Buy Index Funds, Not Mutual Funds: Expenses

In the following video Fool contributor, Matt Thalman discusses one reason why investors should avoid buying mutual funds and should stick to an index fund. While Matt believes there are a number of reasons why the individual investor should avoid mutual fund, today he focuses on expenses. He emphasizes the additionally expenses an investor will pay to own a mutual fund as opposed to an index fund and how those higher costs will affect an investor's long-term returns.

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