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Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way (14 August 2017)

Vanguard opens an important 3-month voting campaign with the filing of its final proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

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

Top investing news from Vanguard: August 7, 2017 (07 August 2017)

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

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.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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The Ideal Retirement Plan for Your Practice (16 August 2017)

In Defense of the 401(k) (14 August 2017)

The Frugal Physician: Self-Serving or Self-Denying? (12 August 2017)

How Am I Stacking Up? (11 August 2017)

Real Estate Crowdfunding- A Doctor’s Experience (09 August 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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Update: Vanguard brokerage commission expense (1994 – 2016) (13 August 2017)

Mutual funds that buy and sell stock incur costs on these transactions. These transaction costs are not included in a fund’s expense ratio. Transaction costs include brokerage commission expe...

South Florida local chapter meeting, July 30, 2017 (31 July 2017)

This account of the South Florida local chapter meeting, July 30, 2017, is contributed by guest author, LazyNihilist. The South Florida Boglehead Chapter had a meeting on July 30th from noon to 2pm...

International Small-Caps and Vanguard funds (30 July 2017)

Vanguard manages two funds addressing the International Small-Caps market segment. The Vanguard International Explorer Fund (VINEX) is one of them. It was launched in Nov-96 by a UK investment com...

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,...

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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Do Dividend Stock Funds Belong in Your Portfolio? (14 August 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “What do you think of dividend funds? Do they have a place in a portfolio for a hands-off investor who is nearing retirement?” The most important question h...

Investing Blog Roundup: Choosing a Financial Advisor (11 August 2017)

Finding a financial advisor who meets your needs is often a challenge. There are many good advisors out there, but there are plenty of bad ones too (i.e., advisors who have insurmountable confli...

Are Guaranteed Living Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB) Riders a Good Idea? (07 August 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “What do you think of the ‘Secure Income’ rider product for the Vanguard Variable Annuity? I find the combination of safety and flexibility to be very...

Investing Blog Roundup: In Defense of the Easy Way (04 August 2017)

As we’ve discussed at various points previously (here, for example), it’s the overall allocation of your portfolio that matters, not the allocation of each individual account. And, gi...

What’s the Maximum Expense Ratio Somebody Should Pay for a Mutual Fund? (31 July 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “As I try to select among the funds in my 401k plan, is there a limit to the high end of expense ratio that you suggest not going beyond?” The maximum expens...

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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Find the Magic (04 August 2017)

In my latest column, I discuss the popularity of index funds and the advantages these funds can bring to a portfolio. If you follow the Coffeehouse Investor or believe in its three principles of in...

Don’t Squirrel Away Retirement (17 July 2017)

  We spend most of our lives saving money. Like a squirrel storing acorns, we devote our working career to saving money in buckets with silly names like 401K, 403b, Roth, and IRA. We become s...

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...

Larry Swedroe

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The Finance Buff

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2017 2018 401k 403b IRA Contribution Limits (16 August 2017)

The 401k/403b/457 contribution limit will increase in 2018. So will the income limit for taking an IRA deduction and contributing to a Roth IRA.

Advice-Only: The Best Model For Financial Advice People Need And Want (08 August 2017)

Beyond fee-only, advice-only is the best model of obtaining financial advice.

Last Year’s Flagship Phone vs This Year’s Budget Phone (01 August 2017)

If you are shopping for a less expensive mobile phone, also consider last year's flagship models.

The Homeless Retired Early (25 July 2017)

Retiring early is always an option. You choose where to draw the line between freedom and lifestyle.

Why Reward Flights Or Hotel Nights Are Not Free (18 July 2017)

Reward flights or hotel nights are not free because you are paying for them in other ways.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – August 7th 2017 (07 August 2017)

  1. How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students by Orin Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) 2. Squaring Venture Capital Valuations with Reality by Will Gornal...

SSRN Welcomes a Sister [Company] (06 August 2017)

With the dust settling on a new acquisition, we wanted to put out a digital handshake for our new sister company, bepress. Elsevier announced on Wednesday that they had acquired bepress. From a pos...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – July 17th 2017 (17 July 2017)

1. Battlefield Casualties and Ballot Box Defeat: Did the Bush-Obama Wars Cost Clinton the White House? by Douglas Kriner (Boston University – Department of Political Science) and Francis Shen (...

Gregg Gordon on Rochester Speaks (13 July 2017)

Ever wonder what the SSRN managing director sounds like? Well, wonder no more! Our director, Gregg Gordon, was able to meet up with one of our local radio stations to talk about all things SSRN. Fi...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – July 10th 2017 (10 July 2017)

1. Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution by Sebastian Galiani (University of Maryland – Department of Economics) and Gustavo Torrens (Indiana University)...

Wade Pfau

Retirement Researcher BlogRSS Feed icon - 200px.png RSS feed

Review: Stock strategists see possible 5% correction before this selloff is over (11 August 2017)

Review: How to gauge your chances of a phased retirement (11 August 2017)

Review: What if retirement makes you miserable? (03 August 2017)

The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning, Part 3 (01 August 2017)

Review: Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter (28 July 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.