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Vanguard Personal Advisor Services®

When it comes to investing, your natural reactions can get in the way. It’s human nature to overthink, overreact, and, at times, be overwhelmed. With Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, an advisor serves as an emotional circuit breaker so you don't abandon a well-thought-out plan.

Partnering with a Vanguard advisor can help you reach your goals

Whether you're saving for retirement, a college education, a home, or you're about to retire or already retired, your partnership with a Vanguard advisor is at the heart of the service. An advisor will work closely with you to craft a personalized, goals-based financial plan according to your unique situation, then manage your portfolio to help you reach your goals.

Recent Vanguard research shows that an advisor who provides professional financial planning, coaching, and portfolio management services can add meaningful value compared to the average investor experience.*

Build your portfolio with low-cost funds. Our research suggests that lower-cost investments have tended to outperform higher-cost alternatives. That's why an advisor will build a portfolio with low-cost funds.

Serve as your investing coach. During times when the market rises or falls, it's easy to be tempted to abandon a well-thought-out plan. An advisor acts as an investing coach during these times to help an investor stick to the plan and stay on course.

Minimize your taxes. The less you pay in taxes, the more money you keep. According to our research, an advisor can help minimize an investor's tax burden in two ways: first, by efficiently allocating assets between taxable and tax-advantaged accounts; and second, when the time comes to withdraw money, such as for retirement, by developing a tax-smart distribution plan.

Here's how an advisor adds value

Build your portfolio with low-cost funds.

Serve as your investing coach.

Minimize your taxes.

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services is specifically designed to leverage these disciplined investing principles.
Source: Donald G. Bennyhoff and Francis M. Kinniry Jr., 2016. Vanguard Advisor's Alpha®. Valley Forge, Pa.: The Vanguard Group. vanguard.com/advisorvalue

Vanguard advisors give you real-life investing advice

Your financial goals are about real-life needs. They’re about taking care of family, being comfortable, and feeling secure. You'll find Vanguard advisors are dedicated to helping you satisfy those needs. They listen to what you want and partner with you to manage your portfolio on an ongoing basis—allowing you to be as involved as you want to be. And they're there for you when life events affect your plans and you need to make updates.

See how Vanguard Personal Advisor Services can help you get better portfolio performance at a low cost when you partner with a Vanguard advisor.

Here's how it works

A Vanguard advisor will:

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Simply select the Get started online button. Or, call 800-992-5541 to schedule a consultation to learn what partnering with a Vanguard financial advisor could mean for your portfolio. To take advantage of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, a $50,000 minimum is required.

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"In some ways, the future has already arrived...Vanguard, in its Personal Advisor Services offering, recently began providing investment advice and financial planning for just 0.3 percent annual fee.”*

NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 12, 2014

"Its rock-bottom price and use of both technology and financial professionals to deliver recommendations to investors is drawing assets and even some acclaim."

INVESTMENT NEWS, APRIL 16, 2014

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*Lower fees apply to assets under management of $5 million or more. Please call for details.