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Mutual Fund Fees

Do you know how much you are paying for your mutual funds? Are there sales charges? How about the fees you pay to the fund company? Learn more about what you are paying for.

What Are No-Load Funds?
What are no-load funds? Learn about the benefits and types of loads and why smart investors choose these low-cost mutual funds.

Understanding Mutual Fund Fees
You have decided to add mutual funds to your well-balanced portfolio. Your next step is to sift through the myriad of choices— where do you buy mutual funds and how much is it going to cost you?

Average Expense Ratios for Mutual Funds
There are plenty of good mutual funds with below-average expense ratios to choose from in the universe. Therefore don't settle for expensive when you can have inexpensive AND high quality! Check out this breakdown and comparison of average expense ratios for basic fund types

Hidden Fund Fees: Morningstar Weighs in at About.com
Why do you have to pay those hidden fund fees known as 12b-1 fees? Some folks think these fees are no good, hidden fund fees that are unnecessary. There’s been so much press on these so-called hidden fund fees lately that I posed a few questions to Morningstar. I asked Russel Kinnel, director of fund research at Morningstar to weigh in on the argument.

Mutual Fund Management Fees And Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Mutual fund management fees are best explained by thinking about a big bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough...now eat some of the dough.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mutual Fund Fees
A handy, thorough guide on mutual fund fees by the Investment Company Institute.

The SEC Mutual Fund Cost Calculator
The SEC's Mutual Fund Cost Calculator enables investors to easily estimate and compare the costs of owning mutual funds. The Cost Calculator takes the mystery and math out of the cost equation, revealing how costs add up over time.

Do Socially Responsible Mutual Funds Charge Higher Expense Fees?
It’s often said that expense fees charged to investors by socially responsible mutual funds are generally higher than those assessed by other actively managed mutual funds. But in fact the evidence is too thin to make that determination one way or another. William Donovan, About.com Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, provides some food for thought.

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