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Old 02-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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That all makes sense. The info on expense ratios is especially valuable, as I too have read of how ERs can eat away a significant portion of your balance in retirement. I wish my 401k had lower fees, but as Mulligan said, we work with the hand we're dealt.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #22
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ER's are already included in performance figures, so no need to subtract the ER from the specified fund gains. But fund managers have to do +ER better than an index before they start making anything for you. No sense giving them too challenging a task.

Morningstar likes to point out that one of the things that predicts future fund performance is the expense ratio. The lower the better. I'm not sure that's all cause, but it's interesting.

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