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Bogleheads.org – Investing advice inspired by John Bogle

Bogleheads® is the title adopted by many of the investing enthusiasts who participate in this site. The term is intended to honor Vanguard founder and investor advocate John Bogle.

The Bogleheads® emphasize starting early, living below one's means, regular saving, broad diversification, simplicity, and sticking to one's investment plan regardless of market conditions.

This site is composed of two primary resources: our Wiki and our Forum.

The Wiki is a comprehensive investing and personal finance reference that was built and is maintained by members of the Bogleheads® community. Many newcomers find that a good way to begin is by reading these Wiki articles: Getting Started and the Bogleheads' investment philosophy.

On the Forum, members discuss financial news and theory. The members also welcome less experienced investors who have questions about investing or who need help to develop their portfolios. The most recent Forum posts are summarized below.


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5tAccelerating deductions into 201712/13 jon-nyc15:02 2015
28tEnsuring I don't buy the dividend13:54 slamfire17:51 22twain
7hQuestions about mega-backdoor Roth, and is there any reason NOT to do a mega-backdoor Roth?23:33 TheBogleWay08:16 2cents2
95pHow much did you contribute to your 401k in 2017?12/13 miamivice06:50 2cents2
129cSnow Tires? Worth it?12/11 jkushne105:05 afan
9hSafe Place for Cash? Portfolio Review12/14 Akrasia11:57 Akrasia
9tDo ETFs have the same issue as mutual funds at year end (distributions)?12/10 billthecat21:09 alex_686
6hDifferences between large cap etfs?08:45 mlombar09:49 alex_686
12pWorth it financially to trade my Tesla Model S for a Model 3? Got my configuration invite22:28 eye.surgeon07:45 alfaspider
0cDoorfront Direct23:10 Almost there 
0pVanguard Order Confirmation22:53 Almost there 
17hInvesting in Vanguard through TIAA-CREF12/12 anglophile17:08 anglophile
6tTLH: Would you treat these 4 international funds as virtually interchangeable10:35 AntsOnTheMarch17:02 AntsOnTheMarch
1hBitcoin loss on taxes?20:11 Gauss4420:42 arcticpineapple
124pH&R Block Software11/11 DarkNyte22:10 aua868s
0hSetting up new individual 401k00:59 BabyBogle 
35cCheap tablet just for internet surfing12/12 BashDash12:18 BashDash
1hScottrade wrong IRA distribution09:44 btenny08:16 bberris
2pEmployer incorrectly withheld FICA for 2014-2015, do I need to refile?21:47 CorradoJr07:20 bberris
5pContributing to a HSA after retirement12/13 paulwhart21:37 bberris
249cMy New Car Buying Tips2013 denovo22:00 bbrock
79tJust not getting it12/08 namrac17:57 bertilak
19cHow did you rise into the Executive Ranks?10/16 bjc310:10 bjc3
5t"Vectors"12/12 Taylor Larimore21:46 blindpuppy
16hInvestment Account for yearly vacations12/13 NextMil13:29 bloom2708
37cKidde fire extinguisher recall11/25 testing32108:12 Blues
77pAlly no penalty 11 month CD rate increased to 1.50% this morning06/20 MikeG6214:10 Blues
60p55+ Early retirement offer.11/15 Dottie5721:07 bob60014
56pKeys to a Successful Retirement2016 bobcat222:47 bobcat2
20hChanging cost basis on Noncoverd shares12/11 bobsmith06:08 bobsmith
15cGetting rid of junk mail?17:39 t6008:16 boglegirl
26tHow would you value a business if you considered investing in it12/05 Gamma Ray07:54 boglewill34
10pHelp with ACA problem12/09 willybiggs11:19 book lover
14pIs it good idea to buy yearly maintenance from HVAC company12/13 sksbog10:18 bottlecap
2hJapan. iShares gone. Replacements ?11:31 TetsuoIII17:20 bpp
31pWhat is a Reasonable Retirement Cost of Living?11:42 rholt08:15 btenny
9pUtilizing Intro 0% APR Credit Card offers the right way14:16 Lynx31065018:31 Bwlonge
5hSkeptical Tuna hit it big, but questions remain.16:37 skepticaltuna21:56 CaliJim
32p501(c)(3) Public-Charity or a Private Foundation?11/21 Theseus20:02 Careful
11hTax planning: Convert Roth or zero tax due?12:28 luke_airig02:37 catdude
14pTurboTax Prices12/13 John15108:12 chabil
6hStop adding to 529 in favor of 401k because of GI Bill benefit12/09 Calico06:37 chevca
217pPrepayment of SALT Taxes? [State and Local]12/04 jjj8804:13 Chip
24lHoliday thanks to Bogleheads. How have they helped you?12/04 Sandtrap21:10 chw
19hMight exceed $60k 401k limit, what will happen?11/30 corn1819:34 corn18
1930tThe Three-Fund Portfolio2012 Taylor Larimore04:13 CyclingDuo
138pFIRE [financial independence/retire early]11/28 mark3907:35 Da5id
19pI bond ladder03/01 BogleMelon10:40 dalmatiandan
32pTeaching elementary school kids about money12/13 miamivice02:36 daveydoo
6hTurning 50-plz check my portfolio12/13 Pehealth12:04 David Jay
4hWhen is the deadline to set up and fund a solo 401k? roth solo 401k?12/13 Derivative09:18 DavidRoseMounta
35hWhere to save cash over 5 years.12/12 get_g0ing08:12 dbr
6h2018 or 2008 redux12:31 LookingtogetFIR16:18 delamer
16pBank of america preferred rewards program2016 prettybogle23:47 desiderium
2tDid QCDs on phone with Vanguard - a painful process12/14 carolinaman06:53 dkturner
18cHomeowner's Insurance - How Do You Evaluate?12/13 fishmonger16:51 dm200
63cAncestry / 23andMe12/11 GridironGems08:55 dm200
157tGrok's Tip #8:Retire Worry-Free with TIPs as a foundation2011 grok8716:16 Doc
17tVanguard VBMFX/VBTLX Bond Fund performance12/11 ps56k13:19 Doc
2322pWhat's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?2016 guitarguy09:14 DrGoogle2017
12hHelp trying to simplify asset allocation to fit 3 fund portfolio12/12 gofarhaveacigar17:21 Duckie
79pDone gone and did it [Retire]12/11 Earl Lemongrab15:57 Earl Lemongrab
5prolling over post tax contribution in 401 to ROTH12/12 baulahaketo14:36 Earl Lemongrab
11hStarting my investing journey - your advice15:26 earlyknight08:09 earlyknight
0tBest 401k Provider01:40 employer 
5pAccidental Ineligible Roth IRA Contributions - Recharacterization?09:47 dabretty15:53 FactualFran
15hOnly Wellington and Wellesley in retirement portfolio. Is that a good idea?12/13 thebogledude14:21 FactualFran
25hWhere do I put 50k I don't need?12/11 zz400:39 FandangoDave501
181cDo people still use AAA?12/06 fittan00:19 FandangoDave501
2ptax management: taking full advantage of ATM sweet spot11:55 learning_head01:25 FIREchief
4pcan you deduct a leased car as biz expense if you have only 1 car?12/13 boglechu08:30 fishmonger
11hHow would you save for retirement if you were 28?12/10 desar56701:17 FiveK
9hTraditional, Roth, Taxable - what's my right mix?10:26 lolbatross22:58 FiveK
9hTraditional 401K or Roth 401K at this stage of the game??09:01 mevans15422:33 FiveK
7hRolling over 401k to Vanguard IRA12/12 h20man0415:40 FiveK
37hEdward Jones Guided Solutions - Spouse is Employee12/13 buffalo8815:09 flamesabers
6hVanguard voyager client service12/12 rajprakash14:15 flamesabers
5tinterest rate hike, bond went UP12/13 sambb20:53 flyingaway
136pAnalysis Paralysis: Can you get to the bottom of things?11/25 TD262620:50 flyingaway
207cThat Extravagant Thing You Do2009 cinghiale12:45 forgeblast
4hHelp with Creating Portfolio with Company Offering for 401k.19:45 fpt201523:40 fpt2015
495pPicking College and College Scholarships2016 timmy21:49 Fredfig
399t[Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]2016 siamond16:56 gbronc
3pDirectv Now APPLE TV 4K for free when prepay 4 months!!12/11 (gekko)16:55 (gekko)
24tESPP - Would you participate and what's your strategy12/13 takingcharge01:04 GerryL
0hHelp with Stock - No Ticker16:22 go140point6 
11hFor ETFs: Fidelity or Vanguard or others12/12 get_g0ing07:48 Gr819406
50tAny of you trade just a little as a hobby?11/18 Ron Scott15:41 Gr819406
16hseeking financial advice12/13 Gr81940615:11 Gr819406
19hBackdoor Roth IRA worth it?12/13 cbr shadow20:33 grabiner
51t30 yr tips yield: 1% to 0.83% over last 2 weeks!11/07 grok8713:52 grok87
12pHire CPA or file my own taxes?13:03 Bwlonge06:31 gvsucavie03
9hI-bonds in December12/13 hope2520:31 health teacher
2hmega backdoor help needed12/13 henry00109:57 henry001
22cTo buy or not in the SF Bay Area (yes another one)12/13 Lynx31065001:29 inittowinit
7hCan non US citizen create corporation in US to invest in vanguard09/22 Neus11:42 InternationalMa
1tTIAA Executive Departures09:00 Hodge3609:09 IowaFarmWife
5cIs Room and Board Deposit a 529 Qualified Expense?09:56 SimonJester10:52 itstoomuch
3cAlliant 3/2.5% card - any experience?19:20 sunny_socal21:17 itworks
19cNeed to find a Used/Refurbished Macbook Air16:59 snowox08:03 Jags4186
147pNew HSA provider Lively offers investments for $30/yr fee09/26 indexfundfan14:54 jalbert
7hNew Employer 401k & General Advice12/13 james41323:22 james413
48hPlay money individual stocks, which ones?12/12 TheTimeLord16:44 JBTX
7tShould I get out of New York Long Term Tax Exempt (Munis) ?12/13 JimmyJammy10:31 JimmyJammy
4pHow to contribute to Vanguard i401k?15:29 jks198521:08 jks1985
4hIndividual 401k with Vanguard12/13 jonce1708:22 jonce17
26cHow easy is it to minimize tax liability yourself without a CPA/accountant?12/11 Derivative09:52 JW-Retired
5pLegal Documents Required08/29 raamakoti23:20 Katietsu
27hCan rental home generate small income?12/14 kayanco01:33 kayanco
5tIs the Tax bill going to force First In First Out or not?15:42 JimmyJammy15:54 LadyGeek
177hThoughts on using safe-ish investments to buy S&P 500 on margin in December?12/13 whiteprius15:22 LadyGeek
12hFIFO and withdrawals from taxable12/14 remomnyc15:16 LadyGeek
85tJack Bogle Is Worried About U.S. Pensions12/07 davidkw17:48 lakja
8cLexus RX 350 - new vs. preowned23:39 abonder08:06 Leesbro63
2hPortfolio Review for 31 year old16:28 lesterburnham19:30 lesterburnham
7hHolding a junk bond of a company that's spiraling toward bankruptcy09:30 lgs8822:37 lgs88
33pyour inheritance for young kids2012 sunnyday17:36 Lieutenant.Colu
4pHome owner liablity questions - parcel delivery23:24 LittleGreenSold06:46 likegarden
21tJim Simons Medalion fund averages 71.8% annual return12/13 jthokie419:16 livesoft
13hShould I invest like this ?12/13 airelleofmusic11:39 livesoft
30hHow does the IRS know the value of my 401K at end of year for RMDs12/12 Lynette18:12 Lynette
54tCall the top! - Bitcoin12/07 ccieemeritus03:27 Malinois000
3tM1 Finance is Free12/13 michael1115:25 Meg77
6hwhat to do with residual $1.00 dividend in my rollover IRA after i transferred to 401k?09:08 boglechu15:11 mega317
19fPolitical comments and proposed tax plan remain off-topic2016 LadyGeek21:42 Mel Lindauer
116hWhat to do after losing $117k in stock market?12/12 Fountain8407:47 mentos
7hI I have rollover IRA, do I need to make new traditional IRA for backdoor roth?12/13 boglechu15:29 mhalley
62pCPA: The best profession if you want to make the most money + keep the most money?12/07 Derivative16:50 Miakis
22tPodcasts for Bogleheads?12/02 yncraig31612:31 MidMNtom
10pFor those in retirement, how close is your post retirement spending to your pre-retirement estimate?05:00 chipperd07:52 MikeG62
102hGE - a good value?11/21 552BB13:23 miles monroe
17cProgressive Insurance12/11 Mndiver20:33 Mndiver
0hUTMA: help with tax gain harvesting08:04 Monk 
8pTranscripts for 1040 filing from the 1970s ?12/13 diy6006:59 mouses
47pState Farm Insurance, Time to Leave12/12 PFInterest20:07 MrPotatoHead
9pSocial Security Restricted Application Dettails11/29 dowse16:49 munemaker
3hRe-balance IRA Question - Need Help!12/12 nepatriots110:06 nepatriots1
20hHaving almost 90% of investments with Target Retirement account10/29 Neuro22:37 Neuro
48pRecast mortgage as part of a pay down strategy09:50 NextMil04:53 NextMil
22hAmeriprise :(12/14 justwondering08:00 nick evets
1tDifference between VG Growth and Income vs Equity Income Funds00:09 Captain kangaro07:54 nisiprius
41hROTH IRA Holders: How Many Of You Max Your Contribution On January 1st?12/13 bluerafters08:04 nolesrule
3hMaxing out my TSP while deployed13:16 OrderAndChaos07:40 OrderAndChaos
15h3 accounts, 30 plus funds, 330,000 value, 2 advisers12/13 Newbienewjersey12:10 Osp62
59pYear end review with less nerdy spouse12/11 mancich02:23 Osprey
79p2018 financial goals - what are yours?12/10 notmyhand02:13 Osprey
29tWhy not own every stock sector & rebalance?2016 new2bogle209:13 overthought
15h40,000 to safely invest12/14 Frugalwife3511:33 packerguy
46tBuying Real Silver and Gold (Not Bitcoin)12/13 grayfox14:00 Para45
7pQuestions about donating appreciated fund shares12/13 fundseeker13:33 Pigeye Brewster
4hSeeking fee based advisor with small business and tax knowledge08:23 plasma80022:17 pkcrafter
2pLTC policy increase - keep, reduce coverage or ditch?07:28 Pretzel lover08:06 Pretzel lover
29pWow. Just Wow.21:15 muddlehead08:05 prudent
0pSocial Security 2018 Wage Base has been revised07:51 pshonore 
7hVanguard auto exchange2015 TheGipper11:51 qexter
4hSuggestions on where to put some extra cash12/13 azwildcat21:24 radiowave
11hClarification of index "trust" funds in 401k05/04 Forsberg2110:40 rebellovw
6cProperty Insurance - Considering Switching10:44 ddurrett89618:12 rec7
25cprudent buying a refurbished laptop?12/12 heartwood10:37 rec7
12pHelping employer setup after-tax 401K contributions (mega backdoor): How do we allow employees to convert to Roth?04/11 nerdymarketer06:02 retiredjg
3tFactor-Based Investing: The Long-Term Evidence - Dimson & Marsh07:36 matjen08:07 rkhusky
3hNo earned income, Traditional IRA to ROTH Conversion?00:53 BigPrince07:29 rkhusky
2hPortfolio review please for new boglehead12:23 newphillybogle15:50 rkhusky
22cRoofing Question Ice Build Up12/14 Bigfish21:02 rob
41cConcert Decision and Advice12/12 roamin survivor15:05 rterickson
21cSaved a lot by cell phone 'family plan'12/13 dm20021:05 runner3081
4cFor limited time add members for free on AAA12/13 artibug10:58 runner3081
25cDownsizing - How much to invest in a house before selling?12/13 SoDakJeff13:22 Rupert
5hMy First Portfolio Review12/13 bloodsangre711:18 ruralavalon
8hHelp w/ portfolio & w/ approximating stock market12/11 sighchological09:01 ruralavalon
1tMonthly stock investments09:48 nick729723:14 saltycaper
9tIs Nationwide a good company?12/13 dodgersummer06:41 saltz1979
3hRecently Sold Business....starting another...need advice.12/14 darny2012:53 Sandtrap
64pTaxAct and alternatives11/20 Da5id19:09 Saving$
30pWhat are your favorite tax deductions and credits for 2017?19:04 Bwlonge08:03 scrabbler1
17cUnoccupied second home: weird temperature spikes on remote monitor12/13 sevenseas11:11 sevenseas
67c2018 Goals - Financial or Otherwise11/27 WalterMitty14:02 Sheepdog
32hI’ve made huge errors and hope it’s not too late10:34 Fixitfelix23:38 Shikoku
296lMaster Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter2014 siamond17:00 siamond
7hRoth Conversion ... Timing12/09 mrgeeze08:16 Silk McCue
10hcash, market timing, and such: retirement funds16:59 mnr307:39 SimplicityNow
27hany sense in purchasing an annuity before retirement?12:59 nick evets07:40 smitcat
69tWhat is total return vs. dividend investing?2015 Miriam205:53 snarlyjack
80cHonda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?12/19 doug102221:57 somewhatenterta
2hMoving Funds To Vanguard & My Portfolio11:54 southpaw32819:12 southpaw328
5ttotal contribution limit question (401a 403b 457b IRA)12/13 blastoff17:12 Spirit Rider
1pPart year HSA contributions and Medicare12/14 retire1408:57 Spirit Rider
390pRetirement Account Stolen by Identity theft10/01 brak15:11 spoco79
21cHow to find a good realtor that negotiates well12:52 steadyeddy21:06 stan1
213c[Prevent mail theft; sign for USPS Informed Delivery]08/15 catdude07:46 student
675tThe Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses2016 Earl Lemongrab07:45 student
10cActive Duty Military Bereavement Leave?12/13 iamlucky1307:37 SwampDonkey
6pTerminating Medicare Part B12/13 Swansea04:25 Swansea
33cHow to deal with Micro-manager12/13 raamakoti07:43 TeamArgo
41hEarly Retirement - Lump Sum vs. Annuity12/11 Bonch11:12 technovelist
9hHelp - trying to find low cost advisers who will work with non U.S. residents12/13 ketchup12:48 TedSwippet
0pDetermining if HSA distributions is still tax-free for dependent that recently went nondependent23:06 Temple 
187tJack Bogle Says ‘Avoid Bitcoin Like the Plague’11/28 TheTimeLord03:02 TheBogleWay
13cBest albums of 201711/14 buckeye798313:09 themesrob
216tHow Much To Tilt To Small Value?2016 Park16:26 Theoretical
6pHow can independent contractors legally move their salary to the following year?16:04 Derivative16:56 Thesaints
16pAlmost fell off my chair...12/13 PlayingLife11:23 Thesaints
6hIs there still time to open a backdoor Roth this year?19:58 Nearly A Moose21:48 TN Bogle
28lSalt Lake City Bogleheads2015 TNL15:31 TNL
53tVanguard Security Keys12/10 mptfan06:33 TomatoTomahto
29tHow Will Indexers Affect A Downturn---or the functioning of the market in the long-run?12/13 Rus In Urbe06:50 Top99%
4cNew Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year09:17 CULater04:42 trasmuss
57pSouthwest Companion Pass [California only]10/25 charis2322:30 TravelforFun
22hYoung Investor: When to diversify12/13 Mr400meterdash15:58 triceratop
66pCan we afford to live on one income?12/10 Triple digit go07:27 Triple digit go
11pHit a milestone today; starting to see impact of compounding over time12:51 nimo95607:16 Triple digit go
12cLooking for an ultra-simple note taking app (Android)?09:15 knightrider12:22 TylerDavis
36pH&R Block 2017 Tax Software $9.95 , State $14.9512/09 TVBogle00:46 umk
7pBecoming a Fee-Only Financial Advisor Help17:20 Mr400meterdash21:53 venkman
1tVoya site down today10:02 FrankLUSMC17:51 Wakefield1
5hOverweight bonds and REITs in tax-advantaged accounts?12/13 wannabe_munchki20:46 wannabe_munchki
19ccostco auto insurance2011 troglodyte08:01 westrichj312
13tMoods of the U.S. Stock Market, 1990-201718:46 SimpleGift08:13 whiteprius
48hReached 50X annual spending. Now what?12/14 retiringtype06:30 whiteprius
15pWe had a pretty successful 201708:40 rashad300021:03 Wildebeest
278lRoll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!2016 invst6520:03 WoodSpinner
0pEstate Planning in PA with Revocable Living Trust? Special Needs?05:52 Yukon 

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