MoneyU Glossary of Terms

MoneyU Glossary of Terms

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Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)

An arrangement that combines dividend reinvestment with the opportunity to purchase additional shares of stock directly from the company at a reduced price.

Dollar Cost Averaging

The process of purchasing stocks or mutual funds periodically at different market prices. Over long periods of time, the average cost of your shares tends to be less than the current market price.


A person's permanent home. The place where a person lives and intends to live for the indefinite future. Sometimes called legal residence. At any one time a person can have only one domicile.


Same as grantor.

Down Payment

The amount of cash that a purchaser needs to put toward the cost of a home, automobile, or other large purchase that is being financed (taking out a loan).

Due Date

The day a payment is due to a creditor. After that date, a late fee can be charged, the payment can be recorded as late, and the account can be considered delinquent.

Durable Power Of Attorney

A power of attorney that remains valid when the principal becomes incapacitated.

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