Bogleheads® local chapters are as varied as the Bogleheads. As a complement to the national meetings, local Diehards or Bogleheads chapters have existed since January 2005. In addition to the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community sub-forum, Google Groups and Groups.io serve as a venue for meeting plans, recaps, and a way to stay in touch between meetings.
Some chapters meet in small informal groups at random dates. Other chapters have a set meeting schedule and a more formal meeting agenda. But the common bond between these local chapters is the desire to discuss personal investing with like-minded peers. Information regarding the date and time, as well as planned agendas for group meetings, can be found by visiting Calendar of Events in our site’s menu.
A complete list of local chapters and contact information is posted in the forum at: Bogleheads Local Chapters – General Info and Chapter List. For guidance and instructions on how to to join or form a local chapter see How to Join a Local Bogleheads® Chapter.
The following local chapters also have descriptive pages in this blog. Descriptions include information regarding a chapter’s meeting tendencies; a listing of past meetings; meeting venues; picture galleries; contact information; and links to a group’s external sites and forum discussion topics. Not all chapters are currently active. See Inactive chapters for further information.
Master Meeting List
As noted in the wiki, several chapters maintain a “master list” for their meeting information. Bogleheads forum members interested in joining these meetings should post in the relevant forum topic:
- Alabama (Birmingham area): “Zoom” Bogleheads local chapter [Formerly Birmingham, Alabama]
- California (Orange County area) : New Orange County, CA Local Chapter established
- California (Sacramento area): Sacramento, CA Area Chapter – Master Thread
- California (San Diego): Master Thread – San Diego Bogleheads
- California (San Francisco Mid Peninsula): San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter
- Chicago: Chicagoland Master Thread
- District of Columbia: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads
- Florida (Southern): South Florida Local Chapter
- Georgia (Metro Atlanta): Metro Atlanta Bogleheads Local Chapter
- Indiana : Indiana Bogleheads Chapter Established
- Iowa (Des Moines): Master Thread for Des Moines Chapter
- Maryland / Southern PA): Master Thread for Baltimore/Southern PA Bogleheads
- Michigan (Detroit area): Detroit Area Bogleheads – Master Thread
- Massachusetts (Metro Boston area): Master Thread for Metro Boston’s Chapter (MA)
- Nevada (Las Vegas): Las Vegas Mtgs Master Thread
- New Jersey: Master Thread- Central New Jersey Bogleheads
- New York (New York City): New York City Local Chapter established
- New York (Western): Western NY Local Chapter Established
- North Carolina (Charlotte): Master Thread for Charlotte, NC Boglehead Chapter
- North Carolina (Research Triangle Park): Master Thread for RTP, North Carolina Bogleheads Chapter
- Ohio (Cleveland area): NE Ohio (Cleveland Area) Master Thread
- Ohio (Columbus): New Columbus Ohio Chapter
- Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Local Chapter Established
- Oregon (Portland): Master Thread for Portland, Oregon
- Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Master Thread for Philadelphia PA Area Bogleheads Chapter
- Pennsylvania (Hershey): New Hershey PA Local Chapter Established
- Rhode Island: Master thread – Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter
- South Bay (San Jose): San Jose, CA Area Bogleheads Chapter
- San Francisco Mid Peninsula: San Francisco Mid Peninsula Chapter
- South Carolina (Greenville Metro area): Master Thread – Greenville Metro Bogleheads
- Tennessee (Nashville / Mid-TN): Nashville / Mid-TN Chapter Master Thread
- Texas (Austin): Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads
- Texas (San Antonio): San Antonio Local Chapter Established
- Utah (Salt Lake City): Salt Lake City Bogleheads
- Virginia (Richmond): Richmond Area Local Chapter
- Washington (Seattle): Seattle Area Chapter Meetings – Master Thread
- New York (Western): Western NY Local Chapter Established
- Wisconsin (Madison): Wisconsin – Madison Meetings – Master Thread
- Wisconsin (other than Madison): Wisconsin – Milwaukee meetings – Master Thread
Outside the US
A complete list can be found on our Non-US chapters page.
Life Stage Chapters
In addition to the local chapters, there are also a number of virtual “Life Stage” chapters which are based on your stage in life. Details are posted in the following Bogleheads forum topics. All meetings are held on Zoom.
- “Starting Out” Life Stage Chapter Master Thread
- “Mid-Career” Life Stage Virtual Chapter “Master Thread”
- “Pre-Retirement/Early Retirement” Life Stage Virtual Chapter “Master Thread”
- “Retired” Life Stage Virtual Chapter “Master Thread”
Local chapter map
Boglehead Local chapters are displayed on the Google map below.
More about the Bogleheads
Personal reflections by Boglehead’s local chapter members, along with interviews of Boglehead members can be found in the following pages. Additional insights regarding the Bogleheads can be found on the Bogleheads YouTube channel and the Bogleheads® Live podcast site.
Here on Financial Page, we encourage local chapter participants to provide summaries of their local chapter meetings. We provide a convenient means of accessing these summaries here.
Financial Page occasionally interviews forum members on various topics. Here is a handy reference for our interviews.
You can see and hear a great deal more about the Bogleheads by visiting the Bogleheads on YouTube channel. Videos include Boglehead Conferences, Speaker Series, and Local Chapter on-line meetings. The Bogleheads on Investing Podcasts audios are also available.
Bogleheads® Live is a weekly Twitter Spaces meeting format, where host Jon Luskin and the Bogleheads discuss different topics from investing to personal finance with expert guests.