What Do I Need to Start a Vanguard Personal Account?

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Based in Pennsylvania, Vanguard is one of the largest investment companies in the world with more than 30 million investors in 170 countries. It provides customers with mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, broker services, educational account services, financial planning, management of assets and trust services.

While many of the company's clients include global, financial and institutional investors, it also serves millions of individuals who are planning for retirement, building college funds and buying homes, among other financial activities. If you're interested in setting up a Vanguard personal account, you'll need a few things before submitting your application. Here's how to get started.