MoneyU Glossary of Terms


MoneyU Glossary of Terms


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Supply

The quantities of an item that producers are willing and able to make available for sale at various prices over a given time period.

Systematic Risk

Risk that the overall market will decline as prices and interest rates change.

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Take Home Pay

The amount of money you earn after all deductions.

Tax credit

An amount that a taxpayer who meets certain criteria can subtract from tax owed. Examples include a credit for earned income below a certain limit and for qualified post-secondary school expenses. (See Tax deduction and Tax exemption.)

Tax deduction

An expense that a taxpayer can subtract from taxable income. Examples include deductions for home mortgage interest and for charitable gifts. (See Tax credit and Tax exemption.)

Tax exemption

Earnings, such as interest from municipal bonds, that are free of certain taxes. (See Tax credit and Tax deduction.)

Tax-Deferred Earnings (Investment)

Earnings on which taxes are not paid until a future date, usually when funds are withdrawn. The TSP and traditional IRAs are examples of vehicles that offer tax-deferred earnings.

Tax-Exempt Earnings

Earnings on which taxes are never paid. Roth IRAs and municipal bonds are examples of vehicles that offer tax-exempt earnings.

Taxable Income

Any money you earn or receive - such as salary, bonuses or interest from investments - that can be taxed by the Federal, state, or local government.

Taxes

A compulsory payment by individuals/organizations to the government; fees placed on income, prop­erty, or goods to support government programs.


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