# Richard, age 45, is married with two children in high school. He estimates that his average annual earnings over the

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Richard, age 45, is married with two children in high school. He estimates that his average annual earnings over the next 20 years will be $60,000. He estimates that one-third of his average annual earnings will be used to pay taxes, insurance premiums, and the costs of self-maintenance. The remainder will be used to support his family. Richard wants to calculate his human life value and believes a 6 percent discount rate is appropriate. The present value of $1 payable for 20 years at a discount rate of 6 percent is $11.47. Calculate Richard's human life value.

Discount RateDepending upon the context, the discount rate has two different definitions and usages. First, the discount rate refers to the interest rate charged to the commercial banks and other financial institutions for the loans they take from the Federal...

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## Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

**ISBN:** 978-0132992916

12th edition

**Authors:** George E. Rejda, Michael McNamara

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