Last year was a great year in the stock market. The S&P 500 was up about 27%. But that doesn’t mean everyone that invested made that much money. Some made much more, and some made much less. How can you make sure that you don’t miss out on big future gains? You can start by cutting the cost of investing. You can cut serious costs over the long term by working with a low cost broker and investing in funds that don’t charge a large management fee. Together, these costs can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime, money that could instead be part of your retirement savings. For a list of 5 investment strategies that will help you do more with your money, read the full article here.