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Financial Literacy Basics

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1. Newspapers list of securities

2. Losses in an investment as a result of the business cycle

3. The profit from an investment.

4. Fee on credit card for making charges above your credit limit.

5. Investing with a series of regular payments; usually associated with life insurance companies

6. Smaller decisions that can result from a major decision.

7. Movement of money you receive and the money you spend

8. Low-priced stocks of small companies that have no track record

9. Money used for short-term needs like emergencies; advisers recommend three to six months' net pay for set aside for this

10. The portion of the profits paid to the shareholders of a company.

11. Losses in an investment as a result of the business cycle

12. A goal to be achieved within the next three months.

13. A payroll deduction collected by employers by law and sent to the federal government to provide a small income and other services to the elderly - disabled Americans - and orphaned minors.

14. A technique used for estimating the number of years required to double your money at a given rate

15. Management of investment alternatives to maximize the growth of your portfolio

16. An amount of money that is loaned on trust with the expectation that it will be repaid at a later date.

17. Standard and Poor's and Moody's

18. Bold and high-risk investments

19. The total amount of what it costs you to use credit in a given year. It is expressed as a percentage of the amount borrowed.

20. A mathematical method that can be used to show how long it will take to double your money in an investment simply by dividing 72 by the rate of interest.

21. A general and progressive increase in prices

22. The amount a corporation borrowed in a bond situation

23. Maximum amount of credit a lender will extend to a customer.

24. Investment choices that will be held for long periods

25. The probability that injury - damage - or loss will occur.

26. The idea that money today is worth more than the same amount of money in the future due to its potential earning capacity.

27. Another term for budget

28. The entire amount of money you owe to lenders

29. The credit union term for a checking account.

30. Investors who take to take chances

31. Brokers who provided little or no information to clients

32. Business Weekly & Forbes & Money

33. Regular and planned investments

34. A form of bankruptcy that allows you to repay many of your debts over a period of time - usually no more than five years.

35. Collection of investments

36. The difference between a higher selling price and a lower purchase price - resulting in a financial gain for the seller

37. An investment security that is actually a diversified portfolio of equities - bonds or other securities. Investors purchase shares and can sell them at any time.

38. The amount a corporation pays at a fixed amount when repaying a bond

39. Bold and high-risk investments

40. A chosen pursuit - profession - or occupation

41. US treasury security that matures from a few days to one year

42. The use of long-term savings to earn a financial return

43. Expenses that aren't paid every month and can be either fixed or variable.

44. The credit union term for a savings account.

45. A form of bankruptcy that allows you to repay many of your debts over a period of time - usually no more than five years.

46. Earning interest on interest.

47. Actions that the government might take that would reduce the value of an investment

48. Pooling of money from many investors to buy a large & diverse selection of securities

49. Investors who take to take chances

50. Discount bonds; a bond purchased for less than the maturity value; example you buy a $50 bond for $25