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Notes from Bogleheads® 16

This is a guest post by forum member Moolala. The Bogleheads® 16 Conference took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 18 – 20, 2017. Jack Bogle’s presentation Slideshow link Jack Bogle opened the event with highlights from the past year, including being

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South Florida local chapter meeting, July 30, 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 at the Stirling Road Branch Library in

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One investor learns that it’s much better to know yourself

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’ll have something to fall back on. Do

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RTP, NC Chapter Meetings in 2016

The Research Triangle Park Bogleheads®,  North Carolina Local Chapter held three meetings in 2016.  Bogleheads forum member Steve Thorpe recaps these meetings in this  guest article. RTP, NC Chapter Meeting 9:30 AM Sat April 23, 2016 We had another fun

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A time to EVALUATE your jitters

This is a guest post from Bogleheads® forum member Nisiprius, originally published August 7, 2011.  Its central message is always relevant. See this Bogleheads Forum topic for comments. I want to say this carefully. This is not an optimistic “stay

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The Depression bear market

Author Taylor Larimore recalls his personal experience of the 1930’s great depression in this guest post. Personal and financial history can be helpful to understand how stock and bond markets work. I was eight years old in May 1932, when

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Monitoring Your Retirement Goal – the Funded Ratio

This is a guest post from Bogleheads® forum member Bobcat2. Definition Funded ratio – The ratio of a pension plan’s assets to its liabilities. A funded ratio above 1.0 indicates that the pension plan is able to cover all payments it

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A Three Fund Portfolio tailored for stable retirement spending

Bobcat2 has long been a proponent of applying the life cycle financial model of modern finance economics to the problem of creating a secure base of retirement income. In this guest post, he shows how a simple three-fund portfolio can

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If I knew then what I know now

Author Michael LeBoeuf addressed students at Arizona State University with the following words of advice. This is a guest post, passing along these fruits of judgment and experience. Last October, a friend who teaches Management at Arizona State University invited

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Taylor Larimore: Three fund portfolio

Author Taylor Larimore is a proponent of using a simple three-fund  portfolio, consisting of  a US total  stock market  index fund; a total market international stock index fund;  and a US total bond market index fund. The allocation of these

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