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    Simulation model to evaluate car purchase vs lease option

    An advertisement in the newspaper offers a new car for sale or lease. The purchase price of the car is $43,240, or the car can be leased for 24 months for a monthly payment of $458, with a $7,500 down-payment. Under the lease option, there is a charge of 24 cents/mile for mileage above 30,000 miles for the 24 months, and a $550

    Simulation-Dice Rolls in Excel

    Develop two simulation models of tossing two six-sided dice (numbered 1 through 6 on the six faces). Model 1: Simulate rolling a single die twice and add the total. Model 2: Simulate a combined roll of two dice, giving a number from 2 through 12 with appropriate probabilities.

    Personal Budget Deficit

    A. What situations might have created the budget deficit for the Constantine family? B. What amounts would you suggest for the various categories for the family budget? C. Describe additional actions for the Constantine family related to their budget or other money management activities. Adjusting the Budget In a recent m

    Career and Financial Planning

    Career Decision: Life Situation Single - Age 21 No dependents College student Financial Data Monthly Income $1,750 Living Expenses $1,210 Personal property $7,300 Savings $2,000 Student loan $3,000 Credit card debt $2,400 Shelby Johnson's current employment position, a grooming specialist for a local pet store, p

    Financial Planning: Personal

    Situation 1: Fran and Ed Blake, ages 43 and 47, have a daughter who is completing her first year of college and a son three years younger. Currently, they have $42,000 in savings and investment funds set aside for their children's education. With increasing education costs, they are concerned whether this amount is adequate. In

    Types of Business Organizations

    What are the three primary forms of business organizations? Describe their advantages and disadvantages from a financial point of view.

    Capital Vs. Revenue Expenditure

    Explain the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure. Also, give an example of each and explain the difference in the method of accounting for each expenditure. Explain if there are times that it would be in management's best interest to "shift" an expenditure from a capital expenditure to a revenue exp

    Ethics of Minimum Wage

    What are the ethical implications of federal minimum wage? Who does it help, and who does it harm? Does raising the current level of the minimum wage increase unemployment, drive business away, or harm the very poor? Will a higher minimum wage raise the standard of living and buying power of the wage earners? A short paragraph i

    Disadvantageous bargaining position

    Do you agree that when one enters into a disadvantageous bargaining position because of one's own voluntary acts (such as ignoring a warning) that an otherwise exploiting act becomes morally permissible because the person assumed the risk, or is the act always impermissible because the person is especially disadvantaged? Why, or

    Bank reconciliation as an internal control tool

    Describe how the bank reconciliation can be used as an internal control tool for cash. Also, should the same person that receives cash payments prepare the bank reconciliation? Give at least one reason to support your answer.

    NPV, Payback, IRR discuss compute evaluate recommend

    Creating a memo to management including the following: Describe the use of internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), and the payback method in evaluating project cash flows. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Calculate the following time value of money problems: If you want to acc

    Classify variable and fixed costs, net present value NPV

    1) Cost Classification: The Lee's have provided you with the following costs and relevant information that are assumed for year 20XY. Classify the costs as variable costs or fixed costs. Explain the importance of distinguishing between variable and fixed costs. If business is expected to be steady from month to month, provide a

    Financial Analysis Explanation

    This assignment is designed to teach you how to research a company of your choice. You will be performing an analysis of the financial statements of a publicly traded company. 1. To obtain these financial statements. you will need to access http://www.sec.gov/ 2. Once you are on the SEC website, click on "Company Filings"

    The Financial Statements

    Describe how the financial statements (the income statement, statement of retained earnings, balance sheet and statement of cash flows) are interrelated. Provide at least two examples. If you were an investor, would you place more emphasis on any one particular financial statement? A short paragraph or at least 5 sentence

    Affirmative Action Questions

    The U.S. Department of Labor (n.d.) describes affirmative action as shown below: For federal contractors and subcontractors, affirmative action must be taken by covered employers to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs,

    The Harvard MBA Oath/Business Ethics

    Do you think that taking the (Harvard) MBA Oath positively affects the ability of employees to discharge their ethical duties? Is it useful? If so, in what ways? What would you add to the Oath? Is there anything that concerns you, and why? The answer doesn't have to be long. A one paragraph will be sufficient

    Ambush Marketing Structures

    Datamonitor. (2010, July). Ambush marketing case study: Successfully leveraging high-profile events to raise brand profile. Then, draft a two-page paper by addressing each of the following items:  In your own words, how would you describe "ambush marketing"? Include two examples with your description.  What are

    Business Ethics and Responsibilities

    Create a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation that explores professional ethics and responsibilities. You can use information from the CSU Online Library or other reliable sources. (Note: Websites such as Wikipedia are not acceptable academic sources.) You may use the slide notes function to explain slide contents as necessary.

    the topic of the ethics of drug testing in the employment setting.

    choose an article within either the ABI/INFORM Collection database or the Business Source Complete database on the topic of the ethics of drug testing in the employment setting. After reading the article, write a 500-word article critique by addressing each of the following items:  Briefly introduce and summarize

    Business Ethics Century Perspectives Demand

    For this assignment, you will watch a series of short video segments from the film Business Ethics: A 21st-Century Perspective. In combination with the assigned reading, provide a response to the questions that follow. In order to access the video segments, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the Films On

    Portfolio Optimization Techniques

    Portfolio Assignment 1. Calculate all of the portfolio statistics: a. Browse through the sheet. There is a vector named Ret. These are the mean returns over the period. We will use these as the proxy expected return for each stock. b. Several lines below this are the correlation matrix and the covariance matrix. The relev

    WACC, Beta of Levered & Unlevered, Enterprise Value

    Duck Company has the following capital structure. Its corporate tax rate is 35%. Security Book Value Market Value Cost Debt $18 million $20 million 6% Common stock $27 million 50 million 14% Compute WACC ________________% CAMPCO has only one bond issue outstanding. The bonds carry an annual coupon of 8%, mature in

    Letter of Interest

    To Whom It May Concern: I would like to express my interest in applying for the Regional, Traffic Signal Manager's position. My experience aligns with the qualifications you are seeking at the Department of Public Works, in particular my role as the current Supervisor of Traffic Signal Maintenance with the department. I am c

    Financial Management Strategies for Healthcare Organizations

    The Healthcare delivery system is affected by barriers as to economic cost and access to healthcare providers. What financial management strategies may be implemented to ensure that economic cost is within a level that allows the healthcare provider to obtain the desired level of profit, while ensuring accessibility and avail

    Vacancy Factor for Compensation

    Hi, how do I calculate vacancy factor for compensation? Every year we do a budget and every year compensation expenses comes in favorable to budget due to open/term positions. So my boss wants me to include a vacancy factor to reduce the budget compensation expense. My boss said it should be based on a historical % of compensat

    Total Relevant Costs

    Millbridge Family Services (MFS) currently operates a foster care program that is fully funded by the state. Changing government priorities are expected to result in a 20% reduction in its state foster care funding for the upcoming fiscal year. MFS's management is considering eliminating the foster care program in the next fisca

    Holding Too Much Cash

    Hello, I need some help with this assignment. Because of a new product line, your company's sales over the last few months have increased significantly. As a result, the amount of cash held by the company has increased to levels never experienced before. An evaluation by the company's financial staff concludes that the

    Foreign Stock Investment

    Discuss the value of foreign stocks in an investment portfolio. Do you want them? If so, which ones? Do you diversify the classes as you would domestic stock? If so, what classes would you select? Are there any countries you would avoid? What about a stock index for foreign stocks—is this a good or a bad idea?

    Time Value of Money and Equivalent Annuity

    Please do your own work and do not share your work with others. Please type a numerical solution in the space provided for each problem -- thanks. 1. How much will you have at the end of 16 years if put $8680 per year at the end of each year into a saving account earning 1.8% annually? _________ 2. How much do you need to i

    Optimal time to abandon investment

    1. An asset costs $247,000 and will generate cash benefits of $80,000 at the end of each year for six years for Hartford Corporation. Salvage values are $160,000, $145,000, $85,000, and $45,000 at the end of years 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively. The required return is 5.25 percent. Please compute the net present

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