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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.

The wiki is a valuable reference resource for investors. Anyone can read the wiki. If you would like to edit it, you must first join the Bogleheads forum. Then, please send a private message requesting access, and you will quickly be made an editor. Information on editing the wiki is available on the left sidebar of every wiki page. Suggestions are welcome by posting in Suggestions for the Wiki

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:
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:
Acronyms Blogs (The) Bogleheads® Books and authors Financial theory Financial websites FAQs Glossary Google Docs spreadsheets Resources and links


Vanguard News

The Federal Reserve this week maintained its positive view of the U.S. economy, although some recently released data were softer than expected.
If you're age 50 or older, you have an additional opportunity to save more in a tax-advantaged IRA—"catch up" contributions. Catch-ups let you save up to $1,000 more of your earned income in your IRA. For 2014 and 2015 that's a total of $6,500.
Morningstar has named PRIMECAP Management Company the Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year.
Nearly four out of every ten U.S. households own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Are they maximizing their IRA contributions and what are the trends around IRA use? Each month Vanguard researchers analyze the trends to see if these investors are taking full advantage of the opportunities available to build a bigger retirement portfolio.
Find out why funds that contain a mix of stocks and bonds can benefit you and help you avoid the trap of 'extreme' allocations.

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Bill Schultheis - The Coffeehouse Investor

Interesting article on the history of bull and bear markets and the proven theory that the market may be more fruitful than realized. Forbes contributor Robert Lenzer gives us a lesson in stock market history and the surprising findings. Looking back since 1920, bull markets lasted 97 months on average compared to bear markets average duration of 18 months. This fact alone […]
We are back! Join Bill in our first webinar of the year as he discusses the Coffeehouse Investor portfolio in today's current financial climate.
It is the new year and you have cleaned out your closet, your pantry, and perhaps scribbled a few resolutions to conquer this year. However, have you addressed your financial corner?
Saving for retirement should be considered like death and taxes. As Ben Franklin puts it, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” He’s right but perhaps we should be adding “retirement savings” to that statement.
It is the quiet before the resolution storm, it is the aftermath of holiday madness, it is the week where the days become jumbled, schools are closed, schedules are erratic and if we eat another piece of Christmas candy/cookies/fruit cakes (insert as needed) we might just burst.

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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.