You are expecting a tax refund of $4,000 in 4 weeks. A tax preparer offers you an "interestfree" loan of $4,000 for a fee of $50 to be repaid by your refund check when it arrives in 4 weeks. Thinking of the fee as interest, what simple interest rate would you be paying on this loan?
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let the rate be r
4000(r)(4/52) = 50
r = 50(52)/((4000)(4))
= .165 or 16.5%
There are actual companies dealing in paycheckbridge loans that are charging $10 per week for a $200 quick "paycheck loan"
that is a rate of ...
200(r)(1/52) = 10
r = 10(52)/200 = 2.6 or 260% 👍
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