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The Bogleheads’ Favorite Books

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The Bogleheads' Favorite Books

Over the weekend, I spent some time over at the Bogleheads Forum. For those that aren’t familiar with them, the Bogleheads are a loosely knit group of investors that adhere to the investment philosophy of Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and creator of the first index fund.

The Bogleheads Forum, which grew out of a Morningstar discussion group called the Vanguard Diehards, is a place to discuss investing, personal finance, and other financial and/or consumer issues, and I’ve learned a lot over there.

This is a non-commercial endeavor, so they rely on donations as well as a small amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon to fund their operations. In other words, when people buy something from Amazon.com after clicking through one of the links on their site, the Bogleheads get a small cut of the revenue.

So… What does this all have to do with books? Well, they’ve posted a list of the most commonly purchased items from 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to look at the most popular books. What follows is a list of twenty books that were sold to people clicking through from the Bogleheads Forum.

If you’re looking to learn more above investing – or maybe looking for a Christmas gift for a finance buff – this list would a great place to start. I’ve already read a number of them, and have several more on my list list of books to read.

If you’re looking for more options, check out these two older posts that are chock full of recommendations:

If you have any recommendations of your own, please share them in the comments.

Published on December 13th, 2010 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Saving & Investing

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3 Responses to “The Bogleheads’ Favorite Books”

  1. 1
    Mike Piper Says:

    Take that, Bill Schultheis!

    Just kidding of course. Schultheis’ New Coffeehouse Investor is an excellent book — one of my favorites to recommend to new investors. :)

  2. 2
    Nickel Says:

    Hey Mike, I was pleased to see your book on the list. For those that aren’t familiar with Mike, he’s written a series of short (less than 100 page) books on a variety of topics. His “Can I Retire?” is featured above. You can find the others by going here:


  3. 3
    Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey Says:

    Another great BogleHead fans book that I have learned a lot from is What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You To Know by Larry Swedroe. It’s very good!

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