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Webcast replay: Tax-efficient investing (07 December 2016)

In this replay of a recent webcast, investing experts Joel Dickson of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and Tony Giordano of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services discuss what you can do to increase...

Vanguard's chairman emeritus remains a powerful advocate for everyday investors (07 December 2016)

John J. Brennan, former CEO and Chairman of Vanguard, talks about his new position with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the financial markets, and his enduring allegiance to th...

Are you paying too much for your annuity? (07 December 2016)

When saving for retirement a deferred variable annuity can be a useful tool. The money you invest grows tax-deferred so you won't owe taxes on your earnings until they're withdrawn. Yet annuities c...

Top investing news from Vanguard (06 December 2016)

A quick summary of our top news articles and blog posts from the past month.

Performance report: Vanguard funds shine over long term (05 December 2016)

Vanguard's fund performance report for the third quarter 2016 generated outstanding returns relative to competitors.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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Should You Drive A Nice Car? A Pro/Con (07 December 2016)

My Two Asset Location Pet Peeves (05 December 2016)

You, Inc. (02 December 2016)

Your Insurance May Not Cover It (30 November 2016)

Charitable Giving Part 2 (29 November 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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Social Security Earnings Test with Spousal Benefits (05 December 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “Does the SS earnings test apply to spousal benefits? If so, how exactly does that work?” For those unfamiliar with the Social Security earnings test, the g...

Investing Blog Roundup: The Five Types of Retirement (02 December 2016)

I know that many Oblivious Investor readers are currently in (or are planning for) semi-retirement. That is, rather than going from full-time work to no work at all, they’ve transitioned to p...

Where is the “Sweet Spot” for Passive Investing? (28 November 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “At what level of money does passive investing make the most sense? Is there a ‘sweet spot’ so to speak in terms of portfolio size or income? How would...

Investing Blog Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving (25 November 2016)

I hope you all (or those of you in the U.S., at least) got the chance to enjoy your holiday with friends and/or family this week. As I’ve said for many years, being able to do this work for a...

2017 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction, Personal Exemption, and Other Updates (21 November 2016)

Every year, I publish a brief update with the following year’s tax brackets, standard deduction, and so on. This year, there is more uncertainty, as the likelihood of a legislative change ha...

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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Money Pie (23 November 2016)

“Investors who spend time selling stocks and mutual funds that go up in price are missing out on the largest part of the money pie because they don’t give their investments a chance to sit ther...

Election Eve Wisdom (07 November 2016)

You can almost feel the positive and negative energy build as election night turns the corner. The media noise is reaching unbearable levels and the projections can make the sanest investor turn ir...

History Lessons and Political Elections (24 October 2016)

Our own history may be to blame for our lofty expectations for stock market returns. Regardless of who lives in the White House in the months to come, slower economic growth is likely here to stay,...

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...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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MassMutual Whole Life Legacy 10 Pay With LISR Review (30 November 2016)

A case study of a whole life policy as a tax-free investment vehicle with no stock market risk.

Calculator: Break One CD To Buy Another CD (22 November 2016)

Here's a calculator to help you decide whether you should take an early withdrawal from an existing CD to buy a new longer-term CD.

Gift To Adult Children’s Roth IRA (15 November 2016)

Can you contribute to your adult children's Roth IRA? Yes, but ...

Now With Small Caps: New Fidelity International Stock Index Fund (08 November 2016)

Fidelity introduced a new international stock index fund that is more diversified than its previous funds.

Do The Math: HMO/PPO vs High Deductible Plan With HSA (01 November 2016)

When the premiums between a high deductible and a low deductible health plan are close, the bulk of the savings come from the tax deduction on HSA contributions.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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

1. Searching for Justice Scalia: Measuring the “Scalia-ness” of the Next Potential Member of the U.S. Supreme Court by Jeremy Kidd (Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law) and R...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – November 28, 2016 (29 November 2016)

1. Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? by John Lott (Crime Prevention Research Center) and Carlisle Moody (College of William and Mary – Department of Economics) 2. Fa...

Fantastic Research and Where to Find It (18 November 2016)

Our SSRN headquarters in Rochester, NY is just as nerdy as you might hope an office full of adults who dedicate their whole working day to scholarly research would be. A lot of times this simply m...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – November 14, 2016 (15 November 2016)

1. Trump University and Presidential Impeachment by Christopher Peterson (University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law) 2. Explaining Nationalist Political Views: The Case of Donald Tr...

Get Inspired. It’s AcWriMo! (11 November 2016)

“If only I had more time to write…” The mantra repeated by writers around the world. Whether it’s penning down your autobiography or alliterating out an entire book of poetry, writing can b...

Wade Pfau

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4 Steps To Prepare Your Retirement Portfolio For The New Year (08 December 2016)

How Much Wealth Will You Have 30 Years Into Retirement? (06 December 2016)

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Retirement (01 December 2016)

Which Retirement Spending Strategy Is Right For You? (29 November 2016)

Should You Work After Your Financial ‘Independence Day’? (29 November 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.