Using index funds and ETFs, nongovernment employees can replicate most--but not all--of the TSP's spartan lineup.
These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
We serve up some solid ideas for taxable accounts among muni funds, tech stocks, MLPs, and core broad market ETFs.
When it comes to fund performance, you don't always get what you pay for.
These offerings combine low tax-cost ratios and strong performance in the same package.
For a pre-retiree, our portfolio includes a larger--and better diversified--stake in bonds.
When building a portfolio using broadly diversified ETFs from Vanguard or other shops, consider costs and allocation.
No other fund is as efficiently managed or offers such broad diversification to U.S. stocks as Vanguard Total Stock Market.
Morningstar's Christine Benz highlights some of her favorite ETFs and low-minimum-investment funds for new investors.