Description

Bogleheads is a global community for investors and people interested in learning about personal finance. It includes an online forum.

The community was born from the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. Its main goal is to provide easily accessible education in the world of investing and personal finance.

One way they attempt to accomplish this goal is by maintaining the community's online forums. It includes four main sections: US investors, Non-US investors, Wiki, and Community. Bogleheads offers a Spanish version of the forum for investors living in Spain or other Hispanic countries.

As a global community, it offers local chapters for US and non-US investors. Indeed, you can explore a calendar with detailed information about those upcoming events to see if some of them are near you. However, most of the events are virtual.

Additionally, Bogleheads offers a wiki and a reference library. It contains essays, stories, books, financial calculators, and other useful tools for the everyday investor. Last but not least, the community hosts an annual paid conference, usually in October. You can register and buy your tickets online.

Video

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Details

  • Membership
    Free Community
  • Year Founded
    2007
  • Founders
  • Amount of members
    75,000
  • Online Group
    Yes
  • Online Platform
    Own Platform
  • Job board
    No
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Method
    In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Learn how to invest:
Investing requires being updated on the last news and trends in the market. The community's forum will provide you with tools and recent information about managing personal finance and investing.

Participate in events:
The community hosts an annual conference and different local chapters, among other virtual events. Most events (except for the conference) are free.

Interact with fellow peers:
Bogleheads is a place for investors from all over the world to interact with each other. By joining and participating in the online forum, you will be able to bounce off ideas with like-minded people and even make some friends.

Categories

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

Bogleheads offers a variety of local chapters for US and Non-US investors. You can explore the community's calendar and look for upcoming events near you. These are usually meetings and conferences with experts. Keep in mind that most events are virtual, which allows people from all over the world to attend.

Learning Events

Bogleheads hosts an annual conference. This three-day conference is held in Westmont, IL in October. There are 500 seats available (each one costs $495) and anyone can attend.

Networking Events

Members of Bogleheads interact through the community's online forum. Although members mostly use the forum to discuss investing topics, ask questions, and request advice, there is also a "Community" section. This is where you can casually interact with others, deepen your relationship with members, and enjoy off-topic conversations.

Content Library

The community shares many resources to learn about investing and personal finance, such as a recommended reading list. Most of the content shared is written in books, essays, and posts. Apart from these resources, the community manages its own wiki. It has the general information of relevant members of Bogleheads. There are also different podcast episodes to enjoy. These address general investing topics from the perspective of guests and experts. Also, you can explore a library of videos of past events and local chapters.

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