The Wiki has a new look

In collaboration with our sister Canadian wiki, finiki, the Canadian financial wiki, we are launching both a new “look” and new Main Page. We follow Wikipedia for both software and policy. Wikipedia has announced a new look here and we are following likewise. Our new Main Page Our Main Page has undergone a major redesign … Read more

The Bogleheads Conference is Back in 2022!

(This blog post was originally published March 2, 2022. It has been updated to reflect that registration is now open.) The Bogle Center Board has made the following announcement in the Bogleheads forum: We are pleased to open registration for the new and expanded 2022 BOGLEHEADS ANNUAL CONFERENCE! October 12 – 14, 2022Oak Brooks Hills … Read more

Bogleheads now on YouTube

The Bogleheads are now on YouTube. See: Bogleheads As some members already know, the Bogleheads local and virtual chapters have been recording their virtual Zoom meetings. Those meetings are published on YouTube, but are done so in way that keeps them from appearing in the Google search engine (“Unlisted”). You could only find the video … Read more

Welcome home,

I am delighted to announce that we have moved the server into luxurious accommodations in one of the finest hosting facilities in the world. It now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, under the auspices of SWITCH.COM. If computers had a heaven, it would look like this facility. Rejoice! – Larry Auton, co-founder of … Read more

There’s a spreadsheet for that

Taking charge of your finances is a life-long skill well worth learning. From keeping within a budget to managing your investments and loans; understanding a few basic concepts will put you in the driver’s seat. You need a tool to use those concepts. In the world of personal finance, spreadsheets are the tool of choice. Although Microsoft Excel is the industry standard, there’s a free tool available that works in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux: LibreOffice Calc

If you’ve never used a spreadsheet before, don’t be intimidated. Start with something simple and work towards more complicated topics. Take your time. The spreadsheets below were developed by members of the Bogleheads community.

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Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio

Let’s start with Harry Browne’s own words:

Harry Browne (1933 -2006)

For the money you need to take care of you for the rest of your life, set up a simple, balanced, diversified portfolio. I call this a “Permanent Portfolio” because once you set it up, you never need to rearrange the investment mix— even if your outlook for the future changes. The portfolio should assure that your wealth will survive any event — including an event that would be devastating to any individual element within the portfolio… It isn’t difficult or complicated to have such a portfolio this safe. You can achieve a great deal of diversification with a surprisingly simple portfolio.”

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