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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.

Bogleheads® author blogs

Jim Dahle (a.k.a. EmergDoc, for medical professionals)

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Our Experience Buying a Brand New Car (21 October 2016)

Is an MBA Worth It for an MD? (19 October 2016)

10 Reasons to Go For Early Financial Independence (17 October 2016)

Fee-Only Insurance Advisors (14 October 2016)

How To Find a Great CPA (12 October 2016)

Laura Dogu

Laura Dogu is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on

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Saving Billions By Indexing State Pension Funds (15 March 2016)

Bogleheads are astutely aware of the saying “Cost matters.” In fact, our friend, mentor and namesake, John C. (Jack) Bogle, founder of , created what he called the CMH (the cost matters hypothe...

Year-end Financial Checklist (30 November 2015)

As we approach the end of 2015, here’s a check list of some of the things we need to make sure we’ve taken care of before it’s too late.  Max out contributions to your plans 401k 403b 457 Tr...

Dealing With A Lousy 401K Plan (05 July 2015)

On the forum, we’re constantly faced with questions from investors who want to start , but are concerned about the list of mediocre high-cost funds available to them. They want to...

Don’t Let the Market Set Your Asset Allocation (07 April 2015)

After the good stock market returns of the past six years, where the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 has more than tripled, many investors may well find that their portfolios now con...

Happy Holidays from the Bogleheads (20 December 2014)

On behalf of the entire Bogleheads Community, I’d like to wish each and every one of our readers all the very best in this holiday season.  For now, I’ll leave you with some steps you...

Mel Lindauer

Mel Lindauer is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on The Bogleheads® View RSS feed is listed above.

Mike Piper

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Investing Blog Roundup: Reverse Mortgage Spending as a Last Resort (21 October 2016)

Reverse mortgages have a terrible reputation — possibly even worse than annuities. Despite their very real drawbacks, a reverse mortgage is often the best way for a retiree to tap into their...

Social Security Inflation Adjustments (COLA and Wage Indexing) (17 October 2016)

In the last two weeks I’ve received an assortment of questions about how, exactly, Social Security inflation adjustments work. In brief, there are two types of inflation-indexing that occur w...

Investing Blog Roundup: Planning for a Legacy (14 October 2016)

As many people enter retirement, they intend for their portfolios to fund two goals rather than just one. First and most obviously, the portfolio must fund their desired standard of living for the...

8 Simple Portfolios with Fidelity Funds (and iShares ETFs) (10 October 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “Your page of 8 simple portfolios is great guidance for people who want a simple plan they can institute. I wondered whether that page could offer a list of Fidel...

Investing Blog Roundup: Accidental Millionaires (07 October 2016)

Likely my favorite investing-related article I read this week was a profile of Salisbury, North Carolina. Salisbury is, apparently, the place where the Food Lion chain of grocery stores was starte...

Allan Roth

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Examining the death of the 60/40 stock/bond mix (23 November 2015)

A friend sent me the following article from the USA Today insert of his local paper. The article proclaimed “The 60/40 stock-and-bond portfolio mix is dead in 2016” and went on to explain that...

An easy and fun way to protect your nest egg (16 November 2015)

Ever hear something like this and scratch your head wondering what it means? Our exclusive quantitative modeling system using proprietary algorithms will optimize your portfolio for minimum volatil...

Know your odds before you invest (09 November 2015)

Perhaps you’ve heard that low-cost passive index mutual funds tend to perform better than funds in which managers actively pick stocks. By my calculations, however, over any given year, roughly 4...

Examaining the claims from stock market newsletters (04 November 2015)

Have you ever received an email or letter reading something like this? Are you tired of working for that boss you hate? You’ll never get rich working for a big company, so here’s the proven way...

How to get up to $500 for an hour of your time (29 October 2015)

I’m typically not one to jump on promo offers, as they usually take a ton of time and have too many strings attached. Every now and then, however, I see a great offer that holds up to scrutiny. T...

Bill Schultheis

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Embrace Unknowns (23 September 2016)

“From a financial planning perspective, the goal isn’t to try to avoid bear markets; it is to choose an allocation between stocks and bonds in such a way that you never have to sell your stocks...

The Index Turns 40 (02 September 2016)

As the index fund turns 40 years old this week, the same question remains, “Will the growth of index funds and passive investment management become too large?” We get this question a lot from f...

Checkbook Management (02 August 2016)

“Financial decisions we make in our everyday lives are much more important than trying to pick a few top-performing stocks and mutual funds.” Recently, I discuss the notion that checkbook manag...

Don’t Rewire Your House (01 July 2016)

“What sane person would attempt to rewire his house or take out her own appendix?” That is a ridiculous question, right? Unfortunately, we have millions of uninformed workers managing their own...

Bullish Embracement (04 May 2016)

We get a lot of questions about owning stocks in a down market and the uncertainty that exists. I address this in my latest column and share my reasons for the consideration of common stocks despit...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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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.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – October 14, 2016 (14 October 2016)

1. Families Facing Tax Increases Under Trump’s Latest Tax Plan by Lily Batchelder (New York University School of Law) 2. FinTech, RegTech and the Reconceptualization of Financial Regulation b...

New SSRN look and feel (05 October 2016)

At the beginning of summer, we promised to share updates on our work to improve the SSRN experience. With new resources for design and development, we are reimagining SSRN’s possibilities. First,...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – October 7, 2016 (04 October 2016)

1. Families Facing Tax Increases Under Trump’s Latest Tax Plan by Lily Batchelder (New York University School of Law) 2. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Ja...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – September 30, 2016 (26 September 2016)

1. The Controversy over the Safe Schools Program – Finding the Sensible Centre by Patrick Parkinson (University of Sydney – Faculty of Law) 2. Trump University and Presidential Impeachmen...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – September 23, 2016 (23 September 2016)

1. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University) 2. Looking Ahead: October Term 2016 by Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee College of Law) 3....

Wade Pfau

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A Terrible Way To Protect A Retiree From Inflation (20 October 2016)

What Is The ‘Floor & Ceiling’ Retirement Spending Strategy? (18 October 2016)

How Do You Know How Much Income You Need In Retirement? (13 October 2016)

Are Retirement Spending Strategies Different For Individuals And Institutions? (11 October 2016)

How Can You Protect Your Retirement Portfolio During the Election? (06 October 2016)

See also

External links

  • Financial Page, maintained by forum member Barry Barnitz. This blog expresses viewpoints about investing from members of the Bogleheads forum.