Personal Finance Terms

  1. Over The Top

  2. Over-55 Home Sale Exemption

  3. Over-Selling

  4. Overcapitalization

  5. Overcontribution

  6. Overdraft

  7. Overdraft Protection

  8. Overextension

  9. Overfunded Pension Plan

  10. Overhead

  11. Overheated Economy

  12. Overnight Sleep Test

  13. Overwithholding

  14. Own-Occupation Policy

  15. Owner Financing

  16. Owner-Occupant

  17. Owners' Equivalent Rent - OER

  18. Parasitic Advertising

  19. Parsonage Allowance

  20. Partial Release

  21. Participating Convertible Preferred Share - PCP

  22. Participating Policy

  23. Participation Mortgage

  24. Partnership

  25. Party Wall

  26. Passbook Loan

  27. Passive Activity Loss Rules

  28. Passive Income

  29. Passive Loss

  30. Past Due

  31. Past Due Balance Method

  32. Past Service

  33. Pay As You Earn - PAYE

  34. Pay As You Go Pension Plan

  35. Pay Czar Clause

  36. Pay To Order

  37. Pay Yourself First

  38. Payable Through Draft

  39. Payback Period

  40. Paycation

  41. Paycheck-To-Paycheck

  42. Payday Loan

  43. Paydown

  44. Paydown Factor

  45. Payment Gateway

  46. Payment Option ARM

  47. Payment Option ARM Minimum Payment

  48. Payment Shock

  49. Payoff Statement

  50. Payout

  51. Payout Phase

  52. PayPal

  53. Payroll

  54. Payroll Card

  55. Payroll Deduction Plan

  56. Payroll Tax

  57. Peak Debt

  58. Peer-To-Peer Lending (P2P)

  59. Pending Home Sales Index - PHSI

  60. Penetration Pricing

  61. Pension Adjustment - PA

  62. Pension Adjustment Reversal - PAR

  63. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - PBGC

  64. Pension Benefit Obligation - PBO

  65. Pension Fund

  66. Pension Maximization

  67. Pension Option

  68. Pension Pillar

  69. Pension Plan

  70. Pension Plan Administrator

  71. Pension Protection Act Of 2006 - PPA

  72. Pension Risk Transfer

  73. Pension Shortfall

  74. Pensionable Service

  75. Per Diem Interest

  76. Per Diem Payments

  77. Per Stirpes

  78. Perceived Value

  79. Percentage Depletion

  80. Percentage Lease

  81. Perfect Title

  82. Perfected Lien

  83. Performance Appraisal

  84. Performance Bonus

  85. Performance Budget

  86. Performance Shares

  87. Performance-Based Compensation

  88. Peri-Retirement

  89. Period Certain

  90. Period Of Indemnity

  91. Periodic Interest Rate

  92. Periodic Interest Rate Cap

  93. Perkins Loan

  94. Permanent Capital Vehicle - PCV

  95. Permanent Income Hypothesis

  96. Permanent Life Insurance

  97. Permanent Loan

  98. Perpetuity

  99. Personal Equity Plan - PEP

  100. Personal Exemption

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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