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1. Janine is 25 and has a good job at a biotechnology company. Janine

estimates that she will need $875,000 in her total retirement nest egg by the time she is 65 in order to have retirement income of $20,000 a year. (She expects that Social Security will pay her an additional $15,000 a year.) She currently has $5,000 in an IRA, an important part of her retirement nest egg. She believes her IRA will grow at an annual rate of 8 percent, and she plans to leave it untouched until she retires at age 65. How much will Janine's IRA be worth when she needs to start withdrawing money from it when she retires? (Hint: Use Exhibit 1-A in the Chapter 1 Appendix.) (LO 18.5)


Years to retirement =

Her current IRA = $

Annual growth rate =

Future Value (compounded sum) after 40 years @ 8% growth = $[_,___] x [__.___] = $


2.  In the above problem, how much money will Janine have to accumulate in her company's 401(k) plan over the next 40 years in order to reach her retirement income goal? (LO 18.5)


$875,000 - $[___,___] = $

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