I see that Vanguard's ETFs are getting a lot less expensive. The S&P 500 option is 5 bp, same as the fund. It may still be different in other shops.Anyway, both flavors will indeed get you started in the right direction. But we're still largely ignorant of the risks in ETFs, and should be cautious about relying too much on them.
6/7/14 at 2:21pm