forum and assignment 1

Banking and Regulation

According to the textbook’s chapter: “We can think of a bank’s liabilities as the sources of its funds, and we can think of a bank’s assets as the uses of its funds.” Explain what this statement means. Why might the managers of a bank want the bank to be highly leveraged? Why might the bank’s shareholders want the bank to be less highly leveraged?

Your initial post must be in your own words, be a minimum of 450 words in length, and be supported with a reference.

Forum Instructions

Students must post a main response to the weekly discussion question by Day 3 Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from web sites. Responses will be graded directly from the Forums.

Make sure you are using credible sources in your discussions and assignments. Scholarly journals are the preferred source of credible/quality references. These consist of peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals related to the field, which are found via our Library. Websites such as Investopedia,,, or dictionary-type of websites limit the insight to the topics. Wikipedia is not acceptable as it is not a reliable or credible source of reference. The purpose is to bring in new information and how does it apply to our topic from a real-world perspective, instead of extending on definitions that are found in the book.

More information what a credible source consists of can be found here:

Forum 5 – State and Local Taxation

Using the material you watched and read in the lesson (and previous lessons as applicable) as a starting point, evaluate the tax code in your own state/local area from the perspective of its equity. Describe briefly its individual income tax, sales tax and (if relevant) property tax policies and laws. Then analyze how far the state tax system demonstrates an equitable strategy, particularly regarding the anti-poverty measures we looked at. Would any of the ITEP (2015, September) anti-poverty tax recommendations/modifications be feasible to introduce and/or implement? Would any alternative strategies you have found increase taxation equity in your state in other ways? Do your findings corroborate the ranking given to your state in the materials linked to in the lesson, or do they contest that rank? Draw from primary sources and relevant peer-reviewed policy journals in your supplementary readings as well as those you find through additional independent research. State(Colorado)


Respond to the following question:

Should channel images be consistent with brand images? Why or why not? 250 word

Week Five Homework Assignment

DUE: Feb 9, 2020 11:55 PM

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Assignment Instructions

Evaluate Marketing Website Assignment: Access the following Website: :

Kraft Foods uses this Website as a part of their marketing strategy. Review the Website and write a 2 page paper on its effectiveness as a marketing tool. Include the things that you feel work well and the things that you feel could be done better.

You MUST upload assignment into this ASSIGNMENT Container as a Word document.

Week 2 Assignment: Project Plan

DUE: Feb 16, 2020 11:55 PM

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Assignment Instructions

Goal: The goal of this assignment is to choose a topic and create a research plan that will contribute to the Week 7 Field of Study Project.

Course Objective(s):

  • CO1 Explain the need for accurate and responsible information literacy in the contemporary digital world.
  • CO2 Locate, access, and choose the information that aligns to the scope of the intended research while using a well-planned strategy.

In the Week 1 and Week 2 Lessons, we have read about two steps of the BIG6 model: task definition and information-seeking strategies. As you consider the Week 7 Field of Study Project, you will complete a project plan to help you focus your energies and generate ideas to help you be successful academically. To complete the Week 2 Assignment: Project Plan, you have to complete Parts I and II.

Part I:
Click on the Assignment tab to review the instructions for the Week 7 Field of Study Project. After you understand what is required in Week 7, write one or two sentences per bullet point (there are additional questions and points to help you flesh our your ideas):

  • Topic:
    • Choose a topic that is realistic and one that you want to learn more about.
    • The topic might be a career field you want to go into or something else that deeply interests you.
  • Scope and value:
    • What is the scope of the topic and your research?
    • What value does it bring to your life? To your professional life?
  • Communication medium:
    • How are you going to communicate your project?
    • How will you make your presentation different and unique?
  • Critical thinking questions:
    • Pose different questions that will help you with your research and investigate your topic in more depth.
    • Post critical questions that will push you to improve.
  • Subtopics (optional).
  • Brainstorming (optional).

Part II:
Part II is a reflective paragraph that represents your critical thinking process when thinking about possible sources and your research. You are NOT looking for specific sources now. Consider the best possible sources as presented in the week 2 Lesson. What type of sources will work best for your research? How can you support your project plan with credible, current, reliable, accurate, and relevant information?

Once you complete Parts I and II, please submit as a WORD document.

Consider the following:
– Keep in mind that a robust project plan will help you with the Week 4 and Week 7 assignments.
– Please see the attached rubric to review grading expectations.

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