Table: Comparing Costs: DFA vs. Competitors

If you invested $1 million in a tax-deferred account with Dimensional Fund Advisors, what would it cost? And how would that compare with building a comparable portfolio on your own, using Barclays iShares exchange-traded funds or Vanguard Group funds?

BARCLAYS DFA VANGUARD ISHARES FUNDS FUNDS ASSET CLASS NO. OF FUNDS/ NO. OF FUNDS/ NO. OF FUNDS/ (% OF PORTFOLIO) ANNUAL COST ANNUAL COST ANNUAL COST

U.S. Stocks (42%) 5/$804 5/$1554 5/$972 International Stocks (18%) 2*/$750 6/$1414 2/$744 Fixed Income (40%) 2/$600 4/$990 2/$1200

Total fund expenses $2,154 $3,958 $2,916 Advisory Fee or Commissions $65 $6,000 $0 Total Cost $2,219 $9,958 $2,916 Total cost as % of assets 0.22% 1.00% 0.29%

* iShares for emerging markets stocks are still in registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission; expense ratio estimated at 0.55%

Data: Company reports, Morningstar, BusinessWeek

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