Personal Finance Terms

  1. Portability

  2. Portable Benefits

  3. Porter Diamond

  4. Portfolio Insurance

  5. Portfolio Lender

  6. Possessory Lien

  7. Post-9/11 GI Bill

  8. Post-Retirement Risk

  9. Postdated

  10. Postnuptial Agreement

  11. Pound The Pavement

  12. Pour-Over Will

  13. Power Of Sale

  14. PRAM Model

  15. Pre-Approval

  16. Pre-Depreciation Profit

  17. Pre-Existing Condition

  18. Pre-Foreclosure

  19. Pre-Money Valuation

  20. Pre-Provision Operating Profit - PPOP

  21. Pre-Qualification

  22. Precision Score

  23. Predator

  24. Predators' Ball

  25. Predatory Pricing

  26. Preferred Debt

  27. Preferred Provider Organization – PPO

  28. Premature Distribution

  29. Premium Income

  30. Prenuptial Agreement

  31. Prepaid Credit Card

  32. Prepaid Expense

  33. Prepaid Finance Charge

  34. Prepaid Insurance

  35. Prepaid Interest

  36. Prepaid Tuition Program

  37. Preparer Tax Identification Number - PTIN

  38. Prepayment

  39. Prepayment Model

  40. Prepayment Penalty

  41. Prepayment Privilege

  42. Prepayment Risk

  43. Present Value Interest Factor Of Annuity - PVIFA

  44. Present Value Of An Annuity

  45. Pretax Contribution

  46. Pretax Earnings

  47. Pretax Operating Income - PTOI

  48. Pretax Profit Margin

  49. Pretax Rate Of Return

  50. Preventive Services

  51. Previous Balance Method

  52. Price Inflation

  53. Price Leadership

  54. Price Level

  55. Price Level Adjusted Mortgage - PLAM

  56. Price Level Targeting

  57. Price Protection

  58. Price Sensitivity

  59. Price Skimming

  60. Price-to-Rent Ratio

  61. Primary Beneficiary

  62. Primary Business Purpose

  63. Primary Insurance Amount - PIA

  64. Primary Mortgage Market

  65. Prime

  66. Prime Conforming

  67. Prime Rate

  68. Primed

  69. Principal Place Of Business

  70. Principal Reduction

  71. Principal Residence

  72. Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance - PITI

  73. Prior Lien

  74. Private Annuity

  75. Private Banking

  76. Private Brand

  77. Private Buyer

  78. Private Letter Ruling - PLR

  79. Private Mortgage Insurance - PMI

  80. Private Placement

  81. Private Purchase

  82. Private-Label Credit

  83. Pro-Forma Earnings

  84. Pro-Forma Forecast

  85. Pro-Rata Tranche

  86. Probate

  87. Probate Court

  88. Problem Loan

  89. Product Differentiation

  90. Product Family

  91. Product Life Cycle

  92. Product Life Cycle Management

  93. Product Line

  94. Product Placement

  95. Product Recall

  96. Product Recall Insurance

  97. Productize

  98. Professional Liability Insurance

  99. Profit and Loss Statement - P&L

  100. Profit Before Tax - PBT

Hot Definitions
  1. Mortgage Modification

    A permanent change in a homeowner's home loan terms that makes the monthly loan payments affordable.
  2. Leveraged Benefits

    The use – by a business owner or professional practitioner – of their company’s receivables or current income to secure a loan whose proceeds then indirectly fund a retirement plan.
  3. Direct Consolidation Loan

    A loan that combines two or more federal education loans into a single loan. A Direct Consolidation Loan allows the borrower to make a single monthly payment. The loan is facilitated by the U.S. Department of Education and does not require borrowers to pay an application fee.
  4. Through Fund

    A type of target-date retirement fund whose asset allocation includes higher risk and potentially higher return investments "through" the fund's target date and beyond.
  5. Last In, First Out - LIFO

    An asset-management and valuation method that assumes that assets produced or acquired last are the ones that are used, sold or disposed of first.
  6. Variable Universal Life Insurance - VUL

    A form of cash-value life insurance that offers both a death benefit and an investment feature. The premium amount for variable universal life insurance (VUL) is flexible and may be changed by the consumer as needed, though these changes can result in a change in the coverage amount.
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