Personal Finance Terms

  1. Sundry Income

  2. Sunrise Industry

  3. Super Bowl Indicator

  4. Super Sinker

  5. Superannuation

  6. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan - SERP

  7. Supplemental Security Income - SSI

  8. Supply Chain

  9. Surcharge

  10. Surplus Spending Unit

  11. Surrender Charge

  12. Surrender Fee

  13. Surrender Period

  14. Surrender Rights

  15. Surtax

  16. Survival Analysis

  17. Suspended Loss

  18. Swap Network

  19. Sweat Equity

  20. Swingline Loan

  21. Syndicate

  22. Synthetic Lease

  23. Synthetic Letter Of Credit

  24. Systematic Investment Plan - SIP

  25. Systematic Withdrawal Schedule

  26. T. Boone Pickens

  27. Taft-Hartley Act

  28. Tag-Along Rights

  29. Tailored Advertising

  30. Takaful

  31. Take-Home Pay

  32. Take-Out Commitment

  33. Take-Out Loan

  34. Tandem Loan

  35. Tandem Plan

  36. Tangible Net Worth

  37. Tangible Personal Property

  38. Target Cash Balance

  39. Target Market

  40. Target Return

  41. Target-Benefit Plan

  42. Target-Date Fund

  43. TARP Bonuses

  44. Tax Accounting

  45. Tax Advisor

  46. Tax And Price Index - TPI

  47. Tax Arbitrage

  48. Tax Attribute

  49. Tax Avoidance

  50. Tax Base

  51. Tax Benefit

  52. Tax Bracket

  53. Tax Break

  54. Tax Cheat

  55. Tax Clawback Agreement

  56. Tax Code

  57. Tax Court

  58. Tax Credit

  59. Tax Deduction

  60. Tax Deed

  61. Tax Deferred

  62. Tax Drag

  63. Tax Equity And Fiscal Responsibility Act Of 1982 - TEFRA

  64. Tax Evasion

  65. Tax Exempt

  66. Tax Expense

  67. Tax Fairness

  68. Tax Fraud

  69. Tax Free

  70. Tax Freedom Day

  71. Tax Gain/Loss Harvesting

  72. Tax Haven

  73. Tax Home

  74. Tax Identification Number - TIN

  75. Tax Incidence

  76. Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 - TIPRA

  77. Tax Indexing

  78. Tax Liability

  79. Tax Lien

  80. Tax Lien Certificate

  81. Tax Lien Foreclosure

  82. Tax Loss Carryforward

  83. Tax Lot Accounting

  84. Tax Planning

  85. Tax Preference Item

  86. Tax Rate

  87. Tax Reform Act Of 1986

  88. Tax Reform Act Of 1993

  89. Tax Refund

  90. Tax Refund Anticipation Loan - RAL

  91. Tax Relief

  92. Tax Return

  93. Tax Roll

  94. Tax Sale

  95. Tax Schedule

  96. Tax Season

  97. Tax Selling

  98. Tax Service Fee

  99. Tax Shelter

  100. Tax Shield

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  5. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
  6. Okun's Law

    The relationship between an economy's unemployment rate and its gross national product (GNP). Twentieth-century economist Arthur Okun developed this idea, which states that when unemployment falls by 1%, GNP rises by 3%. However, the law only holds true for the U.S.
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