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"I've done the research for myself. And for me, the low fees, the ease of use, the automation all point to Vanguard."
—⁠CHASE

See how Vanguard's lower fees add up to big savings over time. Here's how a $50,000 investment might grow over 10, 20, and 30 years at Vanguard compared to an average company.

Industry average $84,143
Vanguard logo $88,562
What you get to keep
Industry average $141,601
Vanguard logo $156,866
What you get to keep
Industry average $238,295
Vanguard logo $277,847
What you get to keep
$50K $100K $150K $200K $250K $300K
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • 30 years

This hypothetical example assumes a 6% return on a $50,000 investment. If the rate of return were altered, results would vary from those shown. The shaded amounts represent both the amount paid in expenses as well as the "opportunity costs"—the amount you lose because the costs you paid are no longer invested. The final balance shown is after costs. This example doesn't represent any particular investment and doesn't account for inflation. There may be other material differences between investment products that must be considered prior to investing.

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*Vanguard average expense ratio: 0.10%. Industry average mutual fund and ETF expense ratio: 0.57%. All averages are asset-weighted. Industry averages exclude Vanguard. Sources: Vanguard and Morningstar, Inc., as of December 31, 2019.

**For the 10-year period ended March 31, 2020, 9 of 9 Vanguard money market funds, 74 of 78 Vanguard bond funds, 23 of 23 Vanguard balanced funds, and 119 of 141 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 225 of 251 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer group averages. Results will vary for other time periods. Only mutual funds and ETFs 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.

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services is provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor, or by Vanguard National Trust Company, a federally chartered, limited purpose trust company.

Vanguard Digital Advisor's services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc. ("VAI"), a federally registered investment advisor. VAI is a subsidiary of VGI and an affiliate of VMC. All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Neither VAI nor Digital Advisor guarantees profits or protection from losses.

The experiences of these Vanguard clients may not be representative of the experience of other Vanguard clients and are not a guarantee of future investment performance or success.