Personal Finance Terms

  1. "A" Round Financing

  2. 100% Mortgage

  3. 1040 Form

  4. 1040A Form

  5. 1040EZ Form

  6. 1040PC Form

  7. 125% Loan

  8. 183-Day Rule

  9. 2-1 Buydown

  10. 2/28 Adjustable-Rate Mortgage - 2/28 ARM

  11. 28/36 Rule

  12. 3-2-1 Buydown

  13. 3-6-3 Rule

  14. 3/27 Adjustable-Rate Mortgage - 3/27 ARM

  15. 401(a) Plan

  16. 401(k) Plan

  17. 403(b) Plan

  18. 408(k) Plan

  19. 412(i) Plan

  20. 419(e) Welfare Benefit Plans

  21. 457 Plan

  22. 48-Hour Rule

  23. 5 By 5 Power In Trust

  24. 5-1 Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage - 5-1 Hybrid ARM

  25. 5-6 Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage - 5-6 Hybrid ARM

  26. 501(c)

  27. 529 Plan

  28. 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan

  29. 529 Savings Plan

  30. 8(a) Firm

  31. 80-10-10 Mortgage

  32. 90-Age Formula

  33. 90-Day Letter

  34. A+/A1

  35. A-/A3

  36. A-B Split

  37. A-B Trust

  38. A-Credit

  39. A/A2

  40. AA+/Aa1

  41. AAA

  42. AAAA Spot Contract

  43. Abandonment And Salvage

  44. Abandonment Clause

  45. Abatement

  46. ABCD Counties

  47. Abeyance

  48. Ability To Pay

  49. Ability To Repay

  50. Ability-To-Pay Taxation

  51. Abnormal Earnings Valuation Model

  52. Above The Line Deduction

  53. Above-The-Line Costs

  54. Absentee Landlord

  55. Absentee Owner

  56. Absolute Auction

  57. Absolute Beneficiary

  58. Absolute Title

  59. Absorbed Cost

  60. Abusive Tax Shelter

  61. ABX index

  62. Academy Of Financial Divorce Practitioners

  63. Accelerated Amortization

  64. Accelerated Benefits

  65. Accelerated Cost Recovery System - ACRS

  66. Accelerated Death Benefit - ADB

  67. Accelerated Option

  68. Accelerated Payments

  69. Acceleration Clause

  70. Acceleration Life Insurance

  71. Accelerative Endowment

  72. Acceptance Of Office By Trustee

  73. Accepting Risk

  74. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

  75. Accident And Health Benefits

  76. Accident And Sickness Insurance Act

  77. Accident-Year Statistics

  78. Accidental Death And Dismemberment Insurance - AD&D

  79. Accidental Death Benefit

  80. Accommodation Endorsement

  81. Accommodation Line

  82. Accommodation Trading

  83. Accordion Feature

  84. Account

  85. Account Aggregation

  86. Account Balance

  87. Account Current

  88. Account History

  89. Account In Trust

  90. Account Inquiry

  91. Account Number

  92. Account Statement

  93. Accountable Care Organizations

  94. Accountable Plan

  95. Accounting Earnings

  96. Accounting Noise

  97. Accounts Receivable Insurance

  98. ACCRA Cost Of Living Index - COLI

  99. Accredited Advisor In Insurance - AAI

  100. Accrue

Hot Definitions
  1. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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