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So someone told you to invest at Vanguard. Now what?

July 25, 2014

First of all, we're happy to have you with us, whether you're enrolled in a workplace retirement plan we manage, heard the "buzz" from friends or family, or found us while surfing online.

Our mission is clear: To take a stand for all investors, treat them fairly, and give them the best chance for investment success. We believe you can benefit from the experience, vision, and commitment to long-term success we offer, and we're here to help you reach your financial goals.

VanguardVanguard has a tremendous lineup of investments and services to suit your needs. Our unique management structure—we're owned by our clients—helps us offer low-cost mutual funds, high-quality brokerage products, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in client service.

Whatever your goals may be—to start an investment plan, save for college, or retire comfortably—our award-winning website will take you where you need to go. You'll also find expert commentary on the economy and markets to keep you up to speed on the latest news from Wall Street and help you make sound financial decisions.

We invite you to visit the pages below and take a look around. We think you'll like what you find.

Get started:

Learn how to be a better investor »
Read about Vanguard's four simple, timeless principles for long-term investing success.

See what we have to offer »
You have a goal in mind and we want to help you achieve it. Browse what we have to offer to find the best product or service for you.

Open an account »
Ready to invest? Here's where to begin, whether you're starting from scratch or transferring an account from another institution.

Invest for specific goals:

Save for retirement »
Open an IRA, roll over a 401(k), or use interactive tools to find out how much money you'll need to retire comfortably.

Save for college »
Choose from several college savings vehicles for your children or grandchildren and calculate future college costs.

Save for the unexpected »
Sooner or later, you'll face expenses you didn't see coming. Decide how much money you should have on hand—and where to keep it.

Vanguard services:

Get personal advice »
Need help with your portfolio? We offer an array of professional advice services for investment guidance, estate planning, and other wealth management needs.

Take Vanguard with you »
You're on the go, and so are we. Learn about Vanguard's free apps for mobile devices.

Sign up for online access »
Register (or reregister) for full account access on vanguard.com.

Vanguard news and insights:

Get our take on the news »
Find out what's happening in the economy and financial markets, get in-depth research from Vanguard experts, and learn what it takes to become a tax-savvy investor.

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  • All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.
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