has been dubbed by Money magazine as "the Dean of the Vanguard Diehards," and Jack Bogle himself calls Taylor "the King of the Bogleheads." Now eighty-six and retired, Larimore regularly spends several hours a day answering questions for free on the Bogleheads.org forum.
MEL LINDAUER was dubbed "the Prince of the Bogleheads" by Jack Bogle. Together with Taylor Larimore, he initiated and continues to organize the grassroots Bogleheads annual meetings. Lindauer has been quoted in a number of newspapers and magazines and has appeared on CNNfn.
RICHARD A. FERRI, CFA, is a key member of the growing Bogleheads "brain trust" and founder and CEO of the investment firm, Portfolio Solutions, LLC. He is the author of seven books, including The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds and The Power of Passive Investing, both published by Wiley.
LAURA F. DOGU, called "the Queen of the Bogleheads," participated as an investment panelist during the Bogleheads meetings for the last four years. Dogu is a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.
Foreword (John C. Bogle).
Part I The Basics.
Chapter 1 The Retirement Planning Process (Thomas L. Romens).
Chapter 2 Understanding Taxes (Norman S. Janoff).
Part II Savings Accounts and Retirement Plans.
Chapter 3 Individual Taxable Savings Accounts (Dan Kohn).
Chapter 4 Individual Retirement Arrangements (Jim Dahle).
Chapter 5 Defined Benefit Employer Retirement Account (The Finance Buff).
Chapter 6 Defined Contribution Plans (Dan Kohn).
Chapter 7 Single-Premium Immediate Annuities (Dan Smith).
Part III Managing Your Retirement Accounts.
Chapter 8 Basic Investing Principles (Bob Davis).
Chapter 9: Investing for Retirement (David Grabiner and Alex Frakt).
Chapter 10 Funding Your Retirement Accounts (David Grabiner and Ian Forsythe).
Part IV The Retirement Payoff.
Chapter 11 Understanding Social Security (Dick Schreitmueller).
Chapter 12 Withdrawal Strategies (Carol Tomkovich).
Chapter 13 Early Retirement (Jeff McComas).
Part V Protecting Your Assets.
Chapter 14 Income Replacement (Lee E. Marshall).
Chapter 15: Health Insurance (Lee E. Marshall).
Chapter 16 Essentials of Estate Planning (Robert A. Stermer).
Chapter 17 Estate and Gift Taxes (Robert A. Stermer).
Part VI Finding Good Advice When You Need It.
Chapter 18 Seeking Help from Professionals (Dale C. Maley and Lauren Vignec).
Chapter 19 Divorce and Other Financial Disasters (David Rankine).
Chapter 20 Meet the Bogleheads (Taylor Larimore and Mel Lindauer).
Appendix I: Pearls of Wisdom.
Appendix II: Recommended Reading.
About the Editors.