Welcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative undertaking by members of the Bogleheads Community. This wiki is a reference resource for investors. Bogleheads emphasize starting early, living below one's means, regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan.
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Saving early is important, as the power of compound interest will help you to reach your savings goal, even with low expected returns. The concepts apply for savings towards any goal, such as retirement, purchasing a home, or saving for an education. The longer the timeframe, the larger the impact of the power of compounding.
If you start late, you can still catch up. However, you'll need to invest more money, as compounding has much less time to have an effect. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 2007 - The Bogleheads® forum was started. Source: Bogleheads® forum topic: Policy, by Phoenix.
- 1995 - US Treasury auctions: The required number of decimals for competitive bids in note and bond auctions was changed from two to three, e.g. 7.123%. The purpose was to increase participation in Treasury auctions and conform the auctions to market practice for when-issued trading. Source: Timeline of U.S. Treasury Auctions
- 1739 - The first exchange session of the Börse Berlin (Berlin Stock Exchange) takes place. Source: History - Börse Berlin
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