Personal Finance Terms

  1. Santa Claus Rally

  2. Satellite Operation

  3. Satisfaction of Mortgage

  4. Saver's Tax Credit

  5. Savings

  6. Savings Account

  7. Savings Association Insurance Fund - SAIF

  8. Savings Bond Plan

  9. Savings Club

  10. Savings Incentive Match Plan For Employees Of Small Employers - SIMPLE

  11. Savings Rate

  12. Savior Plan

  13. SBO-401(k)

  14. Schedule A

  15. Schedule D

  16. Schedule I Bank

  17. Schedule K-1

  18. Schedule L

  19. Scheduled Personal Property

  20. Scheduled Recast

  21. Scientific Retailing

  22. Scrambled Assortment

  23. Scripophily

  24. Search Cost

  25. Seasonal Credit

  26. Seasons

  27. SEC Form N-3

  28. SEC Form N-4

  29. SEC Form N-6

  30. Second Chance Loan

  31. Second Lien Debt

  32. Second Mortgage

  33. Second-To-Die Insurance

  34. Secondary Beneficiary

  35. Secondary Business

  36. Secondary Buyout

  37. Secondary Mortgage Market

  38. Secondary Mortgage Market Enhancement Act - SMMEA

  39. Section 1031

  40. Section 1035 Exchange

  41. Section 1041

  42. Section 1231 Property

  43. Section 1237 Capital Gain Opportunity

  44. Section 1244 Stock

  45. Section 1245

  46. Section 1256 Contract

  47. Section 1341 Credit

  48. Section 179

  49. Section 988

  50. Secure Electronic Transaction - SET

  51. Secure Option ARM

  52. Secured Credit Card

  53. Secured Creditor

  54. Secured Debt

  55. Securities Fraud

  56. Securities Industry Regulatory Authority - SIRA

  57. Securitization

  58. Security Deposit

  59. Security Interest

  60. Seed Capital

  61. Segregated Disclosures

  62. Select Mortality Table

  63. Self Employed Contributions Act Tax - SECA Tax

  64. Self-Amortizing Loan

  65. Self-Build Insurance

  66. Self-Directed IRA - SDIRA

  67. Self-Directed RRSP

  68. Self-Employed

  69. Self-Employed Person

  70. Self-Employment Tax

  71. Self-insure

  72. Seller Financing

  73. Seller-Financed Sale

  74. Seller-Paid Points

  75. Selling Out Of Trust

  76. Selling, General & Administrative Expense - SG&A

  77. Senior Bank Loan

  78. Separate Account

  79. Separate Return

  80. Sequence Risk

  81. Series A Financing

  82. Series B Financing

  83. Serious Delinquency

  84. Service Certificates

  85. Service Corps Of Retired Executives - SCORE

  86. Servicemen's Readjustment Act

  87. Servicing Fee

  88. Set-Off Clause

  89. Settlement Date

  90. Settlement Statement

  91. Severance Package

  92. Severance Pay

  93. Severance Tax

  94. Shadow Inventory

  95. Shadow Rating

  96. Shai Agassi

  97. Share Draft

  98. Share Of Wallet - SOW

  99. Share-Draft Account

  100. Shared Equity Finance Agreements

Hot Definitions
  1. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  2. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  3. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  4. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  5. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  6. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
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