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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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Bogleheads® author blogs

Jim Dahle (a.k.a. EmergDoc, for medical professionals)

The White Coat Investor - Helping those who wear the white coat get a "fair shake"

My monthly post at Physician’s Money Digest is a quick look at some easy ways to have higher investment returns than you may currently be enjoying. Little of it should be news for the advanced readers, but the lessons are timeless and incredibly useful if you’re a rookie investor. Here’s an excerpt: Most investors, physician or otherwise, need relatively high returns in order to achieve their financial goals. However, many experts feel the returns of … Continue reading
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Lawrence B. Keller, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, a paid advertiser on this site, although this is not a paid post. In this post, he discusses a topic many of us have wondered about when we found out that our disability policies had a limitation on disabilities due to psychiatric and neurologic diseases. Enjoy!] One of the biggest differences in disability insurance policies today is how claims for mental/nervous … Continue reading
I write a lot about student loan refinancing. I know some long term readers, especially those who don’t have student loans any more are probably sick of it. Frankly, it was a big pain for me to learn about student loan management myself, since I never really had any significant loans. But I keep writing about it for a few reasons. First, it is immensely important to many readers. My email box and blog comments … Continue reading
I had a request recently to do a post on Roth Conversions. As many times as I have mentioned them on this site, I’ve never really written a post specifically about them. They’re not particularly complicated, however, the decision about whether or not to do one and how much to convert absolutely can be. How to Do a Roth Conversion Step 1 – Transfer money from your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Step 2 … Continue reading
[Editor’s Note: This guest post is from John Lim, MD. He sent me this email: “I’m a radiologist practicing in Newport Beach, California in a group of about 30 radiologists.  I had no prior financial background and basically taught myself finance since beginning in private practice in 2002.  I love finance and sometimes wonder if it was my true calling.  I have no websites or books to sell or advertise.  I serve as a trustee … Continue reading

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Laura Dogu

Laura Dogu is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on

Laura Dogu, Mel Lindauer: The Bogleheads - Advice Inspired by Jack Bogle

On the forum, we’re constantly faced with questions from investors who want to start investing, but are concerned about the list of mediocre high-cost funds available to them. They want to know if they should contribute or simply skip investing in their 401k. Our answer: “It all depends.” SOME CONSIDERATIONS Does the company provide […]
After the good stock market returns of the past six years, where the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 has more than tripled, many investors may well find that their portfolios now contain a much larger percentage of equities than they originally determined they were comfortable with. As a result, now might be the ideal […]
On February 19th, the forum will celebrate its eighth birthday. What an amazing trip it’s been! BACKGROUND  The website was originally set up and funded by two long-time Bogleheads, Alex Frakt and Larry Auton. For several years, the site served as a front-end index for the old Vanguard Diehards forum at .com. was […]
On behalf of the entire Bogleheads Community, I’d like to wish each and every one of our readers all the very best in this holiday season.  For now, I’ll leave you with some steps you can take in the New Year that can help lead to your financial success.  Obviously, these steps can only come […]
Because I was one of the most vocal supporters of I when they were first introduced, I’m often asked for my thoughts on today’s I Bond offerings. The most common question I get is “Are today’s I a good investment?” While we can reminisce about the “good old days” when  one could purchase up to […]

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Rick Ferri

Rick Ferri Blog

What are you doing in this market environment? I’ve been asked this question thousands of times, in all market environments. It’s a difficult question because it’s natural to want to do something useful today in preparation for what is to come tomorrow. But today’s market environment may not be tomorrow’s, and if we don’t know [...]
Mutual fund rating services divide mutual funds into categories based on their investment style. This helps investors compare the performance of one style to another and helps them compare the performance of individual funds in a particular style. While useful in many ways, this methodology can also create the illusion of superior performance when none [...]
For as long as I have followed Vanguard Group founder and former CEO John Bogle, he has never embraced investing in foreign stocks. “I wouldn’t invest outside the U.S.” he said during an interview with Carla Fried for Bloomberg Business. “If someone wants to invest 20 percent or less of their portfolio outside the U.S., [...]
The Big Apple is the famous nickname for New York City. It was made popular in the 1920s by John J. Fitz Gerald, a writer for the Morning Telegraph. The name was also popular with jazz musicians in the 1930s and ‘40s who coveted gigs in posh Manhattan nightclubs. Most people still associate The Big [...]
Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve has essentially said so. They just haven’t said exactly when or by how much. Are you afraid of higher interest rates? If so, what you fear is probably the potential bad side. While they may have a dampening effect, there also are some silver linings to be [...]

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Mel Lindauer

Mel Lindauer is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on The Bogleheads® View RSS feed is listed above.

Mike Piper

Mike Piper - Oblivious Investor

In Social Security discussions, it’s very common to see people protest the idea of waiting until 70 to file for benefits, with the reason that they want to spend more money in the early part of retirement than in the later part of retirement. As Allan Roth explains this week, that’s the wrong way to look at the […]
A reader writes in, asking: “If I plan to retire well before age 59.5, should I still be contributing to my 401-K? In case it matters, I am in my late 20′s and the goal is to retire around age 40.” For a few reasons, even if you plan to prior to age 59.5, it is still […]
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 […]

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Allan Roth

Bill Schultheis

Bill Schultheis - The Coffeehouse Investor

With the recent retirement of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show, we thought we would share a small part of his volatile interview in 2009 with Wall Street guru, Jim Cramer.
In light of the recent economic turmoil in Greece and China, Bill sheds some light on a few common sense strategies to embrace. He reminds investors that it is really “all about the checkbook” and has little to do with European or Asian markets.

The Coffeehouse Investor book, page 115

“When is enough enough? In dealing with this sensitive topic of finding a balance in a country that promotes abundance of consumption, I am drawn to the first verse of “The Spell of the Yukon” in a poetry book by Rober Service that I take with me when climbing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
This month in 425 Business magazine, Bill contemplates if one fund such as a target date fund could honor the three Coffeehouse principles.
“The good news: Out of the third-worst bear market in history, the stock market soared. The bad news: Investors who abandoned their long-term investment plan in favor of reentering the stock market at the "right time" likely lost money on their equity investments and missed out on the opportunity to participate in the recovery.”

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Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

TFB - The Finance Buff

Vanguard and Fidelity offer premium customer service and perks to investors with larger accounts.
Card-linked offers such as AmEx Offers and BankAmeriDeals provide savings opportunities. Here's the best way to use them.
2016 contribution and income limits for 401k, 403b, 457, SIMPLE, and Traditional and Roth IRA.
Staying in a job you love after you reach financial independence provides great satisfaction and the financial means for all the luxuries you feel guilty about.
Many people misinterpreted The Millionaire Next Door book. The book didn't say what people think it said.

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Academic blogs

Wade Pfau

Retirement Researcher Blog by Wade Pfau

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