March 2017 Symbol: VFSTX Expense ratio: 0.20% 800-635-1511Vanguard Short-Term Investment grade is a bond fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25, the annual list of our favorite funds. Manager Gregory Nassour doesn’t have much wiggle room to adjust maturities, so most of his tweaks involve the mix of bond types. These days, corporate bonds make up 62% of the fund’s assets. The fund yields 1.9% and has a duration of 2.6 years. Data through February 28, 2017 See 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.