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galeno wrote:
I suggest Vanguard's VTSMX (total expense ratio of 0.16%) or VFINX (total expense ratio of 0.18%). These are the only two
mutual funds I would recommend. Everything else is expensive JUNK!!

Apparently, he doesn't know that both of these funds require at least $1K to start (in an IRA, $3K outside). Not much help.

I wish I could help you beccapooka but I managed to get enough together to start funding my IRA the first year, so I didn't have to research this. I don't know who has them for less than $1000, much less what the expense ratios are for small balances. Good luck finding out.

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