Personal Finance Terms

  1. Data Mining

  2. David Dreman

  3. Dawn Raid

  4. DB(k) Plan

  5. De Minimis Tax Rule

  6. Dealer Financing

  7. Dealer Incentive

  8. Dean Analytic Schedule

  9. Death Benefit

  10. Death Bond

  11. Death Taxes

  12. Death Valley Curve

  13. Debit Card

  14. Debris Removal Insurance

  15. Debt Assignment

  16. Debt Bomb

  17. Debt Buyer

  18. Debt Cancellation Contract

  19. Debt Collector

  20. Debt Consolidation

  21. Debt Deflation

  22. Debt Discharge

  23. Debt Fatigue

  24. Debt Instrument

  25. Debt Loading

  26. Debt Overhang

  27. Debt Relief

  28. Debt Rescheduling

  29. Debt Restructuring Fraud

  30. Debt Service

  31. Debt-To-Income Ratio - DTI

  32. Debt/Equity Ratio

  33. Deceased Account

  34. Deceased Alert

  35. Decedent

  36. Decedent (IRD) Deduction

  37. Declaration Of Trust

  38. Decreasing Term Insurance

  39. Decree Of Foreclosure And Sale

  40. Deductible

  41. Deduction

  42. Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure

  43. Deed Of Reconveyance

  44. Deed Of Release

  45. Deed Of Surrender

  46. Deep Assortment

  47. Default

  48. Default Probability

  49. Default Rate

  50. Default Risk

  51. Defeasance Clause

  52. Defeasance Process

  53. Defect Of Record

  54. Defective Title

  55. Deferred Account

  56. Deferred Acquisition Costs - DAC

  57. Deferred Annuity

  58. Deferred Billing

  59. Deferred Compensation

  60. Deferred Credit

  61. Deferred Gain On Sale Of Home

  62. Deferred Income Tax

  63. Deferred Interest

  64. Deferred Interest Mortgage

  65. Deferred Load

  66. Deferred Payment Annuity

  67. Deferred Profit Sharing Plan - DPSP

  68. Deferred Revenue

  69. Deferred Tax Asset

  70. Deferred Tax Liability

  71. Deficiency

  72. Deficiency Judgment

  73. Deficit Net Worth

  74. Defined-Benefit Plan

  75. Defined-Contribution Plan

  76. Delayed Annuity

  77. Delayed Draw Term Loan

  78. Delayed Perpetuity

  79. Delinquency Rate

  80. Delinquent

  81. Delinquent Mortgage

  82. Deliverables

  83. Demand Deposit

  84. Demand Draft

  85. Demand Letter

  86. Demand-Pull Inflation

  87. Demolition Insurance

  88. Dependent

  89. Dependent Care Benefits

  90. Dependent Care Credit

  91. Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  92. Deposit

  93. Deposit Insurance Fund - DIF

  94. Deposit Interest Rate

  95. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization – DD&A

  96. Derogatory Information

  97. Descriptive Billing

  98. Descriptive Statement

  99. Designated Beneficiary

  100. Designated Roth Account

Hot Definitions
  1. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  2. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  3. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  4. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  5. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  6. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
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