Author Topic: Investing/Accessible Funds Question  (Read 1140 times)


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Investing/Accessible Funds Question
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:32:03 AM »
I am very new at investing. When there is talk on here of investing in Vanguard Index Funds (outside of a 401k) to have access to dividends before the age when you can start accessing the 401k, does it matter the method of investing?  For example, instead of going through a financial advisor, can I do it myself through my TD Ameritrade account and just keep buying shares as I get more money to throw into it? I like being able to do things myself and not go through a company or financial advisor if possible!

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Re: Investing/Accessible Funds Question
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 09:48:18 AM »
You can do it yourself, and there are a lot of options on where/how. If you invest directly through an account setup at Vanguard, and you invest in Vanguard products, you don't have to pay any transaction fees (i.e.-$7/trade).