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Making Cents of It A

TermDefinition
Budget An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a period of time in the future
Closed-end credit Encompasses one-time loans for a specific time period
Credit The supplying of goods, services or money in exchange for the promise of future payment
Compliance Acting according to certain accepted standards; “their financial statements are in compliance with generally accepted accounting practices”
Consequence The effect, result or outcome of something occurring earlier
Consumer A person who uses goods and services, usually in exchange for money
Consumer credit Credit extended to consumers for personal needs, not business needs
Decision The act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment
Decision-making process The process of selecting from several choices and taking action
Desire To wish or long for; to want
Economic Pertaining to the production, distribution and use of income, wealth and commodities
Financial planning A tool that allows us to define our financial goals by assessing our current financial situations and then planning what we need to do to achieve those goals
Habit An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary
Human capital Skills, knowledge and experience possessed by an individual or population viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country
Open-end credit Refers to loans available on an ongoing basis within set credit limits
Procrastination To put off doing something, especially out of constant carelessness or laziness
Security Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; a pledge
Spontaneity Unplanned behavior, impulse or movement; spur of the moment
The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) Protects you against inaccurate and unfair credit billing and credit card practices; it requires lenders to provide you with loan cost information so that you can comparison shop for certain types of loans
Created by: slwhitley