Personal Finance Terms

  1. Associate In Research And Planning - ARP

  2. Associate in Risk Management - ARM

  3. Associate In Underwriting - AU

  4. Association Of British Insurers - ABI

  5. Association Of Certified Fraud Examiners

  6. Assortment Strategy

  7. Assumable Mortgage

  8. Assumed Interest Rate - AIR

  9. Assumption Clause

  10. Assumption Endorsement

  11. Assurance

  12. Asymmetric Information

  13. At Risk Rules

  14. Atmospherics

  15. Attained Age

  16. Attorney's Fee Awards

  17. Attornment

  18. Attribution Rules

  19. Auction

  20. Auction House

  21. Audit Risk

  22. Augmented Product

  23. Auto Insurance

  24. Auto Sales

  25. Auto Supplier Support Program (Auto SSP)

  26. Automated Customer Account Transfer Service - ACATS

  27. Automated Teller Machine - ATM

  28. Automated Underwriting

  29. Automatic Rollover

  30. Automatic Savings Plan

  31. Automatic Stay

  32. Automatic Transfer Of Funds

  33. Automatic Transfer Service - ATS

  34. Availability

  35. Availability Float

  36. Availability Schedule

  37. Available Credit

  38. Average Collected Balance

  39. Average Cost Basis Method

  40. Average Daily Balance Method

  41. Average Indexed Monthly Earnings - AIME

  42. Average Outstanding Balance

  43. Average Propensity To Consume

  44. Average Propensity To Save

  45. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)

  46. Average Selling Price - ASP

  47. Average Ticket

  48. Award Letter

  49. Away From Home

  50. B-Note

  51. B/C Loan

  52. B1/B+

  53. B2/B

  54. B3/B-

  55. Ba1/BB+

  56. Ba2/BB

  57. Ba3/BB-

  58. Baby Boomer

  59. Baby Boomer Age Wave Theory

  60. Back Of The Napkin Business Model

  61. Back Order

  62. Back Taxes

  63. Back Up

  64. Back Up The Truck

  65. Back-End Ratio

  66. Back-to-Back Commitment

  67. Back-To-Back Letters Of Credit

  68. Backlog

  69. Backorder

  70. Backup Line

  71. Backup Withholding

  72. Bad Check

  73. Bad Credit

  74. Bad Debt Expense

  75. Bailee's Customers Insurance

  76. Bait And Switch

  77. Balance Protection

  78. Balance Reporting

  79. Balance Sheet Reserves

  80. Balanced Budget

  81. Balloon Loan

  82. Balloon Mortgage

  83. Balloon Payment

  84. Bancassurance

  85. Bank

  86. Bank Card

  87. Bank Card Association

  88. Bank Confirmation Letter - BCL

  89. Bank Credit

  90. Bank Deposits

  91. Bank Draft

  92. Bank Examination

  93. Bank Failure

  94. Bank Fees

  95. Bank Holiday

  96. Bank Identification Number - BIN

  97. Bank Insurance

  98. Bank Insurance Fund (BIF)

  99. Bank Investment Contract - BIC

  100. Bank Letter Of Credit Policy

Hot Definitions
  1. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  2. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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