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Post by WhippingPost » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:35 pm

Bogleheads has an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge (and not just about investing) from it's posters. What other forums do you find similar passion and expertise? A few that I enjoy: fliertalk.com (travel, points, hotels, etc.) and avsforum.com (all things audio visual).

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Post by Alexa9 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Politicalforums: hate to argue with friends/family about politics. They get offended easily if you disagree.
MacRumors: help with Apple products, news on new products
Bodybuilding Forums: weightlifting advice/banter
Let'sRun Forums: running advice/banter
Ultimate Guitar: tabs/discussion
PsychForums: interesting mental health forum
Car Forums: pertinent to your vehicle: find out when others have the same issue: TSB's that I never would hear about otherwise
Photography/Travel Forum: tips on travel/gear
NYT/Local News Website


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Post by mouses » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm

Not exactly forums, but I Like various facebook groups that specialize in my interests - old house restoration, history, archaeology, gardening, farming, etc.

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Post by Hug401k » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

mouses wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Not exactly forums, but I Like various facebook groups that specialize in my interests - old house restoration, history, archaeology, gardening, farming, etc.
Mouses- Can you share your old house restoration group? I need better resources. Thanks.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:24 pm

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Post by Toons » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:31 pm

Nada


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Post by bligh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:04 pm

Alexa9 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Politicalforums: hate to argue with friends/family about politics. They get offended easily if you disagree.
Thanks for posting this. I am glad to see something like this exists. I had been thinking of creating a similar forum myself to encourage civil discourse between the various polarized camps. How has your experience been over there? Have you seen reasoned arguments swaying members of one side to the other, or changes in viewpoints, moderation of previously held views, etc. ? Seems like it would be too hard to not have such a forum mostly become a place for ranting.

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Post by mouses » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm

Hug401k wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm
mouses wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Not exactly forums, but I Like various facebook groups that specialize in my interests - old house restoration, history, archaeology, gardening, farming, etc.
Mouses- Can you share your old house restoration group? I need better resources. Thanks.
Preservation Berwyn for bungalows, but there are lots for other types of houses,

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Post by abuss368 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:25 pm

For investing, I like the Bogleheads as the best!

I do click on the Morningstar Bogleheads Unite and Morningstar Vanguard Funds. However, both of those forums have barely any activity or posts. I am curious if Morningstar will continue to host both of these forums.
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Post by abuss368 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:29 pm

What about www.reit.com ?
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Post by BogleMelon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:30 pm

"One of the funny things about stock market, every time one is buying another is selling, and both think they are astute" - William Feather

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Post by abuss368 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Is the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center website no longer updated? Many of the speeches and books appear to be from prior years.

http://www.vanguard.com/bogle_site/bogle_home.html
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Post by whodidntante » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:40 pm

I've been visiting /r/churning lately.

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Post by cfs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:42 pm

No Facebook account, No Twitter account, No LinkedIn account, I check our sister forum at Morningstar but seems to be dormant, plus from time to time I check forums on my sports (long distance running, long distance walking). All the good activity is right here, but from time to time I take a sabbaticus from this forum too. Good luck, and thanks for reading ~cfs~
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Post by itstoomuch » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:46 pm

UrbanBaby. :confused (25-40, women)
City-data. :wink: (general topics)
CollegeConfidential :? (40-60, mostly moms)
BogleHeads :mrgreen: (50-70, cross-sectional, mostly men(?))
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Post by tennisplyr » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:48 pm

Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.

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Post by lostdog » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:50 pm

rockstar finance
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Post by nativenewenglander » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:55 pm

mouses wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Hug401k wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm
mouses wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Not exactly forums, but I Like various facebook groups that specialize in my interests - old house restoration, history, archaeology, gardening, farming, etc.
Mouses- Can you share your old house restoration group? I need better resources. Thanks.
Preservation Berwyn for bungalows, but there are lots for other types of houses,
My favorite one for old houses is this one.
https://thehistoricdistrict.org/
We have an Arts and Crafts bungalow currently, but have restored a museum quality 1809 Georgian Colonial and an 1840 Cape Cod house on 53 acres.

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:11 pm

The only other forum I ever spent significant time on shut down about four years ago, since then this is where I spend the majority of my online time.
It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.

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Post by Hulu » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:12 pm

So far, this is it. This forum is unique in it's knowledge and generosity. Though Lifehacker is a trusted source. And there is a bias towards equities. Tried Bigger Pockets for RE but found more harm than good. Would love ones on mindfulness, psychology and relationships

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Post by 2015 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm

tennisplyr wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:48 pm
A retirement blog: http://www.early-retirement.org/

A city data forum: http://www.city-data.com/forum/

A health message board: https://www.healthboards.com/boards/index.php
+1 to early-retirement.org

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Post by westie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:35 pm

sportshoopla has active forums for many topics i.e, automotive, politics, travel, tech, entertainment, all kind of sports ....

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Post by sambb » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm

rennlist for porsche
ferrarichat for ferrari
flyertalk for airlines
macrumors for apple stuff

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Post by jhfenton » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:52 pm

Alexa9 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm
MacRumors: help with Apple products, news on new products
Let'sRun Forums: running advice/banter
+2 I love letsrun.com, but it's sensibility is pretty much the exact opposite of bogleheads.org. Almost no moderation.

As a San Antonio Spurs fan, I sometimes visit spurstalk.com. I used to visit a lot more, but moderation has practically disappeared and the forum gets pretty crude.

And I visit forumfr.com for some French, both serious and silly. Je suis le ricain du forum.

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Post by Alexa9 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:58 pm

bligh wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Alexa9 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Politicalforums: hate to argue with friends/family about politics. They get offended easily if you disagree.
Thanks for posting this. I am glad to see something like this exists. I had been thinking of creating a similar forum myself to encourage civil discourse between the various polarized camps. How has your experience been over there? Have you seen reasoned arguments swaying members of one side to the other, or changes in viewpoints, moderation of previously held views, etc. ? Seems like it would be too hard to not have such a forum mostly become a place for ranting.
There are some good discussions. Some of the members have very well thought out threads.
It seems the most vocal people are far left/right but there are plenty of moderates there too.

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Post by triceratop » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Ironically the best forums are ones where eternal September has not occurred, and the members know better than to loudly sing the forum's praises. Therefore, I will not share any of the groups that I frequent, for you should view with suspicion any such suggestion you receive.
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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm

Reddit
Quora

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Post by KSOC » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Weber fans - grilling, smoking, eating. Good pics & tips. BBQ smoke is addictive.

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Post by Jazztonight » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm

Here are two suggestions:

For Health, fitness, and bodybuilding: http://scoobysworkshop.com
Lots of videos and interactive stuff. All n/c.

Although I don’t spend much time there anymore (because I now have at least 10 correspondents around the world), I also like: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/
Writing with a fountain pen is retro, cathartic, and wonderfully enjoyable.

But of course there is no forum that compares to the Bogleheads forum. It is a unique community, and I’m happy to be a part of it.
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Post by gwrvmd » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm

The White Coat Investor(WCI) is an excellent personal finance forum. Written for MDs but is good solid financial advise written with a learn and DIY bent.
Written by an ER physician Dr Jim Dahle from Salt Lake City UT. Excellent forum, he sometimes posts on here......Gordon
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Post by Miriam2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm

abuss368 wrote: Is the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center website no longer updated? Many of the speeches and books appear to be from prior years.

http://www.vanguard.com/bogle_site/bogle_home.html
Abuss - try this John Bogle site http://johncbogle.com/wordpress/

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Post by 6miths » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:24 pm

yes to early retirement.org and the white coat investor.
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Post by Miriam2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 pm

For tax info and Q & A forum - "Tax Guide for Investors" www.Fairmark.com

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Post by triceratop » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 pm

Jazztonight wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Here are two suggestions:

For Health, fitness, and bodybuilding: http://scoobysworkshop.com
Lots of videos and interactive stuff. All n/c.

Although I don’t spend much time there anymore (because I now have at least 10 correspondents around the world), I also like: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/
Writing with a fountain pen is retro, cathartic, and wonderfully enjoyable.

But of course there is no forum that compares to the Bogleheads forum. It is a unique community, and I’m happy to be a part of it.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by correspondents? Is this the graduated form of a pen pal?

I have been into fountain pens for a little over a year but haven't frequented those forums for live discussion, just research on inks and pens. Agreed fully on the allure of fountain pens. It is actually a joy to write now.
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Post by BenfromToronto » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 am

https://www.physicianonfire.com/
FIRE = Financially Independence, Retire Early.

Similar to White Coat Investor but I like it better, in particular his "Sunday Best", a brief list of the best posts from other financial forums, every Sunday.
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Post by hulburt1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am

Thanks

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Post by stemikger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 am

I only visit one other forum and it has nothing to do with money.

It is the Disboards and it has everything you need to know about planning Disney vacations and what's new at the Disney resorts.

Other than following the investing strategy of John Bogle, my other passion is going to Disney world every year or when I can.
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Post by KSOC » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11 am

stemikger wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 am
I only visit one other forum and it has nothing to do with money.

It is the Disboards and it has everything you need to know about planning Disney vacations and what's new at the Disney resorts.

Other than following the investing strategy of John Bogle, my other passion is going to Disney world every year or when I can.
We used to have pass's to Disney before the college years came about. I'm hopeful when my wife retires we can get them back. Right now time is the issue. I really miss it.
I haven't been on disboards in some time. I'll have to check in. A few other sites I'm sure you know of, maybe some others don't.

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Post by stemikger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:11 am

KSOC wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11 am
stemikger wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 am
I only visit one other forum and it has nothing to do with money.

It is the Disboards and it has everything you need to know about planning Disney vacations and what's new at the Disney resorts.

Other than following the investing strategy of John Bogle, my other passion is going to Disney world every year or when I can.
We used to have pass's to Disney before the college years came about. I'm hopeful when my wife retires we can get them back. Right now time is the issue. I really miss it.
I haven't been on disboards in some time. I'll have to check in. A few other sites I'm sure you know of, maybe some others don't.

allears.net
mousesavers.com
disneydining.com
Thanks KSOC. It was the same for us. My daughter recently graduated with her Master degree and due to paying her tuition in full we didn't do Disney like we used to. This August we are taking her and a friend to Pop Century (seperate rooms of course) for 12 full days. February 1st we start making our dining reservations. Yes I did hear of those sites you mentioned. We take other types of vacations, but nothing satisfies us like Disney.
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Post by Grasshopper » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:16 am

Retired at 54, now almost 67, still enjoy, :beer

http://www.early-retirement.org/

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Post by carolinaman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 am

I use tripadviser when planning a trip. Gardenweb.com (Houzz) is good for all sorts of home improvement topics. I only frequent these as needed, which is not often. I frequent Bogleheads daily.

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Post by ecotone » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:51 am

Flyertalk
Wine Berserkers
Wine Disorder

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watchuseek.com

various backpacking and fly fishing forums.

mrmoneymustache forum from time to time

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Post by deltaneutral83 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:16 am

Flyertalk (credit card hacking). My university's scout/rivals forums for college football/basketball. Some of the same people (for obvious reasons) on both BH/Flyertalk.

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Post by jdb » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 am

Toons wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Nada


:happy
I am with Toons as usual. No Facebook account, no LinkedIn, try to limit my use of internet and smart phones, prefer to read WSJ and NYT and read good
books and play golf with friends and enjoying evening wine and dinner conversation with wife and friends. When go to gym which do several times each week am only one without earbuds attached to a Smartphone. But do look at this site at least once a day.
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Post by bloom2708 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:43 am

Early Retirement +1

http://www.early-retirement.org/


Club Lexus Forums for keeping track of discussions about our cars.

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Post by lightheir » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:00 am

I gotta admit - I like the BH forum, but I also know full well I'm only going to get the 'MAINstream' viewpoint on anything here, and one that's nearly as risk-averse as possible. To me, that almost takes away the whole point of a forum, which is where you might go to get a niche or very specialized perspective on something (like a super-risky investment that the mainstream would shun, or some high-risk activity that is similarly shunned by the mainstream.)

I still subscribe to the BH philosophy of investing, but that's because I'm admittedly a very, very risk-averse investor (even though I wish I wasn't).

For anything else, I haven't found much value in the BH forums (sorry BHs!) - it's entirely predictable what the crowd will come up with here.

I vividly recall one example where I asked for the general wisdom about turning your HSA into a triple-tax-advantaged vehicle in the early days of HSAs, and I got zero good answers, but a lot of quasijudgmental ones about why I would do such a thing. Next thing I know though, not too much longer, many investor 'experts' (I think whitecoatinvestor as well) are saying HSAs are EXACTLY that - a triple advantaged investment vehicle that has no equal in terms of tax advantages. Wasn't too hard for me to see this right off the bat, but exactly zero BHers even remotely agreed with me until wayyyy after the fact. Unfortunately, this wasn't a surprise to me as well given the highly risk averse nature of the typical BHer.

Despite this critique, I'd venture that judging from my investment and life decisions, I'm probably closer to the prototypical BHer than the so-called 'average' one here, except for my age! (I'm likely younger, I'm guessing.)

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