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Financial Planning
Words: 1896 Length: 6 Pages Document Type: Case Study Paper #: 56724567
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Debt Management and Retirement Planning
It is very important for Howe to pay all their debts and free themselves of the liability since a lot of loan like credit card loan, car loan, student loan, are hampering Howes to save up more. If they have plans for retiring in 22 years, they need to free themselves of all the loans and credit they have on them, thus saving up the interest money that goes out monthly. They can use that money for other expenses and purposes. In short term they might feel like they have lesser funds but they can have the relief that they don’t own anything to anyone and focus on saving for their future. There will be one more debt addition because of Pat’s college education, so it’s better they slowly focus on paying off the loans first and then proceed to making progress with the savings…

Jagdambay Manufacturing and Bond Evaluation
Words: 1446 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 94965035
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Case Study
Part I
Suppose Jagdambay manufacturing sells a bond paying a coupon rate of 5% per year with par value (face value) of $200,000 when the market rate is only 4% per year. The bond has 5 years until maturity.
What is the bond’s price today if market rate is 5%? Show your computations
The issuance of bonds is done with a fixed par value and the dividends paid out to preferred stockholders is done on the basis of a percentage of that par value at a fixed rate. The present day bond price is calculated as follows:
Bond Price = c / (1 + i) + c / (1 + i)2 + …+ c / (1 + i)n + M / (1 + i)n
In this case,
C is the coupon payment = $200,000
I is the interest rate = 5 percent
M is the value at maturity…

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How compound interest impacts the EAR and the APR
Words: 346 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 77987278
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What effect does compound interest more frequently than annually have on its future value and the effective annual rate (EAR)? Explain. How would you explain the difference between the annual percentage rate (APR) and effective annual rate (EAR) to a friend with no background in finance?Compound interest allows interest to compound on itself over a specific holding period. As a result, owners of a particular asset earn interest on their original investment plus the interest that was accrued in prior periods. This creates a compounding effect that can take small sums of money and overtime, create very large sums of money (Belser, 1919). For example, a $1000 investment that earns 5% per year will earn $1050 at the end of one year. However, at the end of the second year the investment will be $1102.50. The interest in year two was 5% more than interest in year one, which is…


1. Belser, F. C. 1919. Rapid calculation of compound interest processes. Journal of Accountancy (April): 241-248