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VFINX is far better than WM Group of Funds - Strategic Growth Portfolio, specifically the B shares. B Shares, according to their site, have a 5% deferred sales charge and fees of 1.13% per year. Avoid at all costs. VTSMX is a better choice than VFINX IMO. Personally I wouldn't keep such a high cash emergency fund unless I had high fixed expenses and/or an unstable job.

>>Would I have to find a non-proprietary index fund that works like VFINX?

Unsure what you mean by this; all funds are proprietary, but I would simply open the Roth at Vanguard directly and not worry too much about their small fees, which will go away once you reach their thresholds.

Nick


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