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Fund managers filter "noise" from news (05 May 2016)

The most recent Vanguard fund reports, which cover the six months ended February 29, provide guidance on what to pay attention to in this day of information overload.

From the yoga mat and the ivory tower, financial lessons learned and offered (03 May 2016)

Behavioral finance expert Terrance Odean shares lessons on how to save money and make smart financial decisions.

Retirement by the numbers (27 April 2016)

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

4 optimal times to work with a financial advisor (26 April 2016)

Are you experiencing one of these times?

The power of index investing (25 April 2016)

Find out why indexing may be a viable and cost-effective way to invest.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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Lessons from Locum Tenens (04 May 2016)

Announcing the 2016 WCI Scholarship (02 May 2016)

Happiness Through Proper Financial Management (29 April 2016)

Risk Parity – An Alternative View of Diversification (27 April 2016)

8 Reasons You Should Be Your Own Financial Advisor (25 April 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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When Does it Make Sense to Do a Roth Conversion? (02 May 2016)

A reader writes in, asking: “I have read that a Roth conversion is a good idea if I am currently in a lower tax bracket than the tax bracket I will be in during retirement. But real life ap...

Investing Blog Roundup: So Long, “File and Suspend” (29 April 2016)

After today, the world of Social Security will be slightly less complicated, as there will be one less strategy for retirees to consider. (Also, just FYI, I will be traveling today, so if you are l...

Social Security Planning Questionnaire/Checklist (25 April 2016)

One thing I see over and over (both in emails from readers and in discussions on the Bogleheads forum) is that people don’t know what information they need to provide in order to get assistan...

Investing Blog Roundup: Feedburner Acting Up (22 April 2016)

Again, I apologize for the erratic behavior of my article-to-email delivery system (Google’s Feedburner) this week. After nearly 8 years of working without problems, it has decided to start...

Social Security: Should I File and Suspend Before 4/30/2016? (18 April 2016)

Housekeeping note: My apologies for the erroneous email that went out on Monday. This is the article that should have appeared in the email. I’m in the process of trying to figure out why an...

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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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...

Can You Pick a Winner? (07 April 2016)

Picking a winning fund is about as easy as picking the winning men’s NCAA team and even then, it may come down to a lot of luck and one excellent buzzer-beater three-point shot. Dan Solin discuss...

Steps to Retiring on the Right Side (17 March 2016)

If you are worried you might not be on track for retirement, don’t worry – you can make the most of the time you have left. In his recent article, Bill provides a few practical steps...

Taxes in Retirement (11 March 2016)

After you have spent a lifetime paying taxes and collecting paychecks, the first year the employment paychecks turn into social security checks can be a daunting experience, particularly when filin...

Don’t Fall to Myopic Loss Aversion (19 February 2016)

Myopic what? Yes, you read the title correctly – myopic loss aversion. The term describes a point when you try to avert losing money quickly by selling stocks or other poor knee-jerk react...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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Early Retirement and Comparative Advantage (03 May 2016)

It makes little sense to retire early on a shoestrings budget that requires you to substitute your own labor for hired labor.

2016 and 2017 HSA Contribution Limits (29 April 2016)

2016 and 2017 calendar year HSA contribution limit and HDHP qualification for individual coverage and family coverage. No change for the most part due to low inflation.

Mega Backdoor Roth: Convert Within Plan or Out to Roth IRA? (26 April 2016)

When your 401k-type plan allows non-Roth after-tax contributions, you can take the money out to a Roth IRA or convert to Roth within the plan. Either way works.

Mutual Fund Or ETF Dividend Frequency and Compounding (19 April 2016)

How often a mutual fund or ETF pays dividends doesn't affect its performance.

Mega Backdoor Roth in TurboTax (12 April 2016)

It's very easy to enter the 1099-R from mega backdoor Roth into TurboTax.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Announcements – May 2, 2016 (02 May 2016)

Central Bank of Barbados Joins ERN Government & Public Agency Research Paper Series We are pleased to announce the Central Bank of Barbados has joined our ERN Government & Public Agency Res...

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

1. The Siren Song of Factor Timing by Clifford Asness (AQR Capital Management, LLC) 2. Regression and Causation: A Critical Examination of Six Econometrics Textbooks by Bryant Chen (University...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 22, 2016 (22 April 2016)

1. The Siren Song of Factor Timing by Clifford Asness (AQR Capital Management, LLC) 2. A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation by Mebane T. Faber (Cambria Investment Management) 3....

Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 15, 2016 (15 April 2016)

1. The Counter-Clerks of Justice Scalia by Ian Samuel (New York University School of Law; Jones Day) 2. A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation by Mebane T. Faber (Cambria Investmen...

Weekly Announcements – April 11, 2016 (11 April 2016)

University of Sussex Joins Innovation Research & Policy Network Research Centers Papers We are pleased to announce Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at University of Sussex has started an Inn...

Wade Pfau

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The Value of Sound Financial Decisions: From Alpha to Gamma (05 May 2016)

The Value of Sound Financial Decisions (03 May 2016)

39 Modern Retirement Income Planning Techniques (28 April 2016)

What Is a Safety-First Retirement Plan? (26 April 2016)

How Do Presidential Elections Affect The Markets? (21 April 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.