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How do I buy a fund with a check?

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to buy shares of a fund via check

Step 1

This example is for illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.

Brokerage assets are held by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC.

To buy a Vanguard mutual fund with a check from your Account overview page, first select the Holdings tab.

From the Holdings tab, find the Transact dropdown menu. Select Buy Vanguard funds to begin your order.

Step 2

On the Buy Vanguard funds page, select the appropriate account under Where’s the money going?

If you own a brokerage account, you must select your federal money market settlement fund. Click CONTINUE.

Step 3

In the Where’s the money coming from? section, select I’ll send Vanguard a check from the dropdown menu. Click CONTINUE.

Make sure your printer is set up and ready to print the necessary paperwork to complete the rest of this process.

Step 4

Review the Consent to electronic delivery of fund prospectus and click ACCEPT.

Step 5

On the Review and submit page, make sure your transaction is correct.

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Follow the instructions on your printed forms to send your check to Vanguard. Your transaction is not complete until Vanguard receives your check.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.