Personal Finance Terms

  1. Market Orientation

  2. Market Segment

  3. Market Segmentation

  4. Marketing

  5. Marketing Campaign

  6. Marketing Fraud

  7. Marketing Mix

  8. Marketweight

  9. Marriage Penalty

  10. Married Filing Jointly

  11. Married Filing Separately

  12. Marxian Economics

  13. Marxism

  14. Mass Customization

  15. Mass Market Retailer

  16. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

  17. Master Mortgage

  18. Master Trust

  19. Master-Servant Rule

  20. Masterbrand

  21. Match-Rate Funds

  22. Matching Contribution

  23. Material Participation Test

  24. Matt Taibbi

  25. Matured RRSP

  26. Maturity Guarantee

  27. Maximizer

  28. Maximum Loan Amount

  29. Maximum Loan-to-Value Ratio

  30. MBA Purchase Index

  31. MBS Pool Number

  32. McKinsey 7S Model

  33. McMansion

  34. Mean Return

  35. Meander Line

  36. Means Test

  37. Media Buy

  38. Media Kit

  39. Medicaid

  40. Medical Cost Ratio

  41. Medical Expenses

  42. Medical Patent

  43. Medical Savings Account - MSA

  44. Medicare

  45. Medicare Advantage

  46. Medicare And Medicaid Fraud

  47. Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act Of 1988 - MCCA

  48. Medicare Doughnut Hole

  49. Medicare Hold Harmless Provision

  50. Medicare Part B Premiums

  51. Medicare Part D

  52. Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance - SMI

  53. Medicare Wages

  54. Member Of Household

  55. Member Of Household Test

  56. Member Payment Dependent Note

  57. Merchant Account

  58. Merchant Discount Rate

  59. Mezzanine Financing

  60. Michael Bloomberg

  61. Michael L. Eskew

  62. Michael S. Dell

  63. Michigan Leadership Studies

  64. Micky Arison

  65. Micro Manager

  66. Microcredit

  67. Microenterprise

  68. Microfinance

  69. Microinsurance

  70. Micromarketing

  71. Microsavings

  72. Middle Office

  73. Mileage Allowance

  74. Military Clause

  75. Mill Levy

  76. Millennial

  77. Milton Friedman

  78. Mindshare

  79. Mini-Branch

  80. Minimum Balance

  81. Minimum Down Payment

  82. Minimum Essential Coverage

  83. Minimum Investment

  84. Minimum Monthly Payment

  85. Minimum Wage

  86. Minimum-Interest Rules

  87. Mirror Fund

  88. Miscellaneous Tax Credits

  89. Mismatch

  90. Missent Item

  91. Mobile Commerce

  92. Mock Auction

  93. Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System - MACRS

  94. Modified Adjusted Gross Income - MAGI

  95. Modified Book Value

  96. Modified Endowment Contract - MEC

  97. Modified Gross Lease

  98. Modified Payoff

  99. Mom And Pop

  100. Mompreneur

Hot Definitions
  1. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  2. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  3. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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