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Suppose you have $100 in a savings account earning 2 percent interest a year. After five years, how much would you have?
More than $102
Exactly $102
Less than $102
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Imagine that the interest rate on your savings account is 1 percent a year and inflation is 2 percent a year. After one year, would the money in the account buy more than it does today, exactly the same or less than today?
More
Same
Less
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If interest rates rise, what will typically happen to bond prices? Rise, fall, stay the same, or is there no relationship?
Rise
Fall
Stay the Same
No Relationship
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True or false:
A 15-year mortgage typically requires higher monthly payments than a 30-year mortgage but the total interest over the life of the loan will be less.
True
False
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True or false:
Buying a single company's stock usually provides a safer return than a stock mutual fund.
True
False
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BONUS QUESTION:
Suppose you owe $1,000 on a loan and the interest rate you are charged is 20% per year compounded annually. If you didn’t pay anything off, at this interest rate, how many years would it take for the amount you owe to double?
Less than 2 years
2 to 4 years
5 to 9 years
10 or more years
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