Finance is a math-oriented subject matter and every course in finance must incorporate an element of problem-solving into at least one assignment. For this assignment, you will solve and then evaluate a retirement planning scenario for yourself. You will also evaluate the outcome from a case study of capital budgeting techniques used in Viet Nam manufacturing.

  1. Develop a retirement planning scenario for yourself (if you choose, the scenario can be for you and your spouse). Plan your retirement age (The full social security age in 2019 is 67. You can use this age or a later one of your choice if the age is extended.). Use net investment earnings of 8.5% (choose this or another discount rate). To determine the annual cash flow you want at retirement, use 6% of the investment total; however, most financial advisors conservatory use 4%. Most financial advisors suggest that a person save 10% of one’s income towards retirement in addition to the savings made through the social security program (depending on the student’s age, you might want to make a different assumption about social security benefits). Calculate the amount you will likely have at retirement. Evaluate the feasibility of the assumptions made for your plan. Write up a summary of your plan, including your calculations made and the evaluation of assumptions incorporated. Length for this part of the assignment is 2 pages.
  2. Read the following research report on the effectiveness of capital budgeting techniques employed by Vietnam manufacturers located in this week’s resources.
    • Evaluate the findings for each hypothesis developed in the research study. After the financial calculations for a capital project are made, explain the value found in making a subjective evaluation of the trustworthiness of the numerical outcome from a capital budgeting technique. In your opinion, how applicable to the United States are the outcomes of the research? Support your case evaluations with appropriate references. Length of Part 2 is 4 pages.

Length: 6 pages, not including title page and any references that you use

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards.