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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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TFB - The Finance Buff

Bonds had surprisingly good returns in the first half of 2014. However, you are still better off in CDs.
Review online investment management services by Wealthfront, Betterment, and Personal Capital. How do these compare with a target date fund from Vanguard?
Interesting tidbits from a Vanguard report covering 3 million 401k participants. See where you stand.
A mortgage is a negative bond. Buying stocks while having a mortgage is the same as buying stocks on margin. So is buying stocks while renting.
If you get something for free it's the same as income only if you'd pay the cash price anyway. If you are paying up front, it's just a different way to pay for an expense.

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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.