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A look back before looking ahead: Assessing our 2015 outlook (27 November 2015)

See how our economic outlook, published in December 2014, has tracked so far in 2015.

Webcast replay: Ready or not (25 November 2015)

In this recent webcast, Maria Bruno of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and Mary Ryan of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services discuss tips for making sure you're retirement-ready.

Get your tax forms the quickest way (25 November 2015)

Take the guesswork out of finding out when the Vanguard forms you'll need to complete your tax return will be available. Simply sign up for our e-delivery service and we'll email you as soon as you...

Thanksgiving holiday hours (25 November 2015)

Financial markets and Vanguard offices in the United States and other countries will be closed on Thursday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Transaction requests received after the market...

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.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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Are The Bogleheads Missing Something Important? (27 November 2015)

Some people think investing "as a boglehead" isn't scaleable. I disagree, even if other options become available to the ultra-wealthy.

REPAYE vs Refinancing Student Loans As a Resident (25 November 2015)

The new REPAYE program complicated the decision about whether or not to refinance as a resident. The 50% interest subsidy basically lowers your interest rate during residency, and the effective rat...

Should Physicians REPAYE? (24 November 2015)

REPAYE is a new federal student loan management program. It is essentially a combination of PAYE and IBR, with a few new features thrown in. Learn the rules and do the math to see what is right for...

Asset Protection Presentation on QuantiaMD (23 November 2015)

Doctors get sued all the time. That's no reason to go bankrupt. Take these steps to protect as much as you can.Most docs are over-worried about being sued above their limits. However, they should s...

4 Years of Peer to Peer Lending – High Returns, Low Correlations (20 November 2015)

My Peer to Peer Loan investments continue to have great returns despite having plenty of defaults. The key is to automate the process to minimize the hassle factor.

Laura Dogu

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

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

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

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...

Bogleheads Forum Turns Eight (16 February 2015)

On February 19th, the forum will celebrate its eighth birthday. What an amazing trip it’s been! BACKGROUND  The website was originally set up and funded by two long-time Bogle...

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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Six Rules to Disciplined Investing (06 October 2015)

Investment discipline isn’t easy. Despite best intentions and claims to the contrary, many investors chase performance, react emotionally to market moods, and generally incur far more trading cos...

Passive Investing Is Power Investing (29 September 2015)

The Feds may or may not raise interest rates in 2015. China’s economy may or may not recover anytime soon. The correction in August caused some investors to panic and others to benefit from the d...

Forewarned is Forearmed on Investment Expenses (22 September 2015)

“Ignorance is bliss,” or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, as it applies to Wall Street, that bliss is more likely to go to those preying on investors’ ignorance than by those who remain fin...

Balanced Investing for Balanced Living (17 September 2015)

In the market’s never-ending story, we never know how its most recent action will play out. One thing we do know is that when the market is more volatile than usual, investors who lack a personal...

6 Things To Consider When Investing a Lump Sum (08 September 2015)

You’ve just received a lump sum of cash. Perhaps it was from a rollover retirement account, the sale of assets, or an inheritance. Now what do you do? Your first thought may be to spend it. That...

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: Social Security Made Simple Updated to Reflect Recent Legislative Changes, Free Next Monday (27 November 2015)

As of today, the new version of Social Security Made Simple is available on Amazon (here). It’s fully up-to-date, reflecting all of the changes made to Social Security by the recent Bipartis...

How Much Employer Stock is Too Much? (23 November 2015)

A reader writes in, asking: “How much employer stock does it typically make sense to hold in one’s portfolio?” From a financial planning standpoint, the ideal amount of employer...

Investing Blog Roundup: How the Financial Services Industry Rips You Off (20 November 2015)

The financial services industry has a million and one ways to rip you off. But Madoff-style outright frauds are relatively rare. Most of the time, the industry tries to take advantage of you in way...

Reviewing the New Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund (16 November 2015)

A reader writes in, asking: “I recently learned that Vanguard opened a muni bond index fund for the first time. What are your thoughts on it? Is it a better choice than the existing intermedi...

Investing Blog Roundup: The Devil’s Financial Dictionary (13 November 2015)

I recently purchased a Kindle copy of Jason Zweig’s new book The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, and I must say that I’m really enjoying it. I read a lot of books about various pers...

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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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.

Investing in Slower Markets (27 October 2015)

“Reduced portfolio returns are inevitable in this investing climate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still invest successfully.” Have you checked your investment statements lately? If so,...

The Sweet & Sour of Compounding (16 October 2015)

We are huge fans of compounding here at the Coffeehouse – it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Every November around Thanksgiving time, we spend a little time discussing the best part of the “...

The Job Satisfaction of the Janitor (09 October 2015)

We can often measure our level of happiness based upon our own job satisfaction. We spend most of our day working so naturally it takes up most of the scale. Psychologist Barry Schwartz discusses t...

Wealth Management 101 (02 October 2015)

What’s the point of an advisor if I can do it myself? We get this question all of the time and the answer can be fairly straight forward.

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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HSA and FSA In The Same Year (24 November 2015)

You can have HSA and FSA in the same year.

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) and PINless Debit (17 November 2015)

Merchants who run debit card purchases as PINless debit should offer consumers a choice to run it as signature debit.

HSA While On Medicare (10 November 2015)

You can still have an HSA while you are on Medicare.

Make Shared Branching Service Unnecessary (03 November 2015)

Shared branching is easy but I prefer not having to use it to begin with.

Chubb Auto Insurance Claim Handling Experience Review (27 October 2015)

Chubb was very fair in handling my claim. I wasn't even a policyholder.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Announcements – November 23, 2015 (23 November 2015)

University of Leeds Joins MRN Business School Research Papers We are pleased to announce Leeds University Business School at University of Leeds has started a MRN Business School Research Papers se...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – November 13, 2015 (16 November 2015)

1. Beyond the Wall: Mapping Twitter in China by Sonya Yan Song (Michigan State University), Robert Faris (Harvard University) and John Kelly (Harvard University) 2. How Laypeople Understand Economi...

Weekly Announcements – November 2, 2015 (02 November 2015)

Georgia Institute of Technology Joins MRN Business School Research Papers We are pleased to announce Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology has started a MRN Business Schoo...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – October 30, 2015 (30 October 2015)

1. Surprised by the Gambler’s and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers by Joshua Benjamin Miller (Bocconi University) and Adam Sanjurjo (Universidad de Alicante) 2. The Gir...

Weekly Announcements – October 26, 2015 (26 October 2015)

Announcing Paris December 2015 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI – AFFI eJournal In cooperation with EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and AFFI (French Finance Association), the Financial...

Wade Pfau

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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)

See also

External links

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