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Investing Advice Inspired by Jack Bogle
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Welcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative enterprise by members of the Bogleheads Community. The Bogleheads' approach to investing begins with an investor deciding on percentage allocations to various asset classes, such as U.S. stocks, international stocks, U.S. bonds, and cash. The desired allocations are then implemented using low-cost vehicles which are true to the targeted asset classes. Tax costs are carefully considered, influencing decisions as to what investments to place in taxable versus tax-advantaged accounts. Bogleheads emphasize regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan regardless of market conditions. Information relevant to the group's core beliefs is available in the Bogleheads' investment philosophy.

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If you see content in need of improvement, or a new page that should be written, please become an editor so that you can contribute to the site. In particular, if you find yourself writing a reply to a forum question that you've seen before, please instead create a wiki page with the answer, and reply on the forum with a link and a quote of your text. That way, the Bogleheads Community both preserves our knowledge base and makes it more accessible, particularly to those using search engines.

Getting started:
OverviewBogleheads® investment philosophyInvestingPersonal finance Planning for retirement
Financial planning:
Asset allocation Charitable giving Education savingsEstate planning Health savings accounts International domiciles Personal finance Tax considerations
Asset classes Alternate asset classes Bonds CDs Indexing International stocks Exchange-traded funds Money markets Mutual funds Portfolios Real estate Risk management (portfolio) Stocks (US) Vanguard
Retirement planning:
Annuities Employer provided retirement plans IRAs Portfolio withdrawals Retirement spending Social Security
Reference material:
Acronyms Blogs (The) Bogleheads® Books and authors Financial theory Financial websites FAQs Glossary Google Docs spreadsheets Resources and links


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Mark your calendar for year-end fund distributions (21 October 2016)

To help make your 2016 tax preparation easier, we will post year-end capital gains and dividend distribution figures for Vanguard funds and ETFs on when available.

A sneak peek into a tax-efficient portfolio (19 October 2016)

These investments and account types may be the common thread in tax-efficient portfolios.

Webcast replay: Achieving your ideal retirement (19 October 2016)

In this replay of a live webcast, Vanguard retirement expert Maria Bruno and Morningstar's Christine Benz discuss what you can do to give yourself the best chance to achieve your retirement goals.

Stocks have followed a rocky yet resilient path over the past 90 years (17 October 2016)

At Vanguard, we believe that stocks are a primary driver of your portfolio's growth over time.

Top investing news from Vanguard (13 October 2016)

A quick summary of our top news articles and blog posts from the past month.


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Vanguard Podcasts (18 October 2016)

Vanguard offers two good podcasts. Listen on iPhone, iPad, Android, or computers.

Where To Get The Best Rate On A Home Equity Loan (11 October 2016)

Rates on home equity loans vary greatly from bank to bank. You have to know where to go for the best rates.

Goodbye American Express Blue Cash Preferred (04 October 2016)

American Express Blue Cash Preferred card is no longer the best after the annual fee is raised to $95.

What If You Invest In Actively Managed Funds? (27 September 2016)

Investing in actively managed funds can get you to the same place as investing in index funds. Investing to begin with and a sound asset allocation are more important.

2017 Social Security COLA (20 September 2016)

A low Social Security COLA caused by low inflation is good for seniors.


Our Canadian sister site, Financial Webring Forum, has a similar focus, many like-minded members, and may be of interest as well. Be sure to visit their Canadian-focused investing wiki, finiki.