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. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  2. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  3. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
  4. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will be executed at a specified price (or better) after a given stop price has been reached. Once the stop price is reached, the stop-limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
  5. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put another way, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
  6. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put another way, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
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