Personal Finance Terms

  1. Stipend

  2. Stock And Warrant Off-Balance Sheet R&D - SWORD

  3. Stock Appreciation Right - SAR

  4. Stock Compensation

  5. Stock Keeping Unit - SKU

  6. Stock Savings Plan

  7. Stock-For-Stock

  8. Stop Payment

  9. Store Of Value

  10. Stored-Value Card

  11. Straight Credit

  12. Straight Life Annuity

  13. Stranger-Owned Life Insurance - STOLI

  14. Strategic Default

  15. Strategic Gap Analysis

  16. Strategic Joint Venture

  17. Straw Buyer

  18. Straw Buying

  19. Stretch Annuity

  20. Stretch IRA

  21. Stripped MBS

  22. Stripper

  23. Strong Sell

  24. Stuart A. Miller

  25. Student Debt

  26. Student Loan Forgiveness

  27. Student Loan Interest Deduction

  28. Student Visa

  29. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

  30. Subcontracting

  31. Subject Offer

  32. Subjective Theory Of Value

  33. Sublease

  34. Subordination Agreement

  35. Subprime

  36. Subprime Auto Loan

  37. Subprime Borrower

  38. Subprime Credit

  39. Subprime Credit Card

  40. Subprime Lender

  41. Subprime Loan

  42. Subprime Market

  43. Subprime Meltdown

  44. Subprime Mortgage

  45. Subprime Rates

  46. Subrogation

  47. Subscription Agreement

  48. Substandard Health Annuity

  49. Substandard Insurance

  50. Substantial Gainful Activity - SGA

  51. Substantially Equal Periodic Payment - SEPP

  52. Substitute

  53. Substitute Return

  54. Substitution Effect

  55. Subvented Lease

  56. Succession

  57. Sudden Wealth Syndrome (SWS)

  58. Suggestive Selling

  59. Summa Cum Laude

  60. Sundry Income

  61. Sunrise Industry

  62. Super Bowl Indicator

  63. Super Sinker

  64. Superannuation

  65. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan - SERP

  66. Supplemental Security Income - SSI

  67. Supply Chain

  68. Surcharge

  69. Surplus Spending Unit

  70. Surrender Charge

  71. Surrender Fee

  72. Surrender Period

  73. Surrender Rights

  74. Surtax

  75. Survival Analysis

  76. Suspended Loss

  77. Swap Network

  78. Sweat Equity

  79. Swingline Loan

  80. Syndicate

  81. Synthetic Lease

  82. Synthetic Letter Of Credit

  83. Systematic Investment Plan - SIP

  84. Systematic Withdrawal Schedule

  85. T. Boone Pickens

  86. Taft-Hartley Act

  87. Tag-Along Rights

  88. Tailored Advertising

  89. Takaful

  90. Take-Home Pay

  91. Take-Out Commitment

  92. Take-Out Loan

  93. Tandem Loan

  94. Tandem Plan

  95. Tangible Net Worth

  96. Tangible Personal Property

  97. Target Cash Balance

  98. Target Market

  99. Target Return

  100. Target-Benefit Plan

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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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