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zippyc

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Vanguard Index fund question
« on: February 28, 2015, 10:57:15 AM »
Hi there,

We finally set up a Vanguard account, but then discovered that there are quite a few Vanguard index funds to choose from. Any advice on choosing one or more?

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 11:07:34 AM »
I started by reading www.bogleheads.org/wiki   and just picked a Lazy Portfolio. So far so good.

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 11:25:58 AM »
Must read:  http://jlcollinsnh.com/stock-series/

If you can, go for admiral funds, I like vtsax and vfiax.



Don't forget to ask at work about 401k options, Fidelity has similar "Spartan" funds to VG.  I had to ask my HR person to get them added to our plan.

zippyc

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 11:50:50 AM »
Thank you!

My husband and I both have Fidelity 401K's, but are looking for savings outside of that and decided we'd like to go with Vanguard Index funds. Will definitely have a look at both sites mentioned.

zippyc

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 01:20:40 PM »
Does Admiral shares mean that you start with $10K to invest? Do we have to put the entire $10K into one index fund, or do I just need to invest that money in Vanguard funds in general?

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 01:28:51 PM »
Does Admiral shares mean that you start with $10K to invest? Do we have to put the entire $10K into one index fund, or do I just need to invest that money in Vanguard funds in general?
Per fund.

See https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/admiral-shares

zippyc

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Re: Vanguard Index fund question
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 01:48:31 PM »
Awesome. Thanks!