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Use Individual Equities in your IRA or your 401K if you can - many brokerages have fee free IRA's and therefore there is no fee other than the commission for buying or selling. Don't trade often or the costs will go up.
Use Index Funds or ETF's with low management fees. When you pick a fund, check the management fee - same for ETF's. Vanguard Index 500 fund charges .17%, Wells Fargo charges .25%, Schwab charges .09%. ETF's are generally lower, but they also have commissions in most cases, and management fees vary there as well.
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