**1. Interest Rate: **

Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2% per year. After 5 years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow?

- More than $110
- Exactly $110
- Less than $110

**2. Inflation: **

Imagine that the interest rate on your savings account was 1% per year and inflation was 2% per year. After 1 year, how much would you be able to buy with the money in this account?

- More than today
- Exactly the same
- Less than today

**3. Risk: **

Is this statement True or False? Buying a single company’s stock usually provides a safer return than a stock mutual fund.

- True
- False

**4. Tax Offset: **

Assume you were in the 25 percent tax bracket (you pay $0.25 in tax for each dollar earned) and you contributed $100 pretax to an employer’s 401(k) plan. Your take-home pay (what’s in your paycheck after all taxes and other payments are taken out) will then:

- Decline by $100
- Decline by $75
- Decline by $50
- Remain the same

**5. Match:**

Assume that an employer matched employee contributions dollar for dollar. If the employee contributed $100 to the 401(k) plan, his account balance in the plan including his contribution would:

- Increase by $50
- Increase by $100
- Increase by $200
- Remain the same

**Answers:**

- 1. More than $110
- 2. Less than today
- 3. False
- 4. Decline by $75
- 5. Increase by $200