Question : Lloyd a divorce attorney who practices law in Nova Scotia.
Lloyd is a divorce attorney who practices law in Nova Scotia. He wants to join the Canadian Divorce Lawyers Association (CDLA), a professional organization for divorce attorneys. The membership dues for the CDLA are $800 per year and must be paid at the beginning of each year. For instance, membership dues for the first year are paid today, and dues for the second year are payable one year from today. However, the CDLA also has an option for members to buy a lifetime membership today for $8, 500 and never have to pay annual membership dues. Obviously, the lifetime membership isn't a good deal if you only remain a member for a couple of years, but if you remain a member for 40 years, it's a great deal. Suppose that the appropriate annual interest rate is 7.6%. What is the minimum number of years that Lloyd must remain a member of the CDLA so that the lifetime membership is cheaper (on a present value basis) than paying $800 in annual membership dues? 19 years 23 years 16 years 14 years In 1626, Dutchman Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from a local Native American tribe. Historians estimate that the price he paid for the island was about $24 worth of goods, including beads, trinkets, cloth, kettles, and axe heads. Many people find it laughable that Manhattan Island would be sold for $24, but you need to consider the future value (FV) of that price in more current times. If the $24 purchase price could have been invested at a 4.5% annual interest rate, what is its value as of 2012 (386 years later)? $660, 384, 991.64 $488, 110, 646.00 $758, 007, 120.84 $574, 247, 818.82