bru wrote:So no thoughts about using Fidelity funds? Oh well.
Fidelity funds are a great alternative to Vanguard index funds if you're going to keep the account at Fidelity. There are other options available to you at Fidelity but I don't think they are as good and as simple to use as Spartan mutual funds.
1) iShares Commission free ETFs. Higher expense ratios and more complicated to use.
2) Vanguard ETFs - low expense ratios but commissions apply for each buy or sell.
3) Vanguard mutual funds through Fidelity. $75 commission fee for each one off purchase. Admiral shares of index funds not available.
4) Other ETFs
5) Individual bonds (TIPS etc)
I use Fidelity Spartan funds in my Solo 401(k) and Vanguard index funds in IRA/Taxable. I opened my Fidelity Solo 401(k) before Vanguard offered their plan. I am happy with the Fidelity Spartan offerings. If you prefer to use Vanguard TSM, TISM, TBM funds, I suppose you can transfer that Inherited IRA to Vanguard.