Defined-Benefit Pension Plans – Actuarial Assumptions

Which of the following statements concerning the various actuarial assumptions used in estimating an employer’s contributions to a defined-benefit pension plan is correct? The higher the assumed rate of investment income, the larger the employer’s assumed contribution rate. The higher the employee turnover or termination rate, the larger should be the employer’s assumed contribution rate.…

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Saving for a Retirement Goal

Erika wants $50,000 a year in today’s dollars in retirement. She anticipates retiring in 10 years and living in retirement for 30 years. Erika can earn 7% on her investments and she expects inflation to average 4%. Approximately how much should Erika have saved by the day she retires to meet this goal? $913,000 $983,000…

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Margin Call

Your client purchased Beta, Inc. publicly traded shares at $150 per share with an Initial Margin of 50%. The maintenance margin is 25%. A margin call will occur below what price per share? $87.50 $100.00 $112.50 None of the above CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand B is the answer. Margin Call Price = Initial Purchase…

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Defined Benefit Plan Reversion Tax

Lucky Star Corp has been extremely lucky with their defined benefit plan as it is currently overfunded. Management decided to terminate the plan while they are overfunded and share the excess with the employees. What amount of reversion tax will Lucky Star Corp have to pay upon termination? 0% 10% 20% 50% CLICK TO REVEAL…

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Sale of Home by Surviving Spouse

April’s husband Jay died 5 years ago when their home was worth $600,000. Due to the soft real estate market, April kept the house until the housing market recovered. She finally sold the home this year for $950,000. What is the amount of April’s taxable gain or loss if she bought the home jointly with…

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Power of Attorney over Financial Affairs

Laura is concerned she will develop Alzheimer’s disease later in life similar to her mother. Which of the following documents should Laura execute to make sure her son is able to handle her financial affairs in the event she does develop Alzheimer’s disease? Durable springing power of attorney Nondurable springing power of attorney Durable nonspringing…

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Refinance Payment Calculation

Dale refinanced his home mortgage to a 30 year fixed mortgage with biweekly payments. How much is each payment if he owed $350,000 at the time of the refinance and the interest rate is 3%? $680 $771 $1,136 $1,242 CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand A is the answer. Brandon pays his mortgage every two weeks…

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Modified Endowment Contract Loan

Alan paid $70,000 for a MEC policy when he was 50 years old. What are the income tax ramifications if he takes a $15,000 loan 3 years after purchasing the policy? The policy was worth $78,000 at the time of the loan. Alan would not have to report any taxable income or penalty. Alan would…

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Defining a Stock Spread

Which of the following combinations correctly describes a spread? A combination of a short sale and a purchase of a call for the same stock A combination of buying and selling calls on the same stock with different expiration dates and exercise prices A combination of a put and a call on the same stock…

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