HAwaii FIN301 midterm exam

Question
1. If you have a problem with a product and you really want to get the attention of someone in customer service, you should raise your voice during your conversation.
True
False 
2. Sally Smith's friends have told her that they think she should consider a visit to a personal financial planner. Why do you think her friends made the suggestion?
Sally plans to quit her job and volunteer for local organizations.
Sally has no credit card debt.
Sally usually saves 10 percent of her paycheck for long-term goals.
Sally tracks her investments and makes changes to her allocations once per year.
Sally has used a budget for years.
3. An advantage of personal financial planning is:
Increased impulse spending
Increased control of financial affairs
The use of low-interest savings
Less monitoring of investments
More credit card debt
4. Money management refers to
Preparing personal financial statements.
Day-to-day financial activities.
Storing financial records for easy access.
Trade-offs that occur with financial decisions.
Spending money on current living expenses.
5. The equation to calculate net worth is
Cash inflows - Cash outflows = Net worth.
Cash inflows - Liabilities = Net worth.
Cash inflows + Liabilities = Net worth.
Assets - Cash outflows = Net worth.    
Assets - Liabilities = Net worth.
6. In an organized system, birth and marriage certificates belong in a safe deposit box.
True
False
7. If you have a problem with a product and you really want to get the attention of someone in customer service, you should raise your voice during your conversation.
True
False
8. Sally Smith's friends have told her that they think she should consider a visit to a personal financial planner. Why do you think her friends made the suggestion?
Sally plans to quit her job and volunteer for local organizations.
Sally has no credit card debt.
Sally usually saves 10 percent of her paycheck for long-term goals.
Sally tracks her investments and makes changes to her allocations once per year.
Sally has used a budget for years.
9. An advantage of personal financial planning is:
Increased impulse spending
Increased control of financial affairs
The use of low-interest savings
Less monitoring of investments
More credit card debt
10.  Money management refers to
Preparing personal financial statements.
Day-to-day financial activities.
Storing financial records for easy access.
Trade-offs that occur with financial decisions.
Spending money on current living expenses.
11. The equation to calculate net worth is
Cash inflows - Cash outflows = Net worth.
Cash inflows - Liabilities = Net worth.
Cash inflows + Liabilities = Net worth.
Assets - Cash outflows = Net worth.
Assets - Liabilities = Net worth.
12. In an organized system, birth and marriage certificates belong in a safe deposit box.
True
False
13. The Truth in Lending Act requires that creditors explain how they calculate the finance charge.
True
False
14. The problem of bankruptcy is associated with poor decisions in the ______________ component of financial planning.
Protecting
Savings
Sharing
Borrowing
Obtaining
15. Using the following table, calculate the taxes for an individual with taxable income of $20,800.
$6,025.
$5,175.
$2,695.
$850.
$20,800.
16.  The text identifies several phases in the buying process. The correct order of the phases is
Preshopping activities, selection and purchase, evaluating alternatives, postpurchase activities.
Evaluating alternatives, preshopping activities, selection and purchase, postpurchase activities.
Preshopping activities, evaluating alternatives, selection and purchase, postpurchase activities.
Evaluating alternatives, selection and purchase, preshopping activities, postpurchase activities.
Postpurchase activities, evaluating alternatives, preshopping activities, selection and purchase.
17. Which of the following is an example of open-end credit?
An installment loan for purchasing furniture
An automobile loan
A mortgage loan
Single lump-sum credit
A department store credit card
18. Negotiation activities are part of the ____ phase of the decision-making process.
More than one of these is correct.
postpurchase activities
preshopping activities
selection and purchase
evaluating alternatives
19. Which of the following is NOT correct?
Check 21 decreases the processing time for checks.
A substitute check is a digital reproduction of the original paper check.
Check 21 allows a substitute check to be an equivalent of the original check.
Check 21 increases the fees banks can charge for checking accounts.
All of these are correct.

20. Income that is never subject to tax is called
Adjusted gross income.
Tax-exempt income.
Foreign income.
Tax-deferred income.
Earned income.
21. Price analysis is part of the ____ phase of the decision-making process.
ordering activities
postpurchase activities
evaluating alternatives
selection and purchase
preshopping activities
22. Paul bought some bad gasoline that damaged the gas tank of his vehicle.
All of these are correct.
He should sue the gas station where he bought his gas.
He never should have expected any problems with buying any product, especially gas for his car.]
He should assume that the gas station should be able to track his purchase based on video cameras.
He should provide the gas station with documentation of his purchase and all repair costs.
23. Prices at the local quick market (convenience store) will probably be lower than at the regional big box retailer (grocery store).
True
False 
24. When creating a budget, which of the following statements is true?
Include in income the bonuses and gifts you expect to receive.
Common financial problems can be maximized through budgeting.
It is easier to create a budget if your earnings vary.
It is better to overestimate your income for next year.
Numbers in the budget are estimates.
25. Which of the following appears on a cash flow statement?
Liabilities
Net worth
Assets
Investments
Payments for variable expenses
26.  The goal of investing $50 per month for the next 18 years for your nephew's college fund is a(n) __________ goal.
Intermediate
Short-term
Long-term
Durable
Intangible
27. The settlement of a difference by an arbitrator is legally binding.
True
False 
28.  Rebecca Gladlyn budgeted $1,250 for housing and utilities in July. She actually spent $1,162. What is her budget variance?
$88 surplus
$44 deficit
$1,162 surplus
$1,162 deficit
$88 deficit
29. Margaret signed the back of her check with the words "pay to the order of Penelope." She used a(n)
Blank endorsement.
Deposit ticket.
Restrictive endorsement.
Individual account.
Special endorsement.
30. You have a legal right to sue a credit bureau if you observe an error in your file.
True
False 
31. According to the Fair Credit Billing Act of 1975, a creditor must adjust the disputed amount in your account or tell you why the bill is correct within 30 days.
True
False 
32. When purchasing a used vehicle, it is a good idea to
Accept the dealer at his word about the condition of the vehicle.
None of these is correct.
All of these are correct.
Have a trained and trusted mechanic of your choice check out the vehicle.
Take out a loan for the entire cost.
33. The higher your FICO score, the more risk you pose to creditors.
True
False 
34. When Flo says she's "going to the bank," she may be implying that she is visiting a credit union or stopping at an ATM.
True
False 
35. Making transactions using a credit card will immediately reduce your bank balance.
True
False 
36.  In 2012, the maximum that an individual can contribute to a Keogh plan each year is:
10% of annual income.
$15,500.
$2,000.
25% of annual income, up to a maximum of $49,000.
$5,000.
37. A legal agreement that provides for the management and control of assets by one party for the benefit of another is known as
A loan.
None of these.
A savings account.
A trust.
A checking account.
38. An advantage of investing in a 401(k) plan is the
Ability to roll IRA contributions into a 401(k).
Ability to pay taxes on distributions.
Possibility of receiving an employer match on your contributions.
Ability to invest up to 25% of your annual income.
Opportunity to save $5,000 per year.
39.  Tanya is a single low-income working parent, and Fred is a single high-income working parent. Because of her status, Tanya, but not Fred, may be eligible for the
Withholding credit.
Alternative minimum tax.
Earned income credit.
Itemized deduction credit.
Student deduction.
40. According to the Fair Credit Billing Act, if a creditor fails to follow the rules that apply to correcting any billing errors, you have the right to sue for
Three times the actual damages.
Actual damages.
Nothing.
Actual damages plus twice the amount of any finance charges.
The amount owed on the item in question.
41. Investments and tax assistance, both tools for financial planning, are also known as
Financial services.
Loans.
Savings accounts.
Trusts.
Checking accounts.
42. A college ID that includes prepaid amounts for meals is called a debit card.
True
False 
43.  The average tax rate is the taxes paid on the next dollar of income.
True
False 
44. Paul Jacoby wants to deposit money today for a vacation that he plans to take to Asia after he graduates from Graduate School. Which formula should he use to determine the amount of money he will have available for his vacation?
Future value of an annuity
Present value of a single amount
Future value of a single amount
Simple interest
Present value of an annuity
45. Consumer credit refers to the use of debit cards for personal needs.
True
False 
46. Which of the following would increase the interest rate for a loan?
Short time to maturity
Lower consumer prices
Higher down payment
Constant interest rates
Poor credit rating
47.  If your taxes due are greater than the amount you had withheld for the year, you should expect a refund after you complete your federal income taxes.
True
False 
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48. Adolph has a low income and needs legal assistance. He should make use of (a)
Lawyer.
Class action lawsuit.
Small claims court.
Legal aid society.
Prepaid legal services.
49. Zoe signed the back of her check with the words "for deposit only." She used a(n)
Individual account.
Deposit ticket.
Restrictive endorsement.
Special endorsement.    
Blank endorsement.
50. A budget system that can be kept on notebook paper or budgeting paper is called a
Physical budget.
Computerized budget.
Allocated budget.
Written budget.
Mental budget.
51. The document that would be most useful to track the current value of investment accounts is the
Budget.
All of these.
Balance sheet.
None of these.
Cash flow statement.
52.  Timothy Carter has net monthly income of $3,800. He has a monthly auto loan payment of $350, a student loan payment of $150, a mortgage payment of $1,200, and a credit card minimum payment of $45. What is his debt-payments-to-income ratio?
42.0%
14.3%
36.7%
45.9%    
13.2%
53. Which of the following sources would be the LEAST helpful when purchasing a vehicle?
Media information with purchasing advice.
Independent testing organizations like Consumers Union.
Online sources with product information.
Personal contacts to learn about product performance.
Your cousin who has never purchaseda car.
54. The tax designed to ensure that those who receive tax breaks also pay their fair share of taxes is called the
Income tax rate.
Marginal tax rate.
Total tax rate.
Average tax rate.
AMT.
55.  Opportunity cost refers to
Evaluating different alternatives for financial decisions.
Money needed for major consumer purchases.
Current interest rates.
The amount paid for taxes when a purchase is made.
Thetrade-off of a decision.

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