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Question: Clarence Weatherspoon, a super salesman

Clarence Weatherspoon, a super salesman contemplating retirement on his fifty-fifth birthday, decides to create a fund on an 8% basis that will enable him to withdraw $20,000 per year on June 30, beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2021. To develop this fund, Clarence intends to make equal contributions on June 30 of each of the years 2014–2017.


(a) How much must the balance of the fund equal on June 30, 2017, in order for Clarence Weatherspoon to satisfy his objective?

(b) What are each of Clarence’s contributions to the fund?

> Presented below are selected accounts for Alvarez Company as reported in the worksheet at the end of May 2014. Instructions Complete the worksheet by extending amounts reported in the adjusted trial balance to the appropriate columns in the works

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> The Kellys are planning for a retirement home. They estimate they will need $200,000 4 years from now to purchase this home. Assuming an interest rate of 10%, what amount must be deposited at the end of each of the 4 years to fund the home price? (Round

> Access the glossary (“Master Glossary”) to answer the following. (a) What is the definition of present value? (b) Briefly describe the term “discount rate adjustment technique.” (c) Identify the other codification referen

> Dunn Inc. owns and operates a number of hardware stores in the New England region. Recently, the company has decided to locate another store in a rapidly growing area of Maryland. The company is trying to decide whether to purchase or lease the building

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> Ellison Inc., a manufacturer of steel school lockers, plans to purchase a new punch press for use in its manufacturing process. After contacting the appropriate vendors, the purchasing department received differing terms and options from each vendor. The

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> Howie Long has just learned he has won a $500,000 prize in the lottery. The lottery has given him two options for receiving the payments. (1) If Howie takes all the money today, the state and federal governments will deduct taxes at a rate of 46% imme

> Assume that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has decided to surface and maintain for 10 years a vacant lot next to one of its stores to serve as a parking lot for customers. Management is considering the following bids involving two different qualities of surfacing

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> Killroy Company owns a trade name that was purchased in an acquisition of McClellan Company. The trade name has a book value of $3,500,000, but according to GAAP, it is assessed for impairment on an annual basis. To perform this impairment test, Killroy

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> Assuming the same facts as those in E6-18 except that the payments must begin now and be made on the first day of each of the 15 years, what payment method would you recommend?

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> Alan Jackson invests $20,000 at 8% annual interest, leaving the money invested without withdrawing any of the interest for 8 years. At the end of the 8 years, Alan withdraws the accumulated amount of money. Instructions (a) Compute the amount Alan would

> For each of the following cases, indicate (a) to what rate columns, and (b) to what number of periods you would refer in looking up the interest factor. 1. In a future value of 1 table 2. In a present value of an annuity of 1 table

> Consider the loan in BE6-16. What payments must Zach Taylor make to settle the loan at the same interest rate but with the 6 payments beginning on the day the loan is signed?

> The following are a number of values taken from compound interest tables involving the same number of periods and the same rate of interest. Indicate what each of these four values represents. (a) 6.71008. (b) 2.15892. (c) .46319. (d) 14.48656.

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> Adams Inc. will deposit $30,000 in a 12% fund at the end of each year for 8 years beginning December 31, 2014. What amount will be in the fund immediately after the last deposit?

> Maria Alvarez is investing $300,000 in a fund that earns 8% interest compounded annually. What equal amounts can Maria withdraw at the end of each of the next 20 years?

> Leon Tyler’s VISA balance is $793.15. He may pay it off in 12 equal end-of-month payments of $75 each. What interest rate is Leon paying?

> Henry Quincy wants to withdraw $30,000 each year for 10 years from a fund that earns 8% interest. How much must he invest today if the first withdrawal is at year-end? How much must he invest today if the first withdrawal takes place immediately?

> Morgan Freeman is investing $16,380 at the end of each year in a fund that earns 10% interest. In how many years will the fund be at $100,000?

> Refer to the data in BE6-7. Assuming quarterly compounding of amounts invested at 12%, how much of John Fillmore’s inheritance must be invested to have enough at retirement to buy the boat? In BE6-7 John has recently come into an inheritance of $400,000.

> John Fillmore’s lifelong dream is to own his own fishing boat to use in his retirement. John has recently come into an inheritance of $400,000. He estimates that the boat he wants will cost $300,000 when he retires in 5 years. How much of his inheritance

> Steve Madison needs $250,000 in 10 years. How much must he invest at the end of each year, at 11% interest, to meet his needs?

> What are the components of an interest rate? Why is it important for accountants to understand these components?

> Sally Medavoy will invest $8,000 a year for 20 years in a fund that will earn 12% annual interest. If the first payment into the fund occurs today, what amount will be in the fund in 20 years? If the first payment occurs at year-end, what amount will be

> Bo Newman will invest $10,000 today in a fund that earns 5% annual interest. How many years will it take for the fund to grow to $17,100?

> Candice Willis will invest $30,000 today. She needs $150,000 in 21 years. What annual interest rate must she earn?

> Tony Bautista needs $25,000 in 4 years. What amount must he invest today if his investment earns 12% compounded annually? What amount must he invest if his investment earns 12% annual interest compounded quarterly?

> Recently, Glenda Estes was interested in purchasing a Honda Acura. The salesperson indicated that the price of the car was either $27,600 cash or $6,900 at the end of each of 5 years. Compute the effective-interest rate to the nearest percent that Glenda

> Answer the following questions. (a) On May 1, 2014, Goldberg Company sold some machinery to Newlin Company on an installment contract basis. The contract required five equal annual payments, with the first payment due on May 1, 2014. What present valu

> Alexander Enterprises leases property to Hamilton, Inc. Because Hamilton, Inc. is experiencing financial difficulty, Alexander agrees to receive five rents of $20,000 at the end of each year, with the rents deferred 3 years. What is the present value of

> In a book named Treasure, the reader has to figure out where a 2.2 pound, 24 kt gold horse has been buried. If the horse is found, a prize of $25,000 a year for 20 years is provided. The actual cost to the publisher to purchase an annuity to pay for the

> Explain how the future value of an ordinary annuity interest table is converted to the future value of an annuity due interest table.

> Assume the same situation as in Question 11, except that the four equal amounts are deposited at the beginning of the period rather than at the end. In this case, what amount must be deposited at the beginning of each period? (Round to two decimals.)

> What is the nature of interest? Distinguish between “simple interest” and “compound interest.”

> Discuss at least two situations in which estimates could affect the usefulness of information in the balance sheet.  

> Sergey Co. has net cash provided by operating activities of $1,200,000. Its average current liabilities for the period are $1,000,000, and its average total liabilities are $1,500,000. Comment on the company’s liquidity and financial flexibility,

> State the generally accepted accounting principle applicable to balance sheet valuation of each of the following assets. (a) Trade accounts receivable. (b) Land. (c) Inventories. (d) Trading securities (common stock of other companies). (e) Prepai

> Each of the following items must be considered in preparing a statement of cash flows. Indicate where each item is to be reported in the statement, if at all. Assume that net income is reported as $90,000. (a) Accounts receivable increased from $34,00

> What is meant by solvency? What information in the balance sheet can be used to assess a company’s solvency?  

> Differentiate between operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.  

> Net income for the year for Carrie, Inc. was $750,000, but the statement of cash flows reports that net cash provided by operating activities was $860,000. What might account for the difference?  

> Where should the following items be shown on the balance sheet, if shown at all? (a) Allowance for doubtful accounts. (b) Merchandise held on consignment. (c) Advances received on sales contract. (d) Cash surrender value of life insurance. (e) Lan

> In what section of the balance sheet should the following items appear, and what balance sheet terminology would you use? (a) Treasury stock (recorded at cost). (b) Checking account at bank. (c) Land (held as an investment). (d) Sinking fund. (e)

> Crane Corporation has the following accounts included in its December 31, 2014, trial balance: Equity Investments (trading) $21,000; Goodwill $150,000; Prepaid Insurance $12,000; Patents $220,000; Franchises $130,000. Prepare the intangible assets sect

> Lowell Company’s December 31, 2014, trial balance includes the following accounts: Inventory $120,000; Buildings $207,000; Accumulated Depreciation—Equipment $19,000; Equipment $190,000; Land (held for investment) $46,000; Accumulated Depre

> What is the purpose of a free cash flow analysis?  

> A recent financial magazine indicated that the airline industry has poor financial flexibility. What is meant by financial flexibility, and why is it important?  

> How does information from the balance sheet help users of the financial statements?  

> The net income for the year for Genesis, Inc. is $750,000, but the statement of cash flows reports that the net cash provided by operating activities is $640,000. What might account for the difference?  

> Rainmaker Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with IFRS. In 2014, Rainmaker recorded the following revaluation adjustments related to its buildings and land: The Company’s building increased in value by $200,000; its land decl

> Briefly describe the convergence efforts related to financial statement presentation.  

> Included in Outkast Company’s December 31, 2014, trial balance are the following accounts: Prepaid Rent $5,200; Debt Investments (trading) $56,000; Unearned Fees $17,000; Land (held for investment) $39,000; Notes Receivable (long-term) $42,000. P

> In its December 31, 2014, balance sheet Oakley Corporation reported as an asset, “Net notes and accounts receivable, $7,100,000.” What other disclosures are necessary?  

> Briefly describe some of the similarities and differences between GAAP and IFRS with respect to statement of financial position (balance sheet) reporting.  

> Where can authoritative IFRS guidance be found related to the statement of financial position (balance sheet) and the statement of cash flows?  


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