Consumers are faced with tough choices because so many innovative and exciting products and services are available. Therefore, engraining a decision-making process that includes considering of opportunity cost is necessary to shape future consumer behavior.
Some events change the demand for a stock so that people are willing to buy more or less at every possible price. Some events change the supply of a stock so that people are willing to sell more or less at every possible price. Unexpected news that benefits a company can increase the price of its stock. Unexpected news that harms a company can decrease the price of its stock.
Carlos is a senior at local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied to a number of two- year programs, and recently, he received letters of acceptance from four schools, one in the United States and three abroad. Carlos has funding from several sources, providing him with a $5,000 scholarship to be used at the school of his choice, a student loan of $5,000, and $6,000 of personal savings. Your job is to evaluate the options that will allow Carlos to complete a 2-year computer animation program, given the $16,000 of funding. The real issue for Carlos to consider is what he can afford. Listed below are the four schools to which Carlos has been accepted, including the package of options and expenses for each.
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