1. Assume you will start working as soon as you graduate from college. You plan to start saving for your retirement on your 28th birthday and retire on your 65th birthday. After retirement, you expect to live at least until you are 85. You wish to be able to withdraw $55,000 (in today’s dollars) every year from the time of your retirement until you are 85 years old (i.e., for 20 years).
a) Calculate the lump sum you need to have accumulated at age 65 to be able to draw the desired income. Assume that the annual return on your investments is likely to be 11.5 percent.
b) What is the dollar amount you need to invest every year, starting at age 29 and ending at age 65 (i.e., for 37 years) to reach the target lump sum at age 65?