MoneyU Glossary of Terms


MoneyU Glossary of Terms


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Capacity

Mental or physical ability for something or to do something.

Capital

Economic resource or resources that can be used to generate economic wealth.

Cardmember Agreement

The issuerÔÇÖs written statement of terms and conditions relating to your credit card account. The Cardmember Agreement is required by Federal Reserve regulations. The Agreement states that the annual percentage rate, the monthly minimum payment formula, annual fee, if applicable, and your rights in billing disputes.

Career

Pattern of activities and positions involved in an individualÔÇÖs lifetime of work to which the person has made a long-term commitment.

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.

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