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Subject:  Re: Individual bonds vs funds Date:  3/26/2007  6:48 PM
Author:  Foolferlove Number:  20162 of 36418

Most likely, CT taxes are low enough that Vanguard's regular muni fund (federal tax free but mostly taxable by CT) would be better than someone else's CT-specific fund

Yes. I'd be willing to bet that after the loads and increased expense ratio and 12b-1 fee, the broker, bank and mutual fund company will make MUCH more in the long run than you'll ever save in taxes.

NEVER buy a load fund if you have a similar fund that Vanguard sells.

Follow previous advice and skip the CT-tax free fund, and go with a Vanguard state-taxable (but federally tax exempt) fund.


P.S. How much is the load, percentage wise?
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