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Retirement by the numbers (17 January 2017)

There are seven important milestones to be aware of as you approach retirement. Don't miss any!

Beat the market long-term? Yes, it can be done. (17 January 2017)

Beating the market is possible, but requires discipline. Dan Newhall of Vanguard's Portfolio Review Department, offers insight on how we can help tilt the odds in your favor.

Use our app to make a Vanguard IRA contribution (17 January 2017)

With Vanguard's free mobile app you can make IRA contributions quickly and securely through your iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Webcast replay: A look ahead to 2017 (13 January 2017)

In this replay of a recent webcast, Vanguard Chairman and CEO Bill McNabb and Chief Investment Officer Tim Buckley look ahead to 2017.

Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday hours (13 January 2017)

Financial markets and Vanguard offices in the U.S. will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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Using Financial Fear As Motivation (16 January 2017)

Don’t Give Up On International Stocks (13 January 2017)

Turnkey Single Family Homes– Another Real Estate Investing Option (11 January 2017)

12 Things To Know About Student Loan Refinancing (09 January 2017)

State of the Blog 2017 (06 January 2017)

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...

Financial Page

The unofficial Bogleheads blog, maintained by forum member Barry Barnitz.

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Under the hood – Vanguard international index funds (17 January 2017)

i Vanguard issues annual reports for the firm’s international and global index funds on October 31 of each year. The reports provide information that can highlight some of the underlying cond...

Monitoring Your Retirement Goal – the Funded Ratio (15 January 2017)

This is a guest post from Bogleheads® forum member Bobcat2. Definition Funded ratio – The ratio of a pension plan’s assets to its liabilities. A funded ratio above 1.0 indicates that the...

Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio 2016 update (12 January 2017)

“For the money you need to take care of you for the rest of your life, set up a simple, balanced, diversified portfolio. I call this a “Permanent Portfolio” because once you set it up, yo...

Lazy Portfolios in 2016 (10 January 2017)

The following table lists 2016 total returns for various examples of “lazy portfolios”. Some of the portfolios (Coffeehouse and Coward’s) are designed as  60/40 stock/bond portfo...

2016 US stock market index returns (09 January 2017)

The table below provides US stock market returns for 2016 as measured by major index providers. For the year, small cap stocks provided superior returns over large cap and mid cap stocks, and value...

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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The (un)Importance of Social Security Full Retirement Age (16 January 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “I read over and over that it’s ideal to wait until 70 to file for social security but that it’s important to wait until at least full retirement age....

Investing Blog Roundup: Opening, Middle Game and Endgame of Retirement Planning (13 January 2017)

Retirement can last quite a long time. And, as Dirk Cotton points out this week, the risks facing you and strategies available to you are different from one stage of retirement to another. And it w...

Why Forex (Foreign Currency Trading) Is Useless and Dangerous for Most Investors (09 January 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “I recently saw an article that said that forex trading was invented to be a risk reduction tool. The nature of the rest of the article gave me the impression tha...

Investing Blog Roundup: Americans Contributing More to 401(k) Plans (06 January 2017)

There’s a general consensus that, when it comes to funding retirement, we have a problem — some say an impending crisis, even. In short, most people aren’t saving enough money. Th...

How Pensions and Social Security Affect Asset Allocation (02 January 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “I am a retired government employee, and I receive a pension to the tune of roughly $50,000 annually. I have a relatively low risk portfolio; it is a mix of stuff...

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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Let’s Talk About Money (21 December 2016)

Talking about money can be a difficult subject and even more so, with your partner. It can be a major hurdle to overcome without an easy flow of communication. In his latest column, Bill outlines t...

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...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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Best International Money Transfer: TransferWise, OFX, Zenbanx (17 January 2017)

A case study of which international money transfer provider had the lowest all-in cost for sending money to Canada, UK, Euro zone, and India.

Joining Navy Federal Credit Union Without Military Affiliation (10 January 2017)

Detailed steps to join Navy Federal Credit Union when you have no military affiliation.

Stress Goes Away When You Stop Wanting The Best (03 January 2017)

You don't have to comparison-shop and look for the best for your money all the time. Choose something that works and worry about things that truly make a difference.

Health Care Expenses Bunching (20 December 2016)

When you are flexible in scheduling health care services, doing it this year or next year can make a difference in how much you will pay out of pocket.

Calculator: Sell Your Home For Tax Free Capital Gains (13 December 2016)

This calculator helps you decide whether you should sell and re-buy your home in order to eliminate or reduce future capital gains tax.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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SSRN Top Papers of 2016 (30 December 2016)

1. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University – Department of Economics) 2. A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation by Meb Faber...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – December 19, 2016 (19 December 2016)

1. Sensation Seeking, Sports Cars, and Hedge Funds by Stephen Brown (New York University (NYU) – Leonard N. Stern School of Business) and Yan Lu (University of Central Florida-Department of...

5 Tools to Organize Your Research in 2017 (16 December 2016)

When I’m researching my desk looks like a tornado of pdfs hit my computer desktop and blew them clear onto my actual desktop. It’s a mess, but I can’t touch anything or else I won...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – December 12, 2016 (12 December 2016)

1. How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions? by Paul Gompers (Harvard Business School – Finance Unit) and Will Gornall (University of British Columbia (UBC) – Division of Finance) and Steven...

Tips Novices Know That Veteran Researchers Forget (09 December 2016)

It’s a daunting moment we’ve all experienced: you’re writing a research paper, probably between drafts, and emerge from the flow of your writing only to come to the realization that you no lo...

Wade Pfau

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Dynamic Programming Methods For Retirement Income (16 January 2017)

What are Longevity Goals? (13 January 2017)

The Current Market’s Effect On Retirement Spending (09 January 2017)

Comparing Retirement Spending Rules Using Historical Data & The XYZ Rule (20 December 2016)

How Often Should I Review My Plan? (19 December 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.