Friday, June 22, 2012

Minimum wage

A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that employers may legally pay to employees.

Luxury tax

A luxury tax is a tax on luxury goods; products that are not considered essential.

Death tax

Death tax is a tax on the estate of the deceased person. Death tax is also called inheritance tax.

Property tax

Property tax is a tax assessed by the state or local government based on the estimated value of the property that is owned.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Power of attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives a person the right to act on behalf of another.

Market conditions

Market conditions are factors that affect the sale of a home in an area. Some market conditions are interest rates and unemployment.

Median price

The median price is the amount that falls in the middle of the total price of homes for sale in an area.

Late payment fee

A late payment fee is a fee that is charged to a borrower for not making a payment on time.

Debt instrument

A debt instrument is a document that states a borrower's obligation to repay the balance due.

Due date

The due date is the date a payment must be made by. If a payment is made after the due date, it's considered past due.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Credit report

A credit report is a document that shows an individuals credit history and current credit standing.


The ceiling is the maximum interest rate that can be charged on an adjustable rate mortgage.

Soft currency

Soft currency is currency whose value may depreciate quickly. It is also difficult to exchange into other currencies. It is the opposite of hard currency.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


A chargeback is the return of funds to a consumer, usually in a disputed credit-card transaction.

Cashier's check

A cashier's check is a check that is issued by a financial institution. The payment is guaranteed because it is drawn on the bank's account rather than the customer's.

Credit check

A credit check is when a loan provider views your credit history to see if you are suitable for the loan.

Collection agency

A collection agency pursues payments on debts that individuals or businesses have defaulted on.


Collateral is a when a borrower pledges property to a lender in order to secure repayment of a loan.

Money and finance terms - trivia 8

1) What is an exchange rate?

a) the worth of one currency compared to another country's currency
b) the future value of a currency

Check comments for the answer.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fixed rate loan

A fixed rate loan is where the interest rate stays the same for the life of the loan.

Prime loan

A prime loan is offered to people with a good credit history.

Money and finance terms - trivia 7

1) What is a prime rate?

a) the standard rate charged to all customers
b) the most favorable interest rate that banks charge to lend money to their best customers

Check comments for the answer.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Venture capital

Venture capital is capital that is provided to new companies. They have high profit potential along with high risk.