Question

Marisa Gale, a 25-year-old personal loan officer at Second National Bank, understands the importance of starting early when it comes to saving for retirement. She has designated $3,000 per year for her retirement fund and assumes she'll retire at age 65.

- How much will she have if she invests in CDs and similar money
market instruments that earn 6 percent on average? Round your
answer to the nearest dollar.

$ - How much will she have if instead she invests in equities and
earns 8 percent on average? Round your answer to the nearest
dollar.

$ - Marisa is urging her friend, Nolan Ransom, to start his plan
right away because he's 40. What would his nest egg amount to if he
invested in the same manner as Marisa and he, too, retires at age
65? Round your answer to the nearest dollar.

Nest egg amount at 6% = $

Nest egg amount at 8% = $

Comment on your findings.

Answer #1

How much will she have if she invests in CDs and similar money
market instruments that earn 6 percent on average?

=3000/6%*(1.06^40-1)=464285.8969

How much will she have if instead she invests in equities and earns
8 percent on average? Round your answer to the nearest
dollar.

=3000/8%*(1.08^40-1)=777169.5561

Marisa is urging her friend, Nolan Ransom, to start his plan right
away because he's 40. What would his nest egg amount to if he
invested in the same manner as Marisa and he, too, retires at age
65? Round your answer to the nearest dollar.

Nest egg amount at 6% =3000/6%*(1.06^25-1)=164593.536

Nest egg amount at 8% =3000/8%*(1.08^25-1)=219317.8199

Comment on your findings.

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