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Welcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative undertaking by members of the Bogleheads Community. The wiki is a reference resource for investors. Bogleheads emphasize starting early, living below one's means, regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan regardless of market conditions. Information relevant to the group's core beliefs is available in the Bogleheads' investment philosophy.

The Bogleheads' approach to investing begins with an investor deciding on their desired allocations to various asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and cash. These desired asset classes are then further broken down into how much will be allocated to US and international portions of these asset classes. These desired allocations are then implemented using low-cost vehicles which benchmark the desired allocations. Tax costs are carefully considered, influencing decisions as to which investments to place in taxable versus tax-advantaged accounts.

If all this seems a bit overwhelming, relax and don't panic. A good place to begin is getting started.

Anyone can read the wiki. If you would like to edit it, you must first join the Bogleheads forum. Once you've joined, send a private message requesting access, and you can then become an editor. Information on editing the wiki is available on the left sidebar of every wiki page. Suggestions are welcome by posting in Suggestions for the Wiki.

If you see content in need of improvement, or a new page on a topic not yet covered, consider becoming an editor so that you can contribute to the site. If you find yourself writing a reply to a forum question that's been discussed a number of times before, consider creating a wiki page with the answer. Then you and others can reply to subsequent questions on that topic with a link and a quote of your text. That way, the Bogleheads Community both preserves our knowledge base and makes it more accessible, particularly to those using search engines.

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