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Subject: Re: Where I should transfer my 401(k)s? Date: 11/26/2001 5:32 PM
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1. Vanguard tends to have the lowest fees among mutual fund providers, particularly if you can put more than $10,000 into each index fund. However, index fund ETFs in a discount brokerage account can beat Vanguard at the fee game in the following case:
- your broker isn't charging you account maintenance fees
- the commission is small (less than 1%) compared to the amount you're investing. Typically you can only manage this if you make large purchases (most people have to spread out their purchases)

On the other hand, Vanguard is surprisingly expensive for low-balance accounts.

For comparisons of brokers, see the Discount Broker board here on the Fool, or

2. Yes. You have a number of options for doing so. Vanguard does have an attached discount broker (not as deep-discount as some, but still quite reasonable).

3. There are no tax issues based on buying and selling, as long as the money remains inside the IRA.
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