Episode 007: Bogleheads on Investing – guest Mike Piper, host Rick Ferri

Mike Piper is our guest in Episode 7. Mike is a licensed CPA, author of the popular Oblivious Investor blog, and author of many finance and tax-related books including Social Security Made Simple. He is favorite among Bogleheads for his straightforward advice on

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Under the hood – Vanguard international index funds in 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 conditions affecting a fund’s future capital gains distribution outlook; an indication

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Tampa Bay Bogleheads local chapter meetings (2019)

The following local chapter meeting summaries are courtesy of forum member sleepysurf.  The Tampa Bay local chapter holds quarterly meetings. February 16, 2019 meeting We again had five attendees at our February 16 meeting at the Seminole Heights Branch Library.

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Sacramento Area meeting summary, (February 9, 2019)

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei. Thanks to everyone who attended today’s event. We expected a large group but didn’t realize that 26 of us meeting together would fog up the windows! Special thanks to those who

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Episode 006: Bogleheads on Investing – guest , Dan Egan, host Rick Ferri

Dan Egan is our guest in Episode 6. Mr. Daniel P. Egan is the Director of Behavioral Finance and Investing at Betterment and an up-and-coming leader in the field of improving personal decision making by understanding how psychology interacts with design, money, investing and

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Bogleheads.org adds Non-US forums

Bogleheads.org. is adding new non-US domicile forums to the Bogleheads forum. The forums were introduced on January 27, 2019. This forum started with a US focus. Today, we reach world-wide and have many posts that are outside the US. The current

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Early Retirement and Time Value of Money (Part 2)

This follow-up article keeps exploring Time Value of Money concepts in the context of early retirement. The intent is to find a flexible way to manage one’s portfolio savings and annual spending levels in combination with various types of irregular cash flows while waiting for stable fixed income (e.g. social security, pension) to settle in.

As we have seen in Part 1, a few spreadsheet formulas can go a long way. Such ‘annuitization’ approach involves some extra risks though and this follow-up article will discuss ways to mitigate such risks.

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Early Retirement and Time Value of Money (Part 1)

This article will explore Time Value of Money concepts in the context of early retirement. The intent is to find a flexible way to manage one’s portfolio savings and annual spending levels in combination with various types of irregular cash flows while waiting for stable fixed income (e.g. social security, pension) to settle in. As we will see, a few spreadsheet formulas can go a long way.

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South Florida local chapter meeting, January 27, 2019

The following guest post is courtesy of South Florida Local Chapter member Lazy Nihilist. We had our 2019 South Florida Bogleheads chapter meeting on Sunday at the Stirling Road Branch Library. The library conference room was full for the meeting

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The 2019 Boglehead Contest

The 2019 Boglehead Contest was announced in a January 1, 2019  Bogleheads Forum topic post . The Boglehead Contest is an annual event that takes place on the Bogleheads forum where members take guesses to forecast the closing price of

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