Personal Finance Terms

  1. Associate In Marine Insurance Management - AMIM

  2. Associate In Premium Auditing - APA

  3. Associate In Research And Planning - ARP

  4. Associate in Risk Management - ARM

  5. Associate In Underwriting - AU

  6. Association Of British Insurers - ABI

  7. Association Of Certified Fraud Examiners

  8. Assortment Strategy

  9. Assumable Mortgage

  10. Assumed Interest Rate - AIR

  11. Assumption Clause

  12. Assumption Endorsement

  13. Assurance

  14. Asymmetric Information

  15. At Risk Rules

  16. Atmospherics

  17. Attained Age

  18. Attorney's Fee Awards

  19. Attornment

  20. Attribution Rules

  21. Auction

  22. Auction House

  23. Audit Risk

  24. Augmented Product

  25. Auto Insurance

  26. Auto Sales

  27. Auto Supplier Support Program (Auto SSP)

  28. Automated Customer Account Transfer Service - ACATS

  29. Automated Teller Machine - ATM

  30. Automated Underwriting

  31. Automatic Rollover

  32. Automatic Savings Plan

  33. Automatic Stay

  34. Automatic Transfer Of Funds

  35. Automatic Transfer Service - ATS

  36. Availability

  37. Availability Float

  38. Availability Schedule

  39. Available Credit

  40. Average Collected Balance

  41. Average Cost Basis Method

  42. Average Daily Balance Method

  43. Average Indexed Monthly Earnings - AIME

  44. Average Outstanding Balance

  45. Average Propensity To Consume

  46. Average Propensity To Save

  47. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)

  48. Average Selling Price - ASP

  49. Average Ticket

  50. Award Letter

  51. Away From Home

  52. B-Note

  53. B/C Loan

  54. B1/B+

  55. B2/B

  56. B3/B-

  57. Ba1/BB+

  58. Ba2/BB

  59. Ba3/BB-

  60. Baby Boomer

  61. Baby Boomer Age Wave Theory

  62. Back Of The Napkin Business Model

  63. Back Order

  64. Back Taxes

  65. Back Up

  66. Back Up The Truck

  67. Back-End Ratio

  68. Back-to-Back Commitment

  69. Back-To-Back Letters Of Credit

  70. Backlog

  71. Backorder

  72. Backup Line

  73. Backup Withholding

  74. Bad Check

  75. Bad Credit

  76. Bad Debt Expense

  77. Bad Title

  78. Bailee's Customers Insurance

  79. Bait And Switch

  80. Balance Protection

  81. Balance Reporting

  82. Balance Sheet Reserves

  83. Balanced Budget

  84. Balloon Loan

  85. Balloon Mortgage

  86. Balloon Payment

  87. Bancassurance

  88. Bank

  89. Bank Card

  90. Bank Card Association

  91. Bank Confirmation Letter - BCL

  92. Bank Credit

  93. Bank Deposits

  94. Bank Draft

  95. Bank Examination

  96. Bank Failure

  97. Bank Fees

  98. Bank Holiday

  99. Bank Identification Number - BIN

  100. Bank Insurance

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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