John Roberts is 53 years old and has been asked to accept early retirement from his company. The company has offered John three alternative compensation packages to induce John to retire: (FV of $1, PV of $1, FVA of $1, PVA of $1, FVAD of $1 and PVAD of $1) (Use appropriate factor(s) from the tables provided.)
1. $170,000 cash payment to be paid immediately.
2. A 17-year annuity of $18,000 beginning immediately.
3. A 10-year annuity of $54,000 beginning at age 63.
Determine the present value, assuming that he is able to invest funds at a 8% rate, which alternative should John choose?