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3 fixed income index funds to change benchmarks and names (08 August 2017)

Vanguard announces upcoming changes to its Government Bond Index Funds' benchmarks.

A midyear update on Vanguard's economic outlook (01 August 2017)

We look back at our economic and market projections for the year and discuss events that have occurred so far.

Vanguard International Explorer Fund announces new advisor (01 August 2017)

New advisor TimesSquare Capital Management, LLC, added to Vanguard International Explorer Fund.

Brokerage trades will soon settle in just 2 days, down from 3 (25 July 2017)

Do you trade individual stocks, bonds, or ETFs? Your settlement period will be reduced to 2 days.

Tim Buckley to succeed Bill McNabb as Vanguard CEO (13 July 2017)

The Board of Directors of The Vanguard Group elected Tim Buckley as president and director of Vanguard, and announced plans for him to succeed Bill McNabb as chief executive officer on January 1, 2...

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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If Doctors Chose Their Job Locations Based on State Income Taxes (17 March 2018)

The Best Path to Wealth is Offense-Defense-Offense (16 March 2018)

An Interview with Curbside Real Estate – Podcast #45 (15 March 2018)

How to Have the Best Group Practice Retirement Plan (14 March 2018)

Congratulations (and a Special Deal) for Match Week! (14 March 2018)

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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Vanguard podcast: Getting started: What would you tell your younger self? (15 March 2018)

Vanguard has initiated a new podcast series, The Planner and The Geek. The series includes audio podcast interviews with authors and experts who participated in the 2017 Bogleheads® 2017 Conferenc...

Vanguard funds and payables to Vanguard Group Inc. (12 March 2018)

At year-end 2017 The Vanguard Group Inc. managed over five trillion dollars of investor assets. This accumulation of assets is a continuation of a trend of massive inflows of investor funds. The co...

Vanguard Group Inc. book value (07 March 2018)

One of John Bogle’s most unique achievements is the creation of the organizational structure of The Vanguard Group. It is common for both Bogle and Vanguard to refer to the company as a &#822...

2018 Bogleheads® Conference announcement (06 March 2018)

The conference sold out six hours after the announcement.   We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Bogleheads® Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with check-in starting...

Under the hood – Vanguard US stock index funds in 2017 (01 March 2018)

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 con...

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: Pros and Cons of “Bucket” Strategies (16 March 2018)

This week Dirk Cotton continues his series looking at different strategies for retirement portfolios. (Prior articles: “Floor and Upside” and “Variable Spending from a Volatile P...

An Ideal Retirement Spending Strategy? (12 March 2018)

Late last year, Steve Vernon, Joe Tomlinson, and Wade Pfau released a new piece of research (full version here, summary version here) that evaluated many different retirement income strategies a...

Investing Blog Roundup: A New Tax Scam (02 March 2018)

This week a reader informed me about a new tax-related identity theft scam that I hadn’t yet heard of. Admittedly, it strikes me as pretty clever — the sort of thing many people might f...

Which Shares Should I Sell When Using the Specific Identification Cost Basis Method? (26 February 2018)

A reader writes in, asking: “With regard to selecting a ‘cost basis method’ for a brokerage account, Vanguard and others say that the specific identification method may allow for...

Investing Blog Roundup: Taxes Made Simple, 2018 Edition (16 February 2018)

The 2018 edition of Taxes Made Simple is now available (print version here, Kindle version here). The book has been updated to include many of the topics we’ve been discussing here on the blo...

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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The Data Doesn’t Lie – The Reason We Diversify (16 March 2018)

In 1976, The Vanguard Group, led by its founder John Bogle, created the first retail index fund. Although slow to capture the attention of investors, this fund, initially labeled the S&P 500 In...

Time for a Tax Review (06 March 2018)

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin, 17...

Leave “Well Enough” Alone (16 February 2018)

In my column this month, I remind readers to get their fair share of the market and then move on. When your energy is focused on one specific hot stock, you miss the whole point of passive investin...

Mentally Prepared (07 February 2018)

When we meet with clients who are approaching retirement, we always discuss the next chapter. Ensuring a client is financially prepared for retirement is one thing, but what’s often ignored is th...

What to Expect in the New Tax Bill (24 January 2018)

A few important takeaways from the new tax bill signed into law include: With the increase in the standard deduction ($12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married filing joint), the limitation...

Larry Swedroe

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The Finance Buff

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Know Your Limits (14 March 2018)

Beware of overconfidence. It can cause great harm.

Say No To Management Fees

If an advisor is charging you a percentage of your assets, you are paying 5-10x too much. Learn how t...

A Solo 401k Is Not A Bigger IRA (06 March 2018)

A solo 401k is still a 401k. Know all the rules and keep it as simple as possible.

Say No To Management Fees

If an advisor is charging you a percentage of your assets, you are pa...

Treasury Bills vs CD vs Money Market (27 February 2018)

Treasury bills have become more competitive and more convenient than CDs.

Say No To Management Fees

If an advisor is charging you a percentage of your assets, you are paying 5-10...

Target Date Funds Are Underrated (20 February 2018)

The one unique advantage of a target date fund can overcome all its flaws.

Say No To Management Fees

If an advisor is charging you a percentage of your assets, you are paying 5-1...

Take A Class To Get Up To Speed On Personal Finance (06 February 2018)

Learning the right materials from the right source gets you onto the right track.

Say No To Management Fees

If an advisor is charging you a percentage of your assets, you are pay...

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 12, 2018 (12 March 2018)

1. Pulling the Goalie: Hockey and Investment Implications by Clifford S. Asness (AQR Capital Management) and Aaron Brown (LLC New York University (NYU) – Courant Institute of Mathematical S...

Why Open Education Week Matters to Us (05 March 2018)

Over the past few years SSRN has undergone a lot of updates. A LOT of updates. Many many updates. You get the idea. (One more. Okay. I’m done.) But Open Access is still a big part of our miss...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 5, 2018 (05 March 2018)

1. Splitsylvania: State Secession and What to Do About It by Glenn Harlan Reynolds (University of Tennessee College of Law) Lately I’ve been thinking about some of the Constitution’s...

Making Your Impact Factor More Measurable (02 March 2018)

Working in the field of scholarly research means that you are good at asking questions. Questions like “how did that happen”, “why did that happen”, “how can I prove X...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 26, 2018 (26 February 2018)

1. Algorithmic Entities by Lynn M. LoPucki (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – School of Law) That artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity is nothing new...

Wade Pfau

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Putting Monday’s Drop in Perspective (06 February 2018)

Working with Retirement Income Buckets – Webinar Q&A (02 February 2018)

2017 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review (15 January 2018)

How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement, and How Much Can You Safely Spend? (14 January 2018)

How Much Income Do I Need in Retirement? (13 January 2018)

See also

External links

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