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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:
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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 NEWS

Vanguard News

Vanguard's first tax-exempt index fund with an exchange-traded fund (ETF) share class is now available.
If you're watching the recent market correction and wondering what to do, consider learning how to cope with volatility instead of changing your financial plan. Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind.
Twenty-four Vanguard equity index funds are now distributing dividends quarterly instead of annually.
What's left to do before sending your child off to college?
Are you taking action to save or agreeing to save in the future? A recent study suggests there's a connection between the structure of the language we speak and our willingness to save. Here are some tips that might help you overcome the language barrier and save more.

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 FEATURED BLOG

Mike Piper - Oblivious Investor

On Monday, I shared my thoughts on how to respond to a bad day or week in the stock market. Naturally, countless other financial publications have written about similar topics over the last couple of weeks. Here are a few of my favorite such articles: How Emotion Hurts Stock Returns from Justin Wolfers How to Overcome a […]
On Thursday the U.S. stock market (as measured by Vanguard’s Total Stock Market ETF) went down by 2.17%. And on Friday it went down by 2.88%. The week’s market performance (down approximately 5.5% in total) has received quite a bit of news coverage, and if my email inbox and Facebook feed are any indication, many people are nervous […]
This week, I particularly enjoyed a piece from Morningstar’s John Rektenthaler discussing some positive, investor-driven changes that have occurred in the mutual fund industry over the last few decades. Mutual Funds Are (Mostly) Getting Better from John Rekenthaler Investing Articles Stocks for the Long Run? from Allan Roth Writing Tuition Checks? Check Your Asset Allocation from Dan […]
A reader writes in, asking: “I saw an article on your blog about passive funds beating active ones. But then why do Jack Bogle and Rick Ferri use the actively managed Vanguard funds? For example, wouldn’t a muni ETF be a better option if it beats the active manager 95% of the time? I’m a full […]
With regard to Monday’s article (about Social Security strategies for couples with very similar primary insurance amounts), an astute reader pointed out that I made a mistake. Specifically, I neglected to take into account how the analysis changes when the two spouses have different full retirement ages due to being born in different years. (You […]

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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.