# Finance

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THe dumonts take- home pay ( after deductions for taxes and benefits ) is approximately \$6045 monthly. currently nonmortgage debt payments equal \$911 (i.e, \$405 auto, \$100 miscellaneous credit, \$196 student loan, and \$210 furniture). calculate and interpret their debt ratio. Assume they could purchase another auto with a \$300 monthly payment. calculate and interpret their revised debt ratio. what advice would you give the dumonts about purchasing another vehicle?

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a. RATIO = 911/6045 = 0.151 = 15.1%.
The max allowed is 43%. So 15% is very
good.

b. RATIO = (911+300)/6045 = 0.200 = 20%.
The ratio is still good. Therefore, they could easily purchase another vehicle.

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