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S a c r a m e n t o A r e a B o g l e h e a d s
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Frequently Asked Questions
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SABH Bogleheads® Local Chapter #61

Answers to the following questions

How do I become a member?
When is the next meeting scheduled?
How can I help Sacramento Bogleheads?
Could you send me chapter information?
How do I get a copy of the audio recording?
Mail from Sacramento Bogleheads stopped. Why?
I'm unable to attend meetings. How do I get a transcript?

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Q. How do I become a member / attend meetings?

A. To reserve a seat at the next meeting:

  • with your

    a.  [First Last] Name
    b.  [Forum] User name
    c.  E-mail address
    d.  Cell phone number
    e.  City

Q. When do you meet? What do you talk about? Where can I get more information?

A. We usually meet from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on the Second Saturday of each month.
• • Read about upcoming topics and events in the first post on the master thread.

• • Sacramento Area Bogleheads - Calendar

• • Sacramento, CA Area Chapter - Master Thread

• • SABH Meeting Statistics on Google Drive

• • For more information or to ask a question concerning the chapter:


Q. I’m unable to attend/was sick/out of town... can you send me a copy of the transcript?

A. No, sorry. Personal details and/or exchanges may be present within the transcript. We want
• • meeting participants to be able to speak candidly and openly, with the reasonable assurance
• • that their words will not be quoted outside the context of the conversation or read by someone
• • with no skin in the game…in other words, strangers. We tend to feel more comfortable about
• • others knowing us on a personal level when we have seen and spoken with them over many
• • months. Those who attend meetings regularly may contact the chapter coordinator to obtain
• • a transcript (when available). Of course, anyone can read the meeting summaries, as they are
• • posted to the forum. Please see the link to Meeting Notes Archive, below.

Q. How do I get an audio recording of the meeting?

A. Audio recording has been used to provide better capture and reporting of discussions.
• • The size of the media file (125 Mb+) required to record a two-hour event precludes
• • distribution via e-mail; however, in December 2016 members agreed that a link
• • to the recording uploaded to a cloud server could be sent to the participants of the
• • meeting and to core members. Please contact a chapter coordinator by email or PM
• • to request access.

Q.I used to receive emails from Sacramento Area Bogleheads (SABH) but they’ve stopped.
• • I enjoyed reading them. What happened?

A. Several possibilities:

• • 1) Mail was diverted to spam

• • Solution: Check your spam or junk folder. If you find mail from SABH, please add
• • our email address to your list of contacts or address book. Some mailers call this
• • a 'white list' or 'people/places'. Sacramento.Bogleheads@gmail.com

• • Explanation: Internet Service Providers and email software subject email to special
• • scrutiny when directed to multiple recipients, sometimes relegating it to unsolicited
• • bulk email (UBE). The email is then removed or diverted to the mailbox's spam folder.
• • We normally send mail to members with email addresses listed as blind cc: as a way
• • of ensuring that mailing list addresses remain confidential. This is a no-cost method
• • of distribution and is used for that reason.

• • 2) We don't have your current email address -or- mail forwarding is not working

• • Solution: Be sure we have your current email address. Send it to
• • Sacramento.Bogleheads@gmail.com

• • If you have mail forwarding set up between your work and home email,
• • for example, test its functionality.

• • 3) Your contact information, including email address, was removed from the SABH mailing list.

• • Solution: If you haven't attended a meeting in a while but are now interested in doing so,
• • send an email with contact information to Sacramento.Bogleheads@gmail.com

• • Explanation: To reduce the effort required to maintain a list of members, contact info
• • for members who haven't attended meetings for a long time is rolled off the list (periodically
• • deleted). Sooner for those who do not attend and haven't responded to email invitations.

• • This helps us know that the list reflects active membership.

• • The main purpose of the list is to coordinate the number of people who attend
• • meetings to ensure that the right number of seats are set up, to have a sufficient
• • number of copies of printed material available as handouts and to comply with the
• • needs of meeting venues, who often ask for estimated and final attendance counts
• • for each event, in exchange for a free or low-cost room provided for us to meet in.
• • Our current venue requires an estimated number of attendees to book the room.
• • It's compared to the actual number attending, which we report after each meeting.

• • Although SABH occasionally publishes content to meeting participants, unlike website
• • blogs, newsletters, commercial sites and subscription services, we are not
• • interested in building or maintaining a large mailing list—and have nothing to sell.


• • You don't need to be on the mailing list to keep up with chapter activities.

• • They are updated on the Bogleheads forum frequently. See the following threads.

• • Sacramento, CA Area Chapter - Master Thread
• • viewtopic.php?f=9&t=161311#p2421376

• • Sacramento, CA Area Chapter - Meeting Notes Archive
• • viewtopic.php?p=2666822#p2666822


Q. How can I help?

A. Come to meetings regularly. You can’t help if you’re not there. A discussion group
• • is not much of anything if there are no discussions, and there’s no reason for us to
• • exist at all without participants.

• • Respond to meeting invitations. Make an effort to get to know other members.
• • And let them get to know you, as well. Even if you are confident that your investment
• • goals are on track or already met, there are other reasons to participate—about seven
• • billion of them. Pick one.
• •
• • If you become aware that a member of the chapter needs assistance, offer your own—
• • or bring it to the attention of someone else who can help them. To become a contributor,
• • look around you to identify needs. Volunteer your time and effort to ensure meetings are
• • successful.

• • Look within yourself, to your strengths. You might be a gifted saver... help someone
• • discover or develop their own financial abilities by teaching them how to write a budget,
• • for example.

• • Empathic (empathetic) listening is a powerful drug with known good outcomes. If you’re
• • good at it, practice it. Adept at organizing material and presenting to small audiences?
• • Present your best material on a favorite investing topic. If you’re still scratching your head,
• • identify what makes you happy and pursue this but with someone else as the beneficiary.

• • • • Become a resource • Find your niche • Offer your services
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Thanks for your interest in
Sacramento Area Bogleheads! ☕

Greg Dietrich - Chapter Coordinator
Sacramento.Bogleheads@gmail.com
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Last Revised 10-03-2017
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Sacramento Area Bogleheads - Blogs & Podcasts

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Sacramento Area Bogleheads

43 Blogs & Podcasts, Featured Articles

Personal Finance, Investing & Retirement

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What’s New 9/01 • • 👀

After posting this, I realized with some embarrasment that 100% of the recommended content
emanated from male writers and bloggers. I would like the list to be more representive of our
membership, to include women, people of color, those with other diverse points of view. For
those who have not invested time or attention to exploring blogs and podcasts but now wish to
acquaint themselves with what’s available, please check out the lists added to ‘Featured Articles
& White Papers’; perhaps one or more of these voices will resonate with you.

We’ve expanded Vodcasts to include one-off events. There are 2 new vodcasts to consider, for a total
of 10 new entries. We hope this list expands reasonably quickly the first few months but eventually
we will limit additions so that it doesn’t grow encyclopedic. .- G


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Table of Contents

Recommended Blogs
Recommended Blogs - Ritholtz
Podcasts
Vodcasts / Events
Books and Articles
Books
Featured Articles & White Papers

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Podcasts are available for free on Android (Podcast Republic App, Google Podcast) and Apple (iTunes).
Vodcasts are similarly available or may be hosted on Vimeo or YouTube: check the description.

Contributions welcomed. Do you have a favorite blog, podcast or book that’s not listed here?

Listed alphabetically by name of blog / podcast. Caveat lector (Reader beware) - see footnote

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Recommended Blogs 💬

Personal Finance, Investing & Retirement 

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Can I Retire Yet - Darrow Kirkpatrick (author of multiple retirement books)

Retired engineer discusses how he manages his own portfolio and makes financial planning decisions.

https://www.caniretireyet.com

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Collaborative Fund Blog, The - Morgan Housel

Former columnist, The Motley Fool​ and The Wall Street Journal​.

https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/

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Dare To Be Dull - Allan S. Roth, CPA, CFP (author of "How A Second Grader Beats Wall Street")

“If you need financial advice, seriously consider him. You will love his cost structure.” - David B

http://daretobedull.com

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Don't Quit Your Day Job - PK and Cameron Daniels

Original research, visualizations, calculators and tools.

https://dqydj.com

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DoughRoller - Rob Berger

Many great personal finance articles. Site has been operating since 2007.

https://www.doughroller.net

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Financing Life - Rick Van Ness (author of "Why Bother With Bonds")

How and why does Boglehead style investing work? His videos are featured in the Bogleheads Wiki.

https://financinglife.org

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Get Rich Slowly - J.D. Roth (author of "Your Money: The Missing Manual")

Many great articles on investing and personal finance.

https://www.getrichslowly.org

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Humble Dollar - Jonathan Clements (author of many books including "How To Think About Money")

Longtime columnist for The Wall Street Journal, his 'Money Guide' is available as free download.

https://www.humbledollar.com

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Matt Levine - Matt Levine

Insider news, investing insights, broad spectrum. Subscription (6 free articles)

https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/ARbTQ ... w-s-levine

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Oblivious Investor, The - Mike Piper, CPA (author of many books including "Social Security Made Simple")

Mike has extensive experience with investing and shares his knowledge.

https://obliviousinvestor.com

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Retirement Café, The - Dirk Cotton 

Entertaining and informative. Retirement planning; Sequence of Returns Risk, Withdrawal Strategies.

http://www.theretirementcafe.com/

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Retirement Researcher - Wade Pfau, Ph.D, CFA (author of "How Much Can I Spend In Retirement?")

Active research included in articles about retirement income strategies and findings.

https://retirementresearcher.com

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Simple Path to Wealth, The - J.L. Collins (author of "The Simple Path to Wealth")

Covers investing including the valuable "Stock Series" section.

https://jlcollinsnh.com

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🆕 Wealthy Accountant, The - Keith Schroeder The “Taxguy” has a philosophy about life, work and family

that informs his writing: thoughtful posts on FI, taxes, honesty, being frugal & exploring income opportunities.

https://wealthyaccountant.com

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White Coat Investor, The - Jim Dahle, MD (author of "The White Coat Investor")

Geared for more high income individuals but the Boglehead style advice is the same.

https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com

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Recommended Blogs - Ritholtz 💼

A constellation of sound thinking from Ritholtz Wealth Management in New York:

Barry Ritholtz - Josh Brown - Ben Carlson - Michael Batnick - Anthony Isola

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Big Picture, The - Barry Ritholtz (Bloomberg columnist, author of “Bailout Nation”)

Global perspectives on diverse subjects from an advocate of indexing and buy & hold.

http://ritholtz.com

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Bloomberg Opinion - Barry Ritholtz

Opinion columns on business and investing subjects. Subscription model (6 free articles)

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/contribu ... l-ritholtz

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Irrelevant Investor, The - Michael Batnick, CFA  (author “Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments”)

[description/focus]

http://theirrelevantinvestor.com

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Reformed Broker, The - Josh Brown (author “Clash of the Financial Pundits”)

Opinionated articles on “markets, politics, economics, media, culture and finance.”

http://thereformedbroker.com

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Teachable Moment, A - Anthony Isola, CFP

Former teacher, critically assesses 403(b) and annuties plans. Much more.

http://tonyisola.com

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❤️ Wealth Of Common Sense, A - Ben Carlson (author of "A Wealth Of Common Sense")

Regular articles on investing and how to think about the market.

http://awealthofcommonsense.com

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Podcasts 🎧    

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Animal Spirits (Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick) - [description/focus]


Dough Roller Money Podcast, The (Rob Berger) - [description/focus]


Good Financial Cents Podcast, The (Jeff Rose) - [description/focus]


Masters In Business (Barry Ritholtz) - Barry interviews notable figures from the world of finance and business


Million Dollar Plan (Pete the Planner) - [description/focus]


NewRetirement Podcast, The (Steve Chen) - [description/focus]


Planner and the Geek, The (Vanguard) - [description/focus]


Retirement Answer Man, The (Roger Whitney) - [description/focus]


White Coat Investor Podcast (Jim Dahle, MD) - [description/focus]



Vodcasts / Events 🎞 

Video Podcasts plus Audio/Visual Events on YouTube / Vimeo / Google Play / &tc

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Compound, The - Josh Brown, Michael Batnick et al - - “They’re not angry, they’re New Yawk’rs!”

[description/focus]

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCBRpqrzu ... Sdw/videos

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🆕 Importance of F-You Money, The | JLCollinsNH (2012) - Brian aka “Mad FIentist” - Mad FIentist Fin. Indepdnc Podcast - Dec 12, 2012

The Mad Fientist (Brandon) interviews Jim Collins, who talks about using his "F-You" money to work on his own terms. 41 m 17 s [audio]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kKZ-df_-CZs

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🆕 Simple Path to Wealth, The | Talks at Google (2018) - J.L. Collins (author of "The Simple Path to Wealth”) - Feb 20, 2018

Financial blogger JL Collins talks about his own journey to FI and learning to invest with confidence. 57 m 44 YouTube

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 71ibcZAX3I

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Books and Articles   📚

Books 📖

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[no submissions yet!] • • • This space for rent or lease. Reasonable terms 🔧

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Featured Articles & White Papers 🖋

Content in this section will be replaced over time. It’s not an archive. If you’d like to recommend

a book or podcast that’s listed here, send me an e-mail requesting that it be granted permanence.

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🆕 16 Best Black Podcasts This Year, The (2018) - Lisa Fraser ~ See first 4 entries

A quarter of this list (1 - 4) are podcasters speaking in the area of personal finance. 

https://www.blackenterprise.com/16-best ... asts-2017/

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🆕 50 Female Personal Finance Blogs You Need to Follow (2018) - Finder ~ Fifty women, fifty points

of view on personal finance; many of the blog sites presented are both by and *for* women, as a target audience.

https://www.finder.com/50-female-person ... -to-follow

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🆕 African-American Financial Gurus to Follow (2017) - Amrita Jayakumar ~ Personal Finance

Good article from Nerdwallet that highlights several prominent African American financial bloggers

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance ... ial-gurus/

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🆕 Financial Advantages of Being White, The (2017) - Bitches Get Riches - Well written essay on an atypical personal finance subject.

Hosting expenses are largely self-funded: “... there are no affiliate links, sponsored articles, or advertisements of any kind on the site.“

http://www.bitchesgetriches.com/financi ... ges-white/

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Psychology of Money, The (2018) - Morgan Housel ~ 20 flaws, biases, and causes of bad behavior.  

“Investing is not the study of finance. It’s the study of how people behave with money.”   

https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/ ... -of-money/

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🆕 Something Is Wrong in Personal Finance. Here’s How to Fix It. (2017) - Bitches Get Riches ~ Two women,

close friends since college, co-founded the blog in 2015. Target audience: Millennials/iGen/Gen Z .

“Creative advice on personal finance and professional success, written in powerful in-your-face prose.”

http://www.bitchesgetriches.com/how-to- ... inclusive/

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🆕 Top 40 Women Financial Blogs And Websites On The Web - [no attributed author]

Content expressly for women. Broader appeal with regard to the topic of finance. Last Updated Jul 17, 2018

https://blog.feedspot.com/women_financial_blogs/

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🆕 Ultimate List: Women Writing About Personal Finance, The (2018) - Tread Lightly, Retire Early ~ Blogs and podcasts created by

women aspiring to (or having achieved) FI/RE. As of 8/31/2018, the article lists 150 blogs authored by women, 13 Podcasts & 12 books

https://treadlightlyretireearly.com

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Yin and Yang of Retirement Income Philosophies, The (2014) - Wade Pfau, Ph.D, CFA  ~ Introduction and link to paper

Provides perspective on the competing retirement income philosophies.

https://retirementresearcher.com/the-yi ... losophies/

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Caveat lector (Reader beware) - Unlike Bogleheads.org, many blogs focused on investing,
personal finance or retirement are *for-profit* ventures. Some sites may collect your personal
information; be cautious in signing up for newsletters or other services.



Thanks to... contributions from SABH members!

Principal Contributor: David Burns


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