The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio

How a Simple Portfolio of Three Total Market Index Funds Outperforms Most Investors with Less Risk
Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Twenty benefits from the three-fund total market index portfolio. 

The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio describes the most popular portfolio on the Bogleheads forum. This all-indexed portfolio contains more than 15,000 worldwide securities, in just three easily-managed funds, and has outperformed the vast majority of both professional and amateur investors. 

If you are a new investor or an experienced investor who wants to simplify and improve your portfolio, The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio is a short, easy-to-listen-to guide to show you how.

©2018 Taylor Larimore (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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A glorified blog post

Buy 3 index funds.
20% Bond Market, 30% International Market, 50% Total US Stock Market
Vanguard is the greatest stock brokerage that has ever existed.
People who post on bogleheads.org liked this advice.

There, I saved you a credit.

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  • JH
  • 07-26-18

Content is fine, adaption to audio is terrible

The content is like a long form blog post series. The narration is clear, but the adaption from print to audiobook format is the worst I've ever heard. Prepare to listen to a lot of web addresses spelled out letter by letter and citations detailed to the page number.

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great info but would rather have read it

Great information that I'm excited to implement in my accounts, I definitely recommend this book but in paperback or ebook, I think it would be better read than listened to. There are a lot of data tables and websites that would be more helpful if viewed. Also the "bogleheads speak out" reviews scattered throughout the book got annoying to listen to after a while.

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go for it

getting killed by financial planner. would have been si much further ahead. the future is the 3 or 4 fund portfolio!

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A good summary of everything on the forums

Requires a PDF supplemental for all the date and tables referenced. Overall, solid quick read, but nothing very compelling or special.

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Great book, invaluable information

Anyone who is new to investing can benefit from this book. Currently learning about many areas of investing and this helped me to understand the Bogle side of it!

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Just what I was looking for

Gave me, in a short book, the information and resources I needed to get started in investing in 3 index funds.

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Best Investment Advice You Will Find Anywhere.

Don't miss this for achieving financial security in your working and retirement. Do it now!

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Vanguard Advertisement

While the book gives valid reasons to go with three index funds to invest in the market, it read like a long pitch session for the Vanguard Index Find investments. I don’t need to pay for that use of my time. Returned it.

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Thanks Jack Bogle for helping the common investor!

Fantastic, financial literacy book! God blessJack Bogle and his followers who are making this continue!!