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Minimize your taxes through asset location

June 11, 2013

Vanguard leaders discuss where to invest your assets

It's not just how much you invest but where you invest it. Maria Bruno and Joel Dickson of Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group describe how a specific mix of funds layered in different accounts can help you create a tax-efficient portfolio.

Other excerpts from this webcast:


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