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Maybe it's time for a 403(b)(7) account rollover (23 June 2017)

Follow these tips if you're holding on to an old 403(b)(7) account with a former employer and are not sure what to do with it.

Own an inherited annuity? Stretch your assets with a low-cost, tax-efficient option (22 June 2017)

Save money by switching your inherited annuity to the Vanguard Variable Annuity.

Are you paying too much for your annuity? (22 June 2017)

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 The money you invest grows tax-deferred so you won't owe taxes on your earnings until they're withdrawn.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...

Moving your annuity? Here's what you should know (22 June 2017)

If you use a deferred variable annuity to save for retirement but think a different provider could better serve your needs, you have some important factors to consider. Here are a few questions to...

Considering active investing? 4 variables may help you decide (21 June 2017)

A new Vanguard research paper aims to help the decision-making process when it comes to active investing by enabling investors to think more explicitly about their expectations.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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The Problems With Reverse Mortgages (23 June 2017)

10 Things I Thought I Knew About Reverse Mortgages (21 June 2017)

Reverse Mortgages- Has Anything Changed? (19 June 2017)

10 Step Guide to Retiring at 45 (17 June 2017)

Refinancing Medical School Loans During Residency (16 June 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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Sacramento Area Bogleheads Meeting Summary (November 12, 2016) (17 June 2017)

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei On a beautiful day in November ELEVEN (11) people attended the 20th meeting of the Sacramento Area Bogleheads at its midtown headquarte...

Sacramento Area Bogleheads Meeting Summary (October 8, 2016) (14 June 2017)

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei The meeting of October 2016, more than any other meeting before or since, was a forum for an unordered clutch of ideas and discussions,...

Sacramento Area Bogleheads Meeting Summary (June 10, 2017) (12 June 2017)

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei FOURTEEN (14) individuals, some of us couples, all qualified by virtue of our keen interest and enthusiasm in DIY investing and persona...

One investor learns that it’s much better to know yourself (15 May 2017)

This  guest post, authored by Bogleheads forum member digarei, is reproduced from  the original monograph by a generous granting of permission. I tell them to set aside 10% of their check so they...

Sacramento Area Bogleheads Meeting Summary (May 13, 2017) (14 May 2017)

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei THIRTEEN (13) persons assembled in mid-town Sacramento on the Second Saturday of May 2017 at 10:30 AM to converse about several financi...

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: Why Do Advisors Struggle to Make Simple Portfolios? (23 June 2017)

In Monday’s article, I offhandedly mentioned that advisors tend to create complex portfolios for clients. Coincidentally, Allan Roth has an article out this week exploring the reasons (both...

Pick Your Own Asset Allocation (19 June 2017)

A reader writes in (regarding last month’s article about “total market” investing): “Your article made me feel much more comfortable with my market-cap weighted portfolio!...

Investing Blog Roundup: Creating a Retirement Policy Statement (16 June 2017)

As we’ve discussed here many times, saving/investing for retirement doesn’t have to be complicated. For most people, a very simple portfolio — even an “all in one” fun...

Don’t Forget About Disability Insurance (12 June 2017)

A fundamental principle of financial planning is that insurance comes first. If you don’t have the proper insurance, you can do everything else exactly right — save a large percentage o...

Investing Blog Roundup: Focus on Systems, Not Goals (09 June 2017)

For many people, setting specific, long-term goals is a critical part of how they make progress in work, health, or personal finance.  This week I encountered an article (via Michael Kitces) that...

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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Free Money (02 June 2017)

There is an entire chapter devoted to compounding in THE COFFEEHOUSE INVESTOR book. We talk A LOT about this simple fantastic perk to saving money. However millions of investors miss out on this c...

Make Your List (26 April 2017)

When we sit down with folks to discuss investment strategies and financial plans, we don’t analyze Monte Carlo methods or evaluate standard deviations. We ask questions about their lives, their f...

Remove the Clutter (15 March 2017)

“After living this routine for many years, I realized on a cold, desolate mountain, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, I was addicted to the clutter of everyday life, and it finally dawned on me...

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....

Larry Swedroe

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The Finance Buff

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Keep Your Airline Miles Active Via Online Shopping Portals (20 June 2017)

Using the airlines' online shopping portals once in a while will keep your miles from expiring. Earning extra miles isn't the point.

My Smartest Financial Decision (06 June 2017)

My smartest financial decision years ago created foundation for my financial security today. What was yours?

IRA Recharacterization Illustrated (30 May 2017)

A graphical illustration for what happens when you recharacterize an IRA contribution or conversion.

Index Funds vs Real Estate Crowdfunding: Safety In The Mainstream (16 May 2017)

It takes a certain mentality to not seek out every opportunity. You don't have to venture outside the mainstream when mainstream already works well enough.

Late Enrollment Penalty On Health Insurance (09 May 2017)

To be effective, late enrollment penalty on health insurance has to increase with the length of time and be permanent.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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[VIDEO] Accelerating Interdisciplinary Research Webcast (23 June 2017)

Calm down! We know how worried you were that you missed the Accelerating Interdisciplinary Research Webinar. If you weren’t able to attend the webinar live we have the next best thing for yo...

Things To Say If You Want To Annoy the Biologist in Your Life (20 June 2017)

If you haven’t been on Twitter lately, perhaps you haven’t heard the news that we recently launched a Biology Research Network (BioRN). As researchers can imagine, we’re pretty st...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – June 19th 2017 (19 June 2017)

1. Is it Ethical to Teach that Beta and CAPM Explain Something? by Pablo Fernandez (University of Navarra – IESE Business School) My answer to the question in the title is NO. It is crystal...

The Social/Life Collision: getting involved in cross-disciplinary sharing (09 June 2017)

The words “social” and “life” might have other meanings for the average person, but to the average researcher, they’re all about SCIENCE. When our team at SSRN decided to break our nearly...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – June 5th 2017 (05 June 2017)

1. Manipulation in the VIX? by John Griffin (University of Texas at Austin – Department of Finance) and Amin Shams (University of Texas at Austin – Department of Finance ) I am excit...

Wade Pfau

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Review: Stocks continue to mirror the dot-com era in ominous ways (23 June 2017)

Review: A major value fund mirrors a major growth one more than you may expect (23 June 2017)

The Problems with Indexing (21 June 2017)

Why Can’t ‘Winning’ Active Managers Keep on Winning? (16 June 2017)

Review: Americans aren’t loving retirement like they used to — here’s why (16 June 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.