Personal Finance Terms

  1. Small Business Administration - SBA

  2. Small Business Development Center - SBDC

  3. Small Business Investment Company - SBIC

  4. Small Business Job Protection Act Of 1996

  5. Small Business Lending Index - SLBI

  6. Small Corporate Offering Registration - SCOR

  7. Small Office/Home Office - SOHO

  8. Small Saver Certificate - SSC

  9. Smishing

  10. Snowball

  11. Soccer Mom Indicator

  12. Social Audit

  13. Social Capital

  14. Social Commerce

  15. Social Entrepreneur

  16. Social Good

  17. Social Identity

  18. Social Impact Statement

  19. Social Media

  20. Social Networking

  21. Social Sciences

  22. Social Security

  23. Social Security Act

  24. Social Security Administration - SSA

  25. Social Security Benefits

  26. Social Security Number - SSN

  27. Social Security Tax

  28. Social Security Trust Fund

  29. Social Sentiment Indicator

  30. Social Welfare System

  31. Soft Commissions

  32. Soft Inquiry

  33. Soft Metrics

  34. Soft Paper Report

  35. Soft Sell

  36. Software As A Service - SaaS

  37. Sole Proprietorship

  38. Solidarity Tax

  39. Solvency Capital Requirement

  40. Sotheby's

  41. Sovereign Credit Rating

  42. Sovereign Debt

  43. Special Assessment Tax

  44. Special Finance

  45. Special Item

  46. Special Needs Child

  47. Special Needs Trust

  48. Special Revenue Fund

  49. Special Warranty Deed

  50. Specific-Shares Method

  51. Specified Investment Flow-Through Tax - SIFT

  52. Spending Phase

  53. Spice Trader

  54. Split Payroll

  55. Split-Funded Annuity

  56. Spoofing

  57. Spot Loan

  58. Spousal Beneficiary Rollover

  59. Spousal IRA

  60. Spousal Stripping

  61. Sprinkling Provision

  62. Squatter

  63. Squeeze

  64. Stability And Growth Pact - SGP

  65. Stafford Loan

  66. Stagflation

  67. Stagnation

  68. Standalone Profit

  69. Standard & Poor's - S&P

  70. Standard & Poor's 500 Index - S&P 500

  71. Standard & Poor's Underlying Rating - SPURs

  72. Standard Deduction

  73. Standard Mileage Rate

  74. Standard of Value

  75. Standby Line of Credit

  76. Standing Loan

  77. Standing Mortgage

  78. Startup

  79. Startup Capital

  80. State Guaranty Fund

  81. State Income Tax

  82. State Medicaid Program

  83. Stated Income / Stated Asset Mortgage - SISA

  84. Statement Of Changes In Net Assets Available For Pension Benefits

  85. Statement Of Retained Earnings

  86. Statement Stuffer

  87. Static Budget

  88. Status Symbol

  89. Statute of Frauds

  90. Statutory Debt Limit

  91. Statutory Employee

  92. Statutory Liability

  93. Statutory Reserves

  94. Statutory Stock Option

  95. Staycation

  96. Stealth Taxes

  97. Step-Up In Basis

  98. Sterile Investment

  99. Steve Ballmer

  100. Steve Forbes

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