Personal Finance Terms

  1. Tax Swap

  2. Tax Table

  3. Tax Treaty

  4. Tax Umbrella

  5. Tax Wedge

  6. Tax Year

  7. Tax-Advantaged

  8. Tax-Deferred Savings Plan

  9. Tax-Efficient Fund

  10. Tax-Exempt Interest

  11. Tax-Exempt Security

  12. Tax-Free Savings Account - TFSA

  13. Tax-Sheltered Annuity

  14. Taxable Bond

  15. Taxable Estate

  16. Taxable Event

  17. Taxable Gain

  18. Taxable Income

  19. Taxable Preferred Securities

  20. Taxable Spinoff

  21. Taxable Wage Base

  22. Taxation

  23. Taxation Without Representation

  24. Taxes

  25. Taxpayer

  26. Taxpayer Advocate Service

  27. Taxpayer Bill Of Rights (TABOR)

  28. Taxpayer Identification Number - TIN

  29. Taxpayer Relief Act Of 1997

  30. Teacher Retirement System - TRS

  31. Teaser Loan

  32. Teaser Rate

  33. Technical Bankruptcy

  34. Technical Default

  35. Ted English

  36. Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act of 1991 - TCPA

  37. Telefile

  38. Telegraphic Transfer - TT

  39. Telemarketing

  40. Teletax

  41. Temporary Lender

  42. Tenancy At Sufferance

  43. Tenancy At Will

  44. Tenancy By The Entirety

  45. Tenancy In Common

  46. Tenants By Entirety - TBE

  47. Tenants In Common - TIC

  48. Tenement

  49. Term Certain Annuity

  50. Term Certain Method

  51. Term Deposit

  52. Term Life Insurance

  53. Term Loan

  54. Term Sheet

  55. Terminal Year

  56. Terminally Ill

  57. Termination Statement

  58. Terms Of Employment

  59. Testamentary Trust

  60. Testamentary Will

  61. The Coinage Act Of 1792

  62. The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

  63. The Greatest Generation

  64. The Marshall School Of Business - USC

  65. The National Association of College and University Business Officers - NACUBO

  66. The Net Internal Rate Of Return - Net IRR

  67. The Smith Maneuver

  68. Theo Albrecht

  69. Third-Party Claims Administrator

  70. Third-Party Insurance

  71. Third-Party Mortgage Originator

  72. Third-Party Technique

  73. Thomas J. Engibous

  74. Three-Year Rule

  75. Thrift Bank

  76. Thrift Savings Plan - TSP

  77. Through Fund

  78. TIAA-CREF

  79. Tiered-Rate Account

  80. Tight Monetary Policy

  81. Time Deposit

  82. Time Sharing

  83. Time-Based Currency

  84. Timeliness

  85. Timeshare

  86. Tip Income

  87. Title Binder

  88. Title Insurance

  89. Title Loan

  90. To Fund

  91. Tobacco Tax

  92. Tobin Tax

  93. Tokyo Commodity Exchange - TOCOM

  94. Tomijiro Morita

  95. Top Hat Plan

  96. Top Line

  97. Total Cost Of Ownership - TCO

  98. Total Debt Service Ratio - TDS

  99. Total Housing Expense

  100. Total Return

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
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