A bond ladder has advantages over a bond fund or ETF. The shorter the time span in which you will liquidate your bond holdings, the more valuable it is.
Holding international stock funds in a taxable account gives you foreign tax credit, but claiming it on IRS Form 1116 has become too much hassle.
Using a special order type will make your ETF order behave like a mutual fund order. This minimizes the price fluctuation when you harvest tax losses.
In light of $0 commissions, you get the best of both worlds when you choose who manages your investments and who manages your accounts separately.
The one unique advantage of a target date fund can overcome all its flaws.
Schwab has two sets of target date funds. Look for the word Index in the name.
How I voted on the Vanguard 2017 proxy proposals.
Fidelity’s Total International Index Fund is more diversified than its other international index funds.
How often a mutual fund or ETF pays dividends doesn’t affect its performance.
If you want DFA funds you don’t need to pay an advisor $1,000 a year or more. See how to buy DFA funds without an advisor.
This articles explains how bond closed-end funds work and how they are better or worse than the traditional open-end mutual funds and ETFs.
Vanguard long-term muni bond fund offers a much higher yield with a duration not that much longer than that on the intermediate-term fund. What gives? Is it a free lunch?