Personal Finance Terms

  1. American Bankruptcy Institute - ABI

  2. American Council Of Life Insurance

  3. American Customer Satisfaction Index - ACSI

  4. American Experience Table

  5. American Insurance Association - AIA

  6. American Land Title Association - ALTA

  7. American Opportunity Tax Credit

  8. American Risk and Insurance Association

  9. American Society Of Women Accountants - ASWA

  10. American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012

  11. American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants - AWSCPA

  12. Amortization

  13. Amortization Schedule

  14. Amortized Loan

  15. Amount at Risk

  16. Amount Financed

  17. Amount Recognized

  18. Ancillary Benefits

  19. Anders C. Moberg

  20. Angel Bond

  21. Angel Investor

  22. Angelina Jolie Stock Index

  23. Ann S. Moore

  24. Anne M. Mulcahy

  25. Annual Addition

  26. Annual Budget

  27. Annual Cap

  28. Annual Clean-Up

  29. Annual Convention Blank

  30. Annual Dividend - Insurance

  31. Annual Exclusion

  32. Annual Mortgage Statement

  33. Annual Percentage Rate - APR

  34. Annual Premium Equivalent - APE

  35. Annual Renewable Term (ART) Insurance

  36. Annualize

  37. Annualized Income

  38. Annualized Income Installment Method

  39. Annuitant

  40. Annuitization

  41. Annuitization Method

  42. Annuitization Phase

  43. Annuity

  44. Annuity Certain

  45. Annuity Consideration

  46. Annuity Contract

  47. Annuity Due

  48. Annuity Factor Method

  49. Annuity In Advance

  50. Annuity In Arrears

  51. Annuity Ladder

  52. Annuity Method Of Depreciation

  53. Annuity Table

  54. Annuity Unit

  55. Anti-Dilution Provision

  56. Anticipated Balance

  57. Anticipated Holding Period

  58. Anticipated Interest

  59. Any-Occupation Policy

  60. Appeals Conference

  61. Appleton Rule

  62. Applicable Federal Rate - AFR

  63. Applied Cost

  64. Applied Overhead

  65. Apportionment

  66. Appraisal

  67. Appraisal Approach

  68. Appraisal Costs

  69. Appraisal Fraud

  70. Appraised Value

  71. Appraiser

  72. Appropriated Retained Earnings

  73. Appropriation

  74. Appurtenance

  75. Aptitude Test

  76. Archangel

  77. Archer MSA

  78. ARM Index

  79. ARM Margin

  80. Articles Of Partnership

  81. ASC X12

  82. Aspen Institute

  83. Assembly Service

  84. Assessed Value

  85. Assessment

  86. Asset Accumulation

  87. Asset Base

  88. Asset Management

  89. Asset Protection

  90. Asset Protection Trust

  91. Asset Quality Rating

  92. Asset Retirement Obligation

  93. Asset Valuation

  94. Associate In Claims - AIC

  95. Associate In Information Technology - AIT

  96. Associate In Insurance Accounting And Finance - AIAF

  97. Associate In Loss Control Management - ALCM

  98. Associate In Management (AIM)

  99. Associate In Marine Insurance Management - AMIM

  100. Associate In Premium Auditing - APA

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