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How We Get Money

Barter Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money
Cashless Society A society in which purchases of goods or services are made by credit card or electronic funds transferal rather than with cash or checks
Credit Card A small plastic card issued by a bank, business, etc., allowing the holder to purchase goods or services on credit
Debit Card A card issued by a bank allowing the holder to transfer money electronically to another bank account when making a purchase
Dependents A person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support
Electronic Transfer Is the electronic transfer of money from one bank account to another, either within a single financial institution or across multiple institutions, through computer-based systems and without the direct intervention of bank staff
Exemptions The process of exempting a person from paying taxes on a specified amount of income for themselves and their dependents
Fringe Benefits An extra benefit supplementing an employee's salary, for example, a company car, subsidized meals, health insurance, etc.
Gross Income An individual's total personal income, before accounting for taxes or deductions
Garnishment A court order directing that money or property of a third part (usually wages paid by an employer) be seized to satisfy a debt owed by a debtor to a plaintiff creditor
Inflation A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money
Inheritance Money or objects that someone gives you when they die
Human Capital The skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Is a U.S. government agency responsible for the collection of taxes and enforcement of tax laws
Money A current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively
Money Order A printed order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or post office
Net Pay The amount of a person's paycheck left over after any deductions are taken out This commonly includes federal and state tax withholding, social security and Medicare taxes
Profit A financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something
Paycheck Stub A piece of paper that is given to and employee with each paycheck Shows the amount of money that the employee earned and the amount that was removed for taxes, insurance costs, etc.
FICA Tax Federal insurance contributions act Is a united states federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both the employees and employers to fund social security and Medicare
Treasury Department The federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances The treasury department was created in 1789
Upward Mobility Rising from a lower to a higher social class or status
Windfall Income Is an unexpected gain in income which could be due to winning a lotter, unforeseen inheritance or shortage of supply
Wage A fixed regular payment typically paid on a daily or weekly basis, made by an employer to and employee
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