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Out with 2010, in with 2065 for Target Retirement Funds (17 February 2017)

Vanguard will introduce a new fund to its Target Retirement Funds in early 2017 and merge two funds with similar asset allocations.

Presidents' Day holiday hours (17 February 2017)

U.S. financial markets and Vanguard offices will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017, for the Presidents' Day holiday. Transaction requests received after the markets close Friday, February 17, wil...

Top investing news from Vanguard (16 February 2017)

A quick summary of our top news articles and blog posts.

5 estate planning facts you need to know now (14 February 2017)

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.

Help for your most common tax questions (13 February 2017)

Here are answers to some questions we've received from clients recently, along with links to additional information and helpful resources.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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Health Sharing Versus ACA Health Insurance Plans (22 February 2017)

Lessons Learned From A Money Hemorrhage (20 February 2017)

The Four Pillars of Paying For College (17 February 2017)

Financial Implications of Cohabitation- A Pro/Con (15 February 2017)

When to Drop/Reduce Disability and Life Insurance? (13 February 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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Bogleheads forum 10th anniversary (19 February 2017)

Feb. 19, 2017 is a very special day. It marks the 10th birthday of this forum. Forum Born out of frustration over the lack of moderation at our previous home, this moderated Boglehea...

Welcome home, (15 February 2017)

I am delighted to announce that we have moved the server into luxurious accommodations in one of the finest hosting facilities in the world. It now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, unde...

More about the recent Japanese crisis (09 February 2017)

This article is a follow-up to the "short study of the recent Japanese crisis" which was published on this blog a few days ago. The study was actively discussed on the Bogleheads forum. Various int...

A short study of the recent Japanese crisis (06 February 2017)

Based on public data sources providing Japanese stock returns and bond interest rates, this article provides a quantitative analysis of the trajectory a Japanese passive investor could have experie...

Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy (01 February 2017)

We recently had the opportunity to interview Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. The Center was established in 2010 and has swung into operations over the pa...

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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Is Your Retirement Portfolio Less Liquid Than You Think? (20 February 2017)

While reading Wade Pfau’s recent paper “Retirement Income Showdown: Risk Pooling Versus Risk Premium,” I came across a topic I wanted to share with you. (For reference, this is n...

Investing Blog Roundup: Retirement Savings Contribution Credit (17 February 2017)

There are a handful of tax-planning topics that get quite a bit of coverage (e.g., Roth conversions, whether to contribute to Roth or tax-deferred accounts, backdoor Roth strategies). Morningstar&...

Spending from a Portfolio in Retirement (13 February 2017)

I was recently asked to share my thoughts on how to spend from a portfolio in retirement. In my view (without getting into the topic of whether part of the portfolio should be annuitized) there are...

Investing Blog Roundup: Fiduciary Duty Rule (10 February 2017)

With the GOP now in control of the executive and legislative branches, the Department of Labor “fiduciary rule” is in peril of being eliminated before it goes into effect. This week Mi...

Re-evaluating Betterment After Their Price and Service Change (06 February 2017)

Most readers of this blog are passive investors of some form or another, whether via Target Retirement/LifeStrategy funds, robo-advisors, or just simple index-fund/ETF portfolios. A few readers h...

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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Debunking the Aura of Hedge Funds (15 February 2017)

For some reason, investors are drawn to complicated investing strategies, and over the past twenty years, Hedge funds have been at the top of the “complicated” list. Hedge funds have traditiona...

Financial Stewards (20 January 2017)

Our ideas and beliefs about money are often derived from our family members. How they manage their finances, ways they save money, and where they choose to spend money can have lasting impressions....

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...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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ACA Self-Employed Health Insurance In H&R Block Software (21 February 2017)

H&R Block software makes it easy to calculate the split between the tax credit and the tax deduction when you are self-insured and you get your insurance from the ACA marketplace.

Health Insurance As A Tax (14 February 2017)

See the true cost of health insurance on your W-2. It works like a tax. Everyone who gets insurance from the employer pays it.

2016 2017 2018 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) For Affordable Care Act (07 February 2017)

The Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) is used to determine the premium subsidy tax credit under the Affordable Care Act. You should know where the cutoff is.

Stop Wasting Money On Doing Your Taxes (01 February 2017)

If you use a brick-and-mortar tax business for doing your tax returns, you pay hundreds of dollars, when you can do it all free with software. Stop throwing away your hard-earned money!

Soft Pull, Hard Pull, Bring It On! (24 January 2017)

Live your life the way you want. Forget about whether you will have a hard pull or a soft pull on your credit.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 13th 2017 (13 February 2017)

1. Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements by Matthew Feinberg (University of Toronto – Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management) and Robb Willer (S...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 6th 2017 (06 February 2017)

1. Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills? by Hendrik Bessembinder (Arizona State University) 2. Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash by Ronald Ingle...

5 Stick Figures That Know The Way You Write (03 February 2017)

Do these scenarios look familiar to you? Depending on where you are in writing your latest paper, you’ve probably experienced each of these feelings at least once. Your mood, your stage in t...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – January 30, 2017 (31 January 2017)

1. The Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Chief Executive by Andy Grewal (University of Iowa – College of Law) 2. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Jackson (S...

7 Methods To Crush Your First Draft (20 January 2017)

So, you have a great idea for a research paper. Now all you have to do is write it. If only that were as easily done as it was for you to say you’re going to do. Theses can spend years mari...

Wade Pfau

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The Hunt For Duration-Matched Bond Funds (21 February 2017)

What Every Retiree Should Know About I Bonds (21 February 2017)

Which Is Better For Retirement Portfolios: TIPS Or Traditional Treasuries? (13 February 2017)

What Do TIPS Tell Us About Future Inflation Rates? (13 February 2017)

How Far Should You Trust Market Models? (10 February 2017)

See also

External links

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