MoneyU Glossary of Terms


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Cash Advance

A cash loan taken out on a credit card. Interest for cash advances is usually higher than it is for purchases, a transaction fee may apply, and the grace period may be waived.

Cash Advance Fee

A one-time fee for cash advances in addition to normal finance charges. This fee is usually a percentage of the advance amount.

Cash Inflows

Cash inflows are dollars (or relevant currency) that you receive on an investment. Cash inflows are a payback, or source of cash, on an investment. Cash outflows, o the other hand, are dollars (or relevant currency) that you spend or invest in order to earn a rate of return. Cash outflows are uses of cash. The interest rate that equates the cash inflows and outflows for a project, even one extending many years, is called the internal rate of return.

Cash Outflows

Cash outflows are dollars (or relevant currency) that you spend or invest in order to earn a rate of return. Cash outflows are uses of cash. Cash inflows, on the other hand, are dollars (or relevant currency) that you receive on an investment. Cash inflows are a payback, or source of cash, on an investment. The interest rate that equates the cash outflows and inflows for a project, even one extending many years, is called the internal rate of return.

Certificate of Deposits

A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest.

Certificates of Deposit

(Also known as CDs.) Certificates of deposit, or CDs, are time deposits. CDs offer a guaranteed rate of interest for a specified term, such as one year. With CDs, you can choose from among various lengths of time that your money is on deposit, ranging from several days to several years. Once you pick the term you want, you will generally have to keep your money in the account until the term ends.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A type of consumer bankruptcy under which the debtor doesn't forfeit personal property but agrees to a three- to five-year wage-earner plan to repay all or part of their debt. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy remains on a credit report for seven years.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The most common form of consumer bankruptcy, Chapter 7 typically releases a debtor from all liability for the accounts included in a bankruptcy. In exchange, the debtor must forfeit some personal property. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy remains on the debtor's credit report for 10 years.

Character

Refers to trustworthiness; one of three factors in credit scoring (e.g., paying bills on time shows financial responsibility). Creditworthiness indicating a responsible attitude toward living up to agreements.

Charge Card

A charge card requires you to pay your bill in full each month, but charges no interest. The user pays an annual fee.

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