Personal Finance Terms

  1. Wealth Tax

  2. Wear And Tear Exclusion

  3. Weather Insurance

  4. Web Syndication

  5. Wedding Presents Floater

  6. Wedding Warrant

  7. Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey

  8. Weekly Premium Insurance

  9. Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance

  10. Weighted Average Credit Rating

  11. Weighted Average Life - WAL

  12. Weighted Average Rating Factor - WARF

  13. Welfare

  14. Welfare And Pension Plans Disclosure Act (WPPDA)

  15. Welfare Economics

  16. Welfare Loss Of Taxation

  17. Welfare State

  18. Wellness Program

  19. Westpac Consumer Confidence Index

  20. Wet Loan

  21. Wharton School

  22. White List States

  23. Whole Life Annuity

  24. Whole Life Annuity Due

  25. Whole Life Insurance Policy

  26. Whole Loan

  27. Wholesale Insurance

  28. Wholesale Life Insurance

  29. Wide Variety

  30. Widow's Allowance

  31. Will

  32. Will Variation

  33. William Dillard II

  34. William J. O'Neil

  35. Windfall Shares

  36. Windfall Tax

  37. Window Guaranteed Investment Contract

  38. Windstorm Hazard

  39. Windstorm Insurance

  40. Winter Range Form

  41. Wire Fraud

  42. Wire Transfer

  43. Wisconsin State Life Fund

  44. With Approved Credit - WAC

  45. With Benefit Of Survivorship

  46. Withdrawal

  47. Withdrawal Benefits

  48. Withdrawal Credits, Pension Plan

  49. Withdrawal Penalty

  50. Withholding

  51. Withholding Allowance

  52. Withholding Tax

  53. Without Evidence of Insurability

  54. Women Leaders Round Table - WLRT

  55. Wool Growers Floater

  56. Word-Of-Mouth Marketing - WOM Marketing

  57. Work And Materials Clause

  58. Work Opportunity Tax Credit

  59. Work Ticket

  60. Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act – WARN

  61. Workers' Compensation

  62. Workers' Compensation Catastrophe Cover

  63. Workers' Compensation Coverage A

  64. Workers' Compensation Coverage B

  65. Workout Agreement

  66. Workout Assumption

  67. World Congress Of Accountants - WCOA

  68. World Insurance

  69. Worldwide Coverage

  70. Worldwide Income

  71. Wrap-Around Insurance Program

  72. Wrap-Around Loan

  73. Wrap-Up Insurance

  74. Wraparound Annuity

  75. Wraparound Mortgage

  76. Write-Down

  77. Written Premium

  78. Wrongful Dishonor

  79. Wrongful Termination Claim

  80. Yacht Insurance

  81. Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings - YMPE

  82. Year-End Bonus

  83. Yearly Price Of Protection Method

  84. Yearly Probability Of Dying

  85. Yearly Probability Of Living

  86. Yearly Rate Of Return Method

  87. Yearly Renewable Group Term Insurance

  88. Yearly Renewable Term - YRT

  89. Yearly Renewable Term Plan of Reinsurance

  90. Years Certain Annuity

  91. Yield Maintenance

  92. Z-Share

  93. Zero Balance Account - ZBA

  94. Zero Capital Gains Rate

  95. Zero Layoff Policy

  96. Zero-Based Budgeting - ZBB

  97. Zero-Coupon Mortgage

  98. Zero-Floor Limit

  99. Zero-Lot-Line House

  100. Zombie Debt

Hot Definitions
  1. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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