## Refinance Payment Calculation

Evan refinanced his home mortgage to a 30-year fixed mortgage with monthly payments. How much is each payment if he owed \$250,000 at the time of the refinance and the interest rate is 7%? \$891 \$1,211 \$1,459 \$1,663 CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand D is the answer. Evan pays his mortgage every month which means…

## CFP Board Research Reveals Millenials’ Top Life Goal

CFP® Board Updates A recent research report by the CFP Board shows “Financial Independence” is the #1 priority of millennials. The survey found 46% of individuals born between 1981 and 1996 cite financial independence or stability is their top life goal. Travel, a healthy and long retirement, career fulfillment, and developing lasting relationships were other…

## Calculating Realized Compound Yield on a Bond

An investor bought a bond at par that matures in 15 years. The bond pays an annual coupon of \$130 and the reinvestment rate is 9%. What is the realized compound yield of this bond? 10.21% 11.48% 13.00% 14.10% CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand A is the answer. One would anticipate a realized compound yield…

## Tax Saving Strategies

Dan and Karen Burles have 2 children, Coy (age 12, student) and Roger (age 21, student). Dan and Karen own a security equipment sales and installation business, an LLC. Dan and Karen are in the highest income tax bracket. They have a portfolio with \$130,000 of municipal bonds (annual income \$5,200), \$80,000 of corporate bonds…

## Possible Penalties on Tax Return

Terry received a notice from the IRS correcting a math error on his individual income tax return. As a result, Terry owes \$1,000 in taxes, penalties and interest. Which of the following is the most likely penalty or interest assessed against Terry? Understatement penalty Failure to file penalty Fraud penalty Underpayment penalty CLICK TO REVEAL…

## CFP Board Releases Book on CFP History

CFP® Board Updates To commemorate the 50th anniversary of CFP® certification, the CFP Board has published The First 50 Years of CFP® Certification: The Standard for Financial Planning, written by Michelle Kruger, Ph.D., CFP®. Filled with memories and forward-looking insights from individuals who helped lead the CFP® certification’s development over the years. To purchase the book,…

## Annual Return and Compounding

Course: Fundamentals of Financial PlanningLesson 5: Using the Calculator Student Question: My question relates to being able to clearly distinguish when the CFP Board exam will require an annual, or other period for the answer. Question 5(b) asks: “What is the rate of return on Investment 2 using daily compounding?” What is the annual rate…

## Owner of a Grantor Trust

In which of the following situations would the grantor of a trust not be considered the owner? The grantor has a reversionary interest in the trust, of which the grantor’s son is the sole beneficiary, but the grantor cannot exercise this power until eight years after transfer of property to the trust. The grantor retains…