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. Appraisal Management Company - AMC

  71. Appraised Value

  72. Appraiser

  73. Appropriated Retained Earnings

  74. Appropriation

  75. Appurtenance

  76. Aptitude Test

  77. Archangel

  78. Archer MSA

  79. ARM Index

  80. ARM Margin

  81. Articles Of Partnership

  82. ASC X12

  83. Aspen Institute

  84. Assembly Service

  85. Assessed Value

  86. Assessment

  87. Asset Accumulation

  88. Asset Base

  89. Asset Management

  90. Asset Protection

  91. Asset Protection Trust

  92. Asset Quality Rating

  93. Asset Retirement Obligation

  94. Asset Valuation

  95. Assignor

  96. Associate In Claims - AIC

  97. Associate In Information Technology - AIT

  98. Associate In Insurance Accounting And Finance - AIAF

  99. Associate In Loss Control Management - ALCM

  100. Associate In Management (AIM)

Hot Definitions
  1. Walras' Law

    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another market so that it balances out. So when examining a specific market, if all other markets are in equilibrium, Walras' Law asserts that the examined market is also in equilibrium.
  2. 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.
  3. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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