Decision Question financial Management

Decision Question financial Management

John Jetison believes he would need $500,000 to retire today and keep his same lifestyle. If Jetison estimates he will retire in 20 years, how much should he put away each month to have the equivalent of $500,000 in 20 years if the interest he can earn is 5%? If the interest rate changes to 3%, what will Jetison need to save each month? Picture cash flows on a timeline and present it when providing your answer. Think about your own retirement; what would the timeline look like? In what ways could you better prepare for retirement?

Textbook: Titman, S., Keown, A. J., & Martin, J. D. (2014). Financial management: Principles and applications (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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5% interest
20 years is = 20×12month
240months
5%interest is annually=monthly 5/12
0.417% monthly interest
Pv = pmt{(1-(1+i)^n)/i}

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