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How to open your account

If you have any questions along the way—like which funds might be right for you—we're here to help.
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Step 1

Decide which mutual funds to buy

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Step 2

Choose an account type based on your savings goal

Decide which type of account you need

Step 3

Open your account online in about 10 minutes

  • Get started with as little as $1,000.*
  • Avoid account service fees by registering for secure access to our website and letting us send account documents to you electronically.

Get details on fees & minimums for Vanguard mutual funds

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*The minimum initial investment for Vanguard Target Retirement Funds and Vanguard STAR Fund is $1,000. A $3,000 minimum applies to most other funds. Fund-specific details are provided in each fund profile.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.