Financial advisers are telling investors that it is high time they shop around for low-cost funds, particularly given the dismal state of the markets in 2008.

As Christine Benz, director of personal finance for Morningstar, told the Associated Press, “When you come off a frustrating year like last year, investors are looking around for answers. One of the most obvious things you can do is focus on what you can control, and I put fund fees squarely in the column of something you can control.”

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