Expense ratio: 0.29%
Vanguard Dividend Growth is a large-company stock fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25, the annual list of our favorite no-load funds.
The name says it all. The fund’s holdings include longtime dividend raisers, such as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), as well as firms that hopped on the dividend- raising bandwagon more recently, such as Microsoft (MSFT). The fund yields 2.0%.
See FUND TABLES: Kiplinger 25 at a Glance for the complete list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.
Visit Kiplinger's Model Portfolios for three examples of how you can put Kiplinger 25 funds to work.
And for the full collection of our Kiplinger 25 content, see KIPLINGER 25: A Guide to Our Favorite No-Load Funds.