1. Your family members know you are taking this class and you learned about time value of money. Four of them came separately to ask questions relating to time value of money. Use the applicable interest table at the end of the book to compute the unknowns for your four relatives. Note that each is independent.
a. Your cousin asked how much he must contribute at the end of the each of the next eight years if he wants to accumulate $90,000 in his account by the end of the eighth year. Cousin told you the interest is compounded annually and the account will earn interest rate of 8%.
b. Your 40-year old Aunt plans to retire at age 65. She is getting a late start but wants to start contributing towards her retirement from now (age 40) through age 64. How much must she contribute each year if he plans to accumulate $500,000 by the time he retires; if he will earn 12% annual interest and interest is compounded annually?
c. Your sister owes $47,347 on her student loan. She wants to pay off before she retires. She has $20,000 today and she will invest the $20,000 in an account that pays 9% interest. How many years will it take for the $20,000 to grow so she can have enough money to pay off the $47,347 debt assume the debt amount is fixed?
d. Your uncle currently has a $27,600 loan. He plans to repay the loan in four years. She plans to invest $19,553 for the next four years and use the principal and interest balance in the account to pay off the loan. What rate of interest must your uncle earn annually so he can have enough to pay off the loan?
A family members time value of money is examined. The applicable interest tables are computed.
Kibbutzims, Communes, Middle Class & Social Order
Please provide help and discussion of the questions listed below:
Are there any controls on the kibbutz leaders those who are "more powerful"? Can the people who voted them in would they be able to get rid of them if things are not going right? Are they there whether or not they do a job that benefits the kibbutz?
Consider the statement: If the middle class continues to shrink until there is no longer a middle class. The rich will have to pay additional taxes to sustain programs needed for the poor.
If the rich are already getting tax refunds, even though they are not paying taxes. How will they help do that?
How can the rich help the poor by paying additional taxes if there is no middleclass to pay taxes. Will all the burden of paying more taxes be passed down on to the poor?