FIN 310 Chapter 14

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The need for retirement planning is increased by the uncertainties of a. inflation. b. social security benefits. c. the assets you hold. d. your pension benefits. e. all of these.
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E
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The first step in retirement planning is to a. determine how large a nest egg is required. b. consider your longevity. c. define your investment program. d. determine your income-earning assets. e. set retirement goals
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E
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The biggest unknown factor that retirees have when estimating their retirement needs and income is a. social security. b. inflation. c. pension benefits. d. expenditures. e. retirement age.
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B
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The major mistake(s) people make in retirement planning is(are) a. starting too early. b. saving too little. c. investing too aggressively. d. a and b e. a, b, and c
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B
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The major mistake(s) people make in retirement planning is(are) a. starting too late. b. saving too little. c. investing too conservatively. d. a and b e. a, b, and c
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E
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Funds to finance social security come from a. voluntary contributions from employee, employer, and self-employed. b. compulsory contributions from employee, employer, and self-employed. c. state and federal income tax. d. compulsory contributions from government, employee, and employer. e. Congressional appropriations.
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B
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The purpose of the social security retirement program is to a. increase retirement income to 75 percent of pre-retirement income. b. pay for health care costs. c. replace defunct pension fund plans. d. provide a basic adequate income to eligible retirees. e. none of these.
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D
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Annual increases in the social security benefit check are related to the a. retiree’s income. b. number of dependents. c. quality of life. d. current cost of living. e. pre-retirement cost of living.
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D
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Normal retirement age is typically defined as ____ years of age. a. 50 b. 55 c. 60 d. 65 e. 70
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D

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