Leigh, Blake, and Nicoleâ€™s grandparents were over to the house visiting for brunch. After sharing the story of Wild Willie, Smart Sam, and Dedicated Dave, the grandparents offered each grandchild a gift of $10,000 if each could present a financially responsible plan for how to use the gift. In light of their intermediate-term goals, what plans would you recommend Leigh, Blake, and Nicole offer?
The other housemates, upon hearing the story, decided they would begin to set aside $20 each week to put toward savings. Keeping in mind the intermediate goals of each housemate and checking www.bankrate.com for the current options in todayâ€™s market, create a savings plan for each member of the household (i.e., lump sum, annuities, what they would put away and when, and what each option would deliver in savings in the end).
A summary of the housematesâ€™ goals can be found in the first Continuing Case problem in Chapter 1.
Continuing Case problem in Chapter 1
Throughout the text, the continuing case scenario at the end of each chapter will involve situations encountered by the housemates of 906 East College Street. All of the residents are either current students or recent graduates. Leigh, Blake, and Nicole are siblings. Their parents bought the home, which is close to campus, as an investment when Leigh started at the university her freshman year. The following profiles describe each of the housemates and their intermediate goals.Â
1. For each housemate, identify a SMART short-term goal that supports his or her success in achieving an intermediate goal.