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First things first: What's your investment goal? (09 February 2016)

The key to investing success starts with defining your investing goals.

Thinking of raiding your retirement savings? (04 February 2016)

Colleen Jaconetti, a retirement expert with Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, talks about the consequences of taking money out of your retirement account before you retire.

Form 1099-DIV may not be coming your way (03 February 2016)

If your dividends or capital gains distributions amounted to less than $10 in 2015, you won't receive Form 1099-DIV for the investments in question.

What to expect in 2016? Vanguard's CEO and investment chief share their views (02 February 2016)

A new year brings new questions and fresh hope. What can investors look ahead to? And what's on Vanguard's radar? We sat down with Chairman and CEO Bill McNabb and Chief Investment Officer Tim Buck...

5 estate planning facts you need to know now (01 February 2016)

No matter how large or small your assets, an estate plan can make sure your wishes are carried out and help ensure your legacy. Here are five common, and potentially costly, mistakes to watch out for.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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How Happy Couples Manage Finances (10 February 2016)

6 Things To Do In A Bear Market (08 February 2016)

Picking Individual Stocks Is A Loser’s Game (05 February 2016)

A College Savings Debate (03 February 2016)

Increase Fulfillment By Eliminating Financial Worries (01 February 2016)

Laura Dogu

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

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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...

Treasury I Savings Bond “Cliff Notes” (31 August 2014)

Because I was one of the most vocal supporters of I when they were first introduced, I’m often asked for my thoughts on today’s I Bond offerings. The most common question I get is &#822...

Rick Ferri

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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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Politics and Investing Don’t Mix (08 February 2016)

Fear is a powerful sales tool. A sales technique that I’ve seen more and more of recently is the exploitation of a person’s political views in order to instill fear and, ultimately, s...

Investing Blog Roundup: Why Not Annuitize? (05 February 2016)

I’ve written before that I think too few people annuitize their savings. Or, said differently, I think many people would benefit from exchanging a portion of their liquid assets for a guarant...

Transferring an IRA and 401(k) in a Divorce (01 February 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “My divorce was finalized a few weeks ago, and I am supposed to receive a portion of my ex-husband’s IRA and 401k. Are there any specific rules to follow as...

Investing Blog Roundup: How Long Do Bear Markets Last? (29 January 2016)

This week, I enjoyed two articles that each take a look at how long bear markets tend to last. For me, the biggest takeaway is that there’s a lot of variation. Just because a market decline...

Do Target Retirement Funds Automatically “Buy Low, Sell High”? (25 January 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “Like you, I like the idea of ‘all in one funds,’ specifically the Vanguard Lifestrategy series. I have a significant portion of my IRA in Lifestrategy...

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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Turbulence Ahead (22 January 2016)

As the market has experienced a bit of turbulence in recent days, investors have felt a bit squeamish. Human behavior shows us that when results are not exactly as we anticipate, we question our mo...

The Pitfalls of Investment Depression (07 January 2016)

When the market’s performance is flat or taking a downward turn, our emotions can often get the best of us. Our intrinsic pull towards negative behavior and the out crying of media noise can ofte...

Social Security Loopholes & Changes (23 December 2015)

With the latest changes in Social Security, many are left scratching their heads wondering what to do next. The popular file-and-suspend strategy will be removed from the list of filing options sta...

Financial Status Quo (02 December 2015)

We are creatures of habits – these very habits create our daily schedule and routine. Some of our behaviors we adopt are positive – exercising, drinking water, daily meditation, etc. but others...

Realistic Expectations (11 November 2015)

Investing In Slower Markets - Part 2: When the market is unpredictable and investors look for guidance, we often tell individuals to focus on the things they can control.

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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HSA Money: Cover Expenses Now or Let It Grow? (09 February 2016)

Although you can save receipts forever and treat your HSA like a stealth IRA, I choose not to.

Encrypted USB Flash Drive For Financial and Legal Documents (02 February 2016)

How to use an inexpensive encrypted USB flash drive for your sensitive documents.

Who Manages Your Investments Versus Who Manages Your Accounts (26 January 2016)

The company that manages your investments doesn't have to be the company that manages your accounts.

Brinks Prepaid MasterCard + 5% Savings Account (19 January 2016)

Brinks Prepaid MasterCard offers 5% savings account on balance up to $5,000.

Executing Mega Backdoor Roth In Solo 401k (12 January 2016)

Executing a mega backdoor Roth in a solo 401k require these steps: elect contribution, make contribution, make distribution, issue 1099-R.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 5, 2016 (05 February 2016)

1. Dilema Familiar sobre Impuestos y Respuestas de Lectores (Tax Dilemma About Family Taxes and Answers from Readers) by Pablo Fernandez (University of Navarra – IESE Business School) 2. ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Cartographers (02 February 2016)

  If you’ve seen my talks about information overload and discovery then you may recognize the image above.¹ It’s borrowed from the Eigenfactor Mapping Science research done by Car...

Weekly Announcements – February 1, 2016 (01 February 2016)

Oxford Centre for the Study of Law & Public Policy Joins Law Research Centers Papers We are pleased to announce Oxford Centre for the Study of Law & Public Policy has started a Law Research...

Did You Know? Co-Authors are Now Easier to Find than Waldo (29 January 2016)

Your time is valuable.  There’s never enough hours in your week, let alone a day.  With SSRN’s registered author number approaching 300,000 we understand finding your co-author can be a bit l...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – January 29, 2016 (29 January 2016)

  1. Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Marc Randazza (Randazza Legal Group) 2. 101 Formulaic Alphas by Zura Kakushad...

Wade Pfau

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Should You Downsize in Retirement? (09 February 2016)

Aging in Place (04 February 2016)

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Housing Decisions in Retirement (02 February 2016)

Coverage Options for Long-Term Care Insurance Policies, Pt. 2 (28 January 2016)

Coverage Options for Long-Term Care Insurance Policies, Pt. 1 (26 January 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.