17) Sarah is using the needs approach to determine how much life insurance to buy. Her cash needs are $30,000; her income needs are $140,000; and special needs are $100,000. Sarah has the following assets: $20,000 in bank accounts, $30,000 in retirement plans, and $40,000 in investment accounts. Sarah owns no individual life insurance. She is covered by a $50,000 group life insurance policy through her employer. Based on this information, how much additional life insurance should Sarah purchase?
18) Richard is using the capital retention approach to determine how much life insurance to purchase. Richard would like to provide $35,000 per year to his family, forever, if he dies. The assets that he has today will provide $25,000 in annual income without the liquidation of these assets. If life insurance proceeds can be invested to earn a 5 percent annual return, how much life insurance should Richard purchase to fund the additional income needed to meet the $35,000 annual income goal?