Personal Finance Terms

  1. Warning Bulletin

  2. Warranty

  3. Warranty Deed

  4. Warranty of Title

  5. Wash

  6. Wash Sale

  7. Wash-Out Round

  8. Wash-Sale Rule

  9. Water Damage Clause

  10. Water Damage Insurance

  11. Water Damage Legal Liability Insurance

  12. Water Exclusion Clause

  13. Water Pollution Liability

  14. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate - WQIS

  15. Water Rights

  16. Watercraft Nonowned Insurance

  17. Waterfall Concept

  18. Wealth Management

  19. Wealth Tax

  20. Wear And Tear Exclusion

  21. Weather Insurance

  22. Web Syndication

  23. Wedding Presents Floater

  24. Wedding Warrant

  25. Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey

  26. Weekly Premium Insurance

  27. Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance

  28. Weighted Average Credit Rating

  29. Weighted Average Life - WAL

  30. Weighted Average Rating Factor - WARF

  31. Welfare

  32. Welfare And Pension Plans Disclosure Act (WPPDA)

  33. Welfare Economics

  34. Welfare Loss Of Taxation

  35. Welfare State

  36. Wellness Program

  37. Westpac Consumer Confidence Index

  38. Wet Loan

  39. Wharton School

  40. White List States

  41. Whole Life Annuity

  42. Whole Life Annuity Due

  43. Whole Life Insurance Policy

  44. Whole Loan

  45. Wholesale Insurance

  46. Wholesale Life Insurance

  47. Wide Variety

  48. Widow's Allowance

  49. Will

  50. Will Variation

  51. William Dillard II

  52. William J. O'Neil

  53. Windfall Shares

  54. Windfall Tax

  55. Window Guaranteed Investment Contract

  56. Windstorm Hazard

  57. Windstorm Insurance

  58. Winter Range Form

  59. Wire Fraud

  60. Wire Transfer

  61. Wisconsin State Life Fund

  62. With Approved Credit - WAC

  63. With Benefit Of Survivorship

  64. Withdrawal

  65. Withdrawal Benefits

  66. Withdrawal Credits, Pension Plan

  67. Withdrawal Penalty

  68. Withholding

  69. Withholding Allowance

  70. Withholding Tax

  71. Without Evidence of Insurability

  72. Women Leaders Round Table - WLRT

  73. Wool Growers Floater

  74. Word-Of-Mouth Marketing - WOM Marketing

  75. Work And Materials Clause

  76. Work Opportunity Tax Credit

  77. Work Ticket

  78. Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act – WARN

  79. Workers' Compensation

  80. Workers' Compensation Catastrophe Cover

  81. Workers' Compensation Coverage A

  82. Workers' Compensation Coverage B

  83. Workout Agreement

  84. Workout Assumption

  85. World Congress Of Accountants - WCOA

  86. World Insurance

  87. Worldwide Coverage

  88. Worldwide Income

  89. Wrap-Around Insurance Program

  90. Wrap-Around Loan

  91. Wrap-Up Insurance

  92. Wraparound Annuity

  93. Wraparound Mortgage

  94. Write-Down

  95. Written Premium

  96. Wrongful Dishonor

  97. Wrongful Termination Claim

  98. Yacht Insurance

  99. Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings - YMPE

  100. Year-End Bonus

Hot Definitions
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    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  2. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  3. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
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  6. TIMP (acronym)

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