1. (TCO 1) The stages that an individual goes through based on age, financial needs, and family situation is called the: (Points: 5)
financial planning process
budgeting procedure
personal economic cycle
adult life cycle
tax planning process
2. (TCO 1) A lack of willingness to accept a variety of employment positions is a common career planning mistake associated with weak: (Points: 5)
common sense. 
3.(TCO 1) The abilities to work well with numbers, possess problem-solving skills, and have physical dexterity are examples of: (Points: 5)
survival skills. 
occupational attitudes. 
on-the-job training
4.(TCO 1) Which of the following situations is a person who could be insolvent? (Points: 5)
Assets $56,000; annual expenses $60,000 
Assets $78,000; net worth $22,000 
Liabilities $45,000; net worth $6,000 
Assets $40,000; liabilities $45,000 
Annual cash inflows $45,000; liabilities $50,000 
5.(TCO 1) Payments that do not vary from month to month are ____________ expenses. (Points: 5)
6.(TCO 2) Reductions from gross income for such items as individual retirement account contributions and alimony payments will result in: (Points: 5)
adjusted gross income.
taxable income.
earned income.
passive income
total exclusions.
7.(TCO 2) Tax-deferred retirement plans are a type of: (Points: 5)
itemized deduction
passive income
tax shelter
tax credit
8.(TCO 2) A deduction from adjusted gross income for yourself, your spouse, and qualified dependents is: (Points: 5)
the standard deduction
a tax credit
an itemized deduction
an exclusion
an exemption.
9.(TCO 2) A tax credit of $50 for a person in a 28 percent tax bracket would reduce a person’s taxes by: (Points: 5)
10.(TCO 2) The rate of return on a savings account is also referred to as: (Points: 5)
asset management
11.(TCO 2) A $200 savings account that earns $13 interest in a year has a yield of ____________ percent. (Points: 5)
12.(TCO 3) Dave’s take home pay per month is $2200. What is the maximum dollar amount of debt payments he should have? (Points: 5)
13.(TCO 3) If you have incorrect information in your credit file: (Points: 5)
you can’t really do much about it
you have no legal remedies
credit bureaus are not required to change it
there are legal remedies available to you
don’t worry much because you will still get the credit
14.(TCO 3) Gordon Carey uses his Visa card to purchase a new digital camera and lens. What type of credit did Gordon use? (Points: 5)
installment sales credit 
installment cash credit 
single lump sum credit 
revolving credit 
incidental credit 
15.(TCO 3) Which bankruptcy allows a debtor with a regular income to extinguish his or her debts from future earnings or other property over a period of time? (Points: 5)
Chapter 7
Chapter 11 
Chapter 13
Chapter 15
16.(TCO 3) Gary Simpson notices that his neighbor has a brand new Ford F150 truck parked in the driveway. Gary decides that he needs a new car and goes out and purchases a Hummer with a six year loan on it. Which reason for indebtedness is this an example of? (Points: 5)
misunderstanding or lack of communication 
the use of money to punish 
the expectation of instant comfort 
keeping up with the Joneses 
overindulgence of children 
17.(TCO 3) Which of the following would likely be the least expensive place to borrow? (Points: 5)
Car dealer
Appliance store
Department store
Finance company
18.(TCO 5) An intermediate-term investment objective is defined as one that will be accomplished within a period of? (Points: 5)
Less than two years
Two to five years
More than five years
None of the choices
19.(TCO 5) Which of the following is a true statement? (Points: 5)
When choosing an investment, it is not necessary to consider the risk factor
During inflationary times, there is a risk that the financial return on an investment will not keep pace with the rate of inflation
The interest rate risk associated with investments in bonds is the result of changes in business conditions faced by companies
The risk of business failure deals with changes in the value of stocks and bonds due to changes in interest rates in the market
The price of stocks, bonds, and other investments never fluctuates in the market
20.(TCO 5) Matt Dannon just bought the stock of a company. He knows that with this stock comes the responsibility to approve major actions taken by the company. What gives Matt this responsibility? (Points: 5)
Voting rights
None of the choices
21.(TCO 5) Nancy Groom owns one $1,000 corporate bond issued by Chevron. The bond pays 8.5 percent. If interest is paid semiannually, what is the amount of the check that Ms. Groom will receive at the end of each six-month period? (Points: 5)
22.(TCO 5) A corporate bond that is secured by various assets of the issuing firm is called a(n) ____________ bond. (Points: 5)
23.(TCO 5) Today bond ownership records are maintained using a process called: (Points: 5)
certified registration
book entry
revenue recognition process
coupon registration
general obligation process
24.(TCO 4) A personal opportunity cost associated with a consumer purchase refers to: (Points: 5)
buying on credit.
selecting a commonly known brand
the influence of advertising on consumers. 
time used to compare prices
government regulation of deceptive business-government activities in an effort to prevent consumer fraud
25.(TCO 4) A 32-ounce package selling for $1.60 would have a unit price of: (Points: 5)
$2.00 a pound
5¢ an ounce 
80¢ a quart 
12¢ an ounce 
26.(TCO 4) Which of the following information is required on food labels? (Points: 5)
open dating 
unit pricing 
a generic name 
common product name 
27.(TCO 4) Federal Trade Commission regulations require that: (Points: 5)
all used cars be sold with a warranty
used car buyers be informed if the vehicle comes with a warranty
used cars over 100,000 miles cannot be sold
major repairs must be made on all used cars offered for sale
the seller must pay for one-half of major repairs on a defective used car. 
28.(TCO 4) Negative amortization is the result of: (Points: 5)
a lower amount owed on the mortgage
a higher amount owed on the mortgage
a lower escrow account
lower interest rates
a lower down payment
29.(TCO 4) Most health insurance policies in the United States are sold to: (Points: 5)
victims of communicable diseases
individuals with families
single individuals with no dependents
employees and their dependents
employers, who in turn offer the benefits to employees
30.(TCO 6 and 7) A mutual fund in which no sales charge is paid by the individual investor is called a(n) ____________ fund. (Points: 5)
convertible fund
31.(TCO 6 and 7) A mutual fund that invests in companies outside the United States is called a(n) ____________ fund. (Points: 5)
global market 
32.(TCO 6 and 7) A handwritten will is called a(n): (Points: 5)
holographic will
formal will
statutory will
letter of last instruction
informal will


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