My own portfolio dedicated to this approach has earned 15% per year. : Go figure. While some people are thought of for their jokes, their hobbies or their families, a reader thought of me when they read about a Vanguard fund underperforming of late. The poor ol’ Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX). Longtime readers know I’ve yapped about this before. While I rarely mention (let alone endorse!) mutual funds, VDIGX is notable for two reasons: Why this fund? Because in my “Brett Inc.” company plan, I have a set list of Vanguard funds to choose from.