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How to invest

How Vanguard can help you reach your goal

Low costs and high-quality funds are just two reasons Vanguard is one of the best places to invest for your goal.
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What you can expect from us

Easy money movement

It's easy to move money between your bank account and your Vanguard account. You can automatically transfer money every week or month (or on any other schedule you choose). You can also monitor and manage your account online and through our app.

Low costs

Our expenses and fees are among the lowest in the industry.* And the less money taken out of your account earnings, the more stays in your account—getting you closer to your goal.

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High-quality funds

74% of Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) performed better than their peer-group averages over the past 10 years.**

A bird's-eye view

Already a Vanguard client? Keeping all your investments here means you'll be able to see them together in one place and get a total picture of your finances.

Stability

You can count on us to be here for you. We've been around since 1975 and are now one of the world's largest investment companies.†

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Ready to start saving?

New to Vanguard?


We're here to help

Talk with one of our investment specialists.

Call 800-891-5355

Monday through Friday

*Vanguard average expense ratio: 0.09%. Industry average expense ratio: 0.49%. All averages are asset-weighted. Industry averages exclude Vanguard. Sources: Vanguard and Morningstar, Inc., as of December 31, 2021.

**For the 10-year period ended December 31, 2021, 7 of 7 Vanguard money market funds, 67 of 86 Vanguard bond funds, 21 of 24 Vanguard balanced funds, and 128 of 183 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 223 of 300 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer-group average. Results will vary for other time periods. Only mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. The competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. View fund performance

†Vanguard managed more than $8.0 trillion as of February 28, 2022.

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