Personal Finance Terms

  1. Bonus Depreciation

  2. Bonus Issue

  3. Book Balance

  4. Book Transfer

  5. Boomerang

  6. Bootstrap

  7. Bootstrapping

  8. Boston Snow Indicator

  9. Both-To-Blame Collision Clause

  10. Bottom Line

  11. Bounced Check

  12. Bowie Bond

  13. Bracket Creep

  14. Brad Anderson

  15. Branch Automation

  16. Branch Banking

  17. Brand

  18. Brand Awareness

  19. Brand Equity

  20. Brand Extension

  21. Brand Identity

  22. Brand Loyalty

  23. Brand Management

  24. Brand Personality

  25. Brand Piracy

  26. Brand Potential Index (BPI)

  27. Brand Recognition

  28. Breadwinner

  29. Break In Service

  30. Breakage

  31. Breakeven Tax Rate

  32. Breeder's Insurance Policy

  33. Brick And Mortar

  34. Bridge Insurance

  35. Brinkmanship

  36. Broad Evidence Rule

  37. Broad Form Insurance

  38. Broad Form Personal Theft Insurance

  39. Broad Form Property Damage Endorsement

  40. Broad Form Storekeepers' Insurance

  41. Broker

  42. Broker Of Record

  43. Brokerage Department

  44. Brokerage Fee

  45. Brokerage General Agent

  46. Brokerage Window

  47. Brown Bag Meeting

  48. Budget

  49. Budget Committee

  50. Budget Manual

  51. Budget Planning Calendar

  52. Budget Surplus

  53. Budget Variance

  54. Budgetary Slack

  55. Buffett Rule

  56. Build America Bonds - BABs

  57. Builders Risk Coverage Form

  58. Builders Risk Hull Insurance

  59. Building And Loan Associaiton

  60. Building And Personal Property Coverage Form

  61. Building Society

  62. Bulk Filing

  63. Bullet

  64. Bullet GIC

  65. Bullet Loan

  66. Bullet Repayment

  67. Bullion Coins

  68. Bumbershoot Policy

  69. Bundling

  70. Burden Rate

  71. Bureau Rate

  72. Burial Insurance

  73. Burn Rate

  74. Burning Cost Ratio

  75. Bush Tax Cuts

  76. Business Activities

  77. Business And Personal Property Coverage Form - BPPCF

  78. Business Auto Coverage Form

  79. Business Automobile Policy - BAP

  80. Business Bondage

  81. Business Continuation Insurance

  82. Business Crime Insurance

  83. Business Development Bank of Canada - BDC

  84. Business Development Company - BDC

  85. Business Expenses

  86. Business Income

  87. Business Income Coverage Form

  88. Business Insurance

  89. Business Interest Expense

  90. Business Interruption Insurance

  91. Business Liability Insurance

  92. Business Logic

  93. Business Model

  94. Business Owner Policy - BOP

  95. Business Plan

  96. Business Relations

  97. Business Risk

  98. Business Risk Exclusion

  99. Business Starts Index

  100. Business Tax Credits

Hot Definitions
  1. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  6. 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.
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