Personal Finance Terms

  1. Bank of First Deposit - BOFD

  2. Bank Panic of 1907

  3. Bank Reconciliation Statement

  4. Bank Restriction Act of 1797

  5. Bank Run

  6. Bank Statement

  7. Bank Trust Custodial Account

  8. Bank-Owned Life Insurance - BOLI

  9. Bank-Owned Property

  10. Banker's Blanket Bond

  11. Banknet

  12. Bankruptcy

  13. Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act - BAPCPA

  14. Bankruptcy Financing

  15. Bankruptcy Risk

  16. Bankruptcy Trustee

  17. Banks For Cooperatives

  18. Banner Advertising

  19. Barcode

  20. Bare Trust

  21. Bargain Purchase

  22. Bargain Sale To A Charitable Organization

  23. Barriers To Exit

  24. Barry Diller

  25. Base I

  26. Base II

  27. Base Pay

  28. Basis

  29. Basket Of Goods

  30. Baycorp Advantage (Veda Advantage)

  31. BBA Mortgage Approvals

  32. Beacon Score

  33. Bear Hug

  34. Belly Up

  35. Below Market Interest Rate - BMIR

  36. Below The Line Advertising

  37. Benchmark Surplus

  38. Beneficial Interest

  39. Beneficiary

  40. Beneficiary Clause

  41. Beneficiary Of Trust

  42. Benefit Allocation Method

  43. Benefit Allowance

  44. Benefit Expense Ratio

  45. Benefit Offset

  46. Benefit Period

  47. Benefits Received Rule

  48. Bequest

  49. Best And Final Offer

  50. Best Efforts Mortgage Lock

  51. Betterment

  52. Betterment Insurance

  53. Bi-Monthly Mortgage

  54. Bi-weekly Mortgage

  55. Bidding War

  56. Biflation

  57. Big Bath

  58. Big Box Retailer

  59. Big Five Banks

  60. Big Six Banks

  61. Big Three

  62. Big Ticket Item

  63. Bilateral Tax Agreement

  64. Bill And Hold

  65. Billing Cycle

  66. Billionaire

  67. Biofuel

  68. Biweekly Mortgage

  69. Black Friday

  70. Black Liquor Tax Credit

  71. Black Swan

  72. Blackberry Addiction

  73. Blackout Period

  74. Blank Endorsement

  75. Blanket Appropriation

  76. Blanket Bond

  77. Blanket Honesty Bond

  78. Blanket Insurance

  79. Blanket Mortgage

  80. Blanket Recommendation

  81. Bleeding Edge Technology

  82. Blind Pool

  83. Blind Taxpayer

  84. Blind Trust

  85. Blockbuster Drug

  86. Blue Book

  87. Bo Derek

  88. Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE

  89. Bon Voyage Bonus

  90. Bona Fide Foreign Resident

  91. Bond Attorney

  92. Bond Discount

  93. Bond Insurance

  94. Bond Market Association (BMA) Swap

  95. Bond Rating

  96. Bond Rating Agencies

  97. Bonded Bronze

  98. Bonhams

  99. Bonus

  100. Bonus Depreciation

Hot Definitions
  1. Maintenance Margin

    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).
  4. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  5. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
  6. TIMP (acronym)

    'TIMP' is an acronym that stands for 'Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines.' Similar to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the acronym was coined by and investor/economist to group fast-growing emerging market economies in similar states of economic development.
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