XECO 212 Week 6 CheckPoint Money - 26509

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The difficulties of the economy affect many of the decisions you make as a consumer. No more so than when you are buying a house. The health of the economy is a factor you must consider when buying a house. Sometimes the economy favors sellers and at other times it favors buyers. This CheckPoint helps you refine your decision to buy a house; it prepares you to explain in your final project how the strength of the economy, government spending, and taxes affect the marginal costs and benefits of your decision.

 

Consider the role of government bodies that affect the strength of the economy.

 

Assume for this CheckPoint that purchasing a new home is a major decision requiring a substantial financial outlay where the wrong decision has long-term financial consequences.

 

Submit a 250- to 300-word response addressing the following points:

 

·         Explain how the strength of the economy as a whole could affect the marginal benefits and the marginal costs associated with a decision to purchase a home.

 

·         How does the removal of the tax deduction on mortgage interest affect the housing market?

 

How do other changes in government spending and taxes affect your decision? 

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Money:  Its Functions and Characteristics

A unit of account is used to measure and record economic value.  People use it

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