Personal Finance Terms

  1. Mean Return

  2. Means Test

  3. Media Buy

  4. Media Kit

  5. Medicaid

  6. Medical Cost Ratio

  7. Medical Expenses

  8. Medical Savings Account - MSA

  9. Medicare

  10. Medicare Advantage

  11. Medicare And Medicaid Fraud

  12. Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act Of 1988 - MCCA

  13. Medicare Doughnut Hole

  14. Medicare Hold Harmless Provision

  15. Medicare Part B Premiums

  16. Medicare Part D

  17. Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance - SMI

  18. Medicare Wages

  19. Member Of Household

  20. Member Of Household Test

  21. Member Payment Dependent Note

  22. Merchant Account

  23. Merchant Discount Rate

  24. Mezzanine Financing

  25. Michael L. Eskew

  26. Michael S. Dell

  27. Michigan Leadership Studies

  28. Micky Arison

  29. Micro Manager

  30. Microcredit

  31. Microenterprise

  32. Microfinance

  33. Microinsurance

  34. Micromarketing

  35. Microsavings

  36. Middle Office

  37. Mileage Allowance

  38. Military Clause

  39. Mill Levy

  40. Millennial

  41. Milton Friedman

  42. Mindshare

  43. Mini-Branch

  44. Minimum Balance

  45. Minimum Down Payment

  46. Minimum Essential Coverage

  47. Minimum Investment

  48. Minimum Monthly Payment

  49. Minimum Wage

  50. Minimum-Interest Rules

  51. Mirror Fund

  52. Miscellaneous Tax Credits

  53. Mismatch

  54. Missent Item

  55. Mobile Commerce

  56. Mock Auction

  57. Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System - MACRS

  58. Modified Adjusted Gross Income - MAGI

  59. Modified Book Value

  60. Modified Endowment Contract - MEC

  61. Modified Gross Lease

  62. Modified Payoff

  63. Mom And Pop

  64. Mompreneur

  65. Monetarism

  66. Monetarist

  67. Monetary Policy

  68. Monetary Union Index Of Consumer Prices - MUICP

  69. Money Factor

  70. Money Illusion

  71. Money Management

  72. Money Market Account

  73. Money Order

  74. Money-Purchase Pension Plan

  75. Money-Purchase Provisions

  76. Monoline Insurance Company

  77. Monopolistic State Fund

  78. Month-To-Month Tenancy

  79. Monthly Income Plan - MIP

  80. Monthly Income Preferred Securities - MIPS

  81. Monthly Treasury Average Index - MTA Index

  82. Moody's

  83. Moody's Analytics

  84. Moody's Bond Survey

  85. Moofer

  86. Moratorium

  87. Morbidity Rate

  88. Morris Chang

  89. Morris Plan Bank

  90. Mortality And Expense Risk Charge

  91. Mortality Table

  92. Mortgage

  93. Mortgage Accelerator

  94. Mortgage Allocations

  95. Mortgage Application

  96. Mortgage Banker

  97. Mortgage Bankers Association - MBA

  98. Mortgage Bankers Association's National Delinquency Survey - NDS

  99. Mortgage Bond

  100. Mortgage Broker

Hot Definitions
  1. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  2. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
  3. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  4. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
  5. TIMP (acronym)

    'TIMP' is an acronym that stands for 'Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines.' Similar to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the acronym was coined by and investor/economist to group fast-growing emerging market economies in similar states of economic development.
  6. Pension Risk Transfer

    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities to former employee beneficiaries. The plan sponsor can do this by offering vested plan participants a lump-sum payment to voluntarily leave the plan, or by negotiating with an insurance company to take on the responsibility for paying benefits.
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