancing to that tune ever since [...]
Today’s guest columnist is author Bill Schultheis. The beat goes on.  Corporate America continues its relentless shift away from defined benefit plans and toward defined contributions in helping workers prepare for retirement. Recently, American auto maker Chrysler announced it was going to freeze its pension plan for about 8,000 workers, transferring them to a defined [...]

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