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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.

The wiki is a valuable reference resource for investors. Anyone can read the wiki. If you would like to edit it, you must first join the Bogleheads forum. Then, please send a private message requesting access, and you will quickly be made an editor. Information on editing the wiki is available on the left sidebar of every wiki page. Suggestions are welcome by posting in Suggestions for the Wiki

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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5 smart ways to maximize the tax benefit of your gift (24 November 2015)

What's the smart way to reduce your 2015 tax bill? Find out here.

Webcast replay: Are you financially fit? (23 November 2015)

In this recent webcast, Colleen Jaconetti of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and Mary Ryan of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services discuss how to determine if your portfolio is fundamentally sound.

Understanding duration can help you make sense of bond risk (23 November 2015)

These basics about how bond duration works can help you gauge how the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy may affect your bond portfolio.

Social Security: Do you need to change your filing strategy? (16 November 2015)

Changes to Social Security's file-and-suspend and restricted application options are coming in the next six months. Does your filing strategy need to change, too?

Preliminary capital gains estimates (12 November 2015)

View a list of Vanguard mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that are expected to distribute taxable capital gains in December. These estimates are subject to change as we finalize our calculations.


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Tax Considerations When Delaying Social Security (24 November 2015)

Wade Pfau Discusses Social Security on Real Money Radio (23 November 2015)

Social Security: The Best Annuity Money Can Buy  (17 November 2015)

How Time Horizon and Discount Rate Affect Social Security (13 November 2015)

Social Security as an “Investment” (12 November 2015)


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