In the last couple of weeks several readers have requested that I discuss Vanguard’s upcoming Digital Advisor program. Vanguard has launched a robo-advisor service called Vanguard Digital Advisor®. Page 5 of their brochure: "For enrolled Vanguard Brokerage accounts, Digital Advisor uses ETFs as the core building blocks investments due to their low investment minimums and expense ratios, as well as their ability to help facilitate future investment strategies, such as tax loss harvesting, in Client’s Portfolios." My Thoughts. Vanguard Digital Advisor Services (VDAS). Robo-advisors are very popular these days and it's no surprise that Vanguard is offering a new service. Vanguard Advisors is a great option for someone who wants to pick up the phone and speak to an advisor about his/her portfolio. Best known for its index funds, Vanguard has led the way in cutting investor fees for decades. Interactive Brokers (IB) is an online discount brokerage firm founded in 1993. We still have to put in just a little bit of our time to learn about our investments. I was once the 8th most prolific poster on the forum and still rank in the top 20 despite putting 99% of my online efforts over the last decade here at The White Coat Investor. Vanguard Digital Advisor is cheaper but does not include a person. Vanguard Personal Advisor Services (VPAS) – Both human and online communications. Bogleheads are die-hard fans of Jack Bogle and index fund investing in general - Jack Bogle founded Vanguard, is the father of index funds and an all-around inspiration for people who want to engage in passive investments (generally stocks and bonds) for a long … The simplest Bogleheads lazy porfolio is the 2-fund portfolio. Vanguard Personal Advisor competitive with Betterment (0.25% – 0.40%) and Wealthfront (0.25%) but you work with a person, rather than an algorithm. IB is the largest retail broker as measured by Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs).The firm is founded by Thomas Peterffy who is credited as the father of digital trading by Forbes .Interactive Brokers Group has a market capitalization of $15 billion as of January, 2017 after combining both private and public … Online-only communication. Bogleheads are die-hard fans of Jack Bogle and index fund investing in general - Jack Bogle founded Vanguard, is the father of index funds and an all-around inspiration for people who want to engage in passive investments (generally stocks and bonds) for a long … 0.30% annual advisory fee (on top of ETF/fund expense ratios). Vanguard's hybrid robo-adviser, called Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, oversees $106 billion as of first quarter 2018 after surpassing the $100 billion mark last year. Two-fund Bogleheads lazy portfolio. When I first engaged Vanguard, my … … We can have lazy portfolios, but robo-advisors aren’t the silver bullet for lazy investors. But I was on the Bogleheads forum before there was a Bogleheads forum, back when it existed as the largest forum at Morningstar.com called the Vanguard Diehards. $50,000 minimum.