Personal Finance Terms

  1. Data Mining

  2. David Dreman

  3. David Koch

  4. Dawn Raid

  5. DB(k) Plan

  6. De Minimis Tax Rule

  7. Dealer Financing

  8. Dealer Incentive

  9. Dean Analytic Schedule

  10. Death Benefit

  11. Death Bond

  12. Death Master File (DMF)

  13. Death Taxes

  14. Death Valley Curve

  15. Debit Card

  16. Debris Removal Insurance

  17. Debt Assignment

  18. Debt Bomb

  19. Debt Buyer

  20. Debt Cancellation Contract

  21. Debt Collector

  22. Debt Consolidation

  23. Debt Deflation

  24. Debt Discharge

  25. Debt Fatigue

  26. Debt Instrument

  27. Debt Loading

  28. Debt Overhang

  29. Debt Relief

  30. Debt Rescheduling

  31. Debt Restructuring Fraud

  32. Debt Service

  33. Debt-To-Income Ratio - DTI

  34. Debt/Equity Ratio

  35. Deceased Account

  36. Deceased Alert

  37. Decedent

  38. Decedent (IRD) Deduction

  39. Declaration Of Trust

  40. Decreasing Term Insurance

  41. Decree Of Foreclosure And Sale

  42. Deductible

  43. Deduction

  44. Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure

  45. Deed Of Reconveyance

  46. Deed Of Release

  47. Deed Of Surrender

  48. Deep Assortment

  49. Default

  50. Default Probability

  51. Default Rate

  52. Default Risk

  53. Defeasance Clause

  54. Defeasance Process

  55. Defect Of Record

  56. Defective Title

  57. Deferred Account

  58. Deferred Acquisition Costs - DAC

  59. Deferred Annuity

  60. Deferred Billing

  61. Deferred Compensation

  62. Deferred Credit

  63. Deferred Gain On Sale Of Home

  64. Deferred Income Tax

  65. Deferred Interest

  66. Deferred Interest Mortgage

  67. Deferred Load

  68. Deferred Payment Annuity

  69. Deferred Profit Sharing Plan - DPSP

  70. Deferred Revenue

  71. Deferred Tax Asset

  72. Deferred Tax Liability

  73. Deficiency

  74. Deficiency Judgment

  75. Deficit Net Worth

  76. Defined-Benefit Plan

  77. Defined-Contribution Plan

  78. Delayed Annuity

  79. Delayed Draw Term Loan

  80. Delayed Perpetuity

  81. Delinquency Rate

  82. Delinquent

  83. Delinquent Mortgage

  84. Deliverables

  85. Demand Deposit

  86. Demand Draft

  87. Demand Letter

  88. Demand-Pull Inflation

  89. Demolition Insurance

  90. Dependent

  91. Dependent Care Benefits

  92. Dependent Care Credit

  93. Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  94. Deposit

  95. Deposit Insurance Fund - DIF

  96. Deposit Interest Rate

  97. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization – DD&A

  98. Derogatory Information

  99. Descriptive Billing

  100. Descriptive Statement

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