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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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If you see content in need of improvement, or a new page that should be written, please become an editor so that you can contribute to the site. In particular, if you find yourself writing a reply to a forum question that you've seen before, please instead create a wiki page with the answer, and reply on the forum with a link and a quote of your text. That way, the Bogleheads Community both preserves our knowledge base and makes it more accessible, particularly to those using search engines.

Getting started:
OverviewBogleheads® investment philosophyInvestingPersonal finance Planning for retirement
Financial planning:
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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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 NEWS

Vanguard News

In these highlights from a podcast, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group Senior Analyst Brian Wimmer demonstrates how a buy-and-hold strategy can help investors increase their potential returns.
In this Global Macro Matters article, our researchers analyze oil-price movements and their effect on the global economy.
Understanding the global economy helps put market movements into context. Here researchers from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group examine the economic trends that impact the investing environment.
The IRS has announced that beginning January 1, 2015, you'll be limited to only one IRA-to-IRA rollover within a 365-day period, no matter how many IRAs you have.
If you tied the knot in 2014, you and your spouse have several decisions to make before filing your taxes. The information here may help give you a smoother tax-filing experience.

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 FEATURED BLOG

Mike Piper - Oblivious Investor

Your marginal tax rate (and, in many cases, how you expect your marginal tax rate to change over time) is a critical factor in tax planning decisions. One thing that married couples often fail to consider in their planning is that, in the majority of cases, after one spouse dies, the widow/widower’s marginal tax rate will be greater than […]
No matter how confident you are in your employer’s prospects, it’s generally a bad idea to hold a significant portion of your portfolio in your employer’s stock, if you have a choice in the matter. As Ron Lieber reminds us this week, investing heavily in the stock of your employer puts you in a position where not […]
A reader writes in, asking: “Regarding Roth conversions, is it worth it to convert, putting yourself in pretty high tax brackets if you have a lot to convert? Second is it worthwhile to do some converting when the result would likely still leave you with heavy RMD’s and 85% of SS taxed, nullifying some of […]
Over the last few weeks, I’ve repeatedly received questions (and seen similar questions on the Bogleheads forum) about whether it’s worth ditching international stocks entirely, given their poor performance over the last several years relative to U.S. stocks. In short, my answer is that that’s the opposite of what most investors should be doing right […]
A reader writes in, asking: “I understand that a bond’s price goes up when interest rates go down and vice versa. Do interest rates usually move together with all rates going up by roughly the same amount? And if not, which interest rate is it that determines bond prices? Federal funds rate? Treasury bond rates? Other??” Firstly, interest […]

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SISTER SITES


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.