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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

This series from Vanguard offers tips to help you keep your financial well-being high on your list of priorities.
In this series from Vanguard, get financial planning and investing tips for your work life.
As year-end draws nigh, here are a few steps you can take to prepare for the tax season ahead.
Vanguard's economic team shares its summary of projections about the various market and economic events the coming year may bring, plus the challenges and opportunities for investors.
Each year, more Vanguard investors make backdoor contributions. Over time, the tax benefit should prove well worth the additional step.

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 FEATURED BLOG

Mike Piper - Oblivious Investor

As of this week, both houses of Congress have passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which retroactively extends several different tax breaks that had expired at the end of 2013. (Now, they expire at the end of 2014.) Among the extended tax breaks are the exclusion for “qualified charitable distributions” from IRAs, the tuition […]
A reader writes in, asking: “What do you think of an Energy Mutual Fund such as Vanguard’s Energy Fund for a 3-5% position within one’s stock portfolio at this time? Some investors such as Buffet have suggested that the time to invest in markets when there is “blood in the streets”, and there is crying […]
I read this week that Vanguard’s new “Personal Advisor Services” program (which provides asset management, a basic financial plan, and the ability to contact a CFP with any questions for a cost of 0.3% per year) has been gathering assets more quickly than the start-up companies in the robo-advisor space. Perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise, […]
A reader writes in, asking “On the Bogleheads forum I see people recommending the ‘three fund portfolio’ with Total Stock Market, Total International Stock, and Total Bond Market funds. But I never see something this basic anywhere else. Elsewhere, I see portfolios recommended that include many more funds or articles recommending the new and improved types of index […]
With the end of the year closing in, I enjoyed seeing an article on Vanguard’s website from Maria Bruno (a CFP in their Investment Counseling & Research group) giving several good tips relating to required minimum distributions (RMDs). It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like RMD Season from Vanguard’s Maria Bruno Investing Articles Your Bond Income Could Be […]

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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.