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Charitable Donation generous gift of money or time to a person or organization
Fixed Income same amount of money earned on a set interval basis, such as monthly or quarterly
Variable Income amount of money earned is not the same each pay period
Fixed Expense bill, such as monthly rent, which is the same each month
Variable Expense bill, such as a utility bill, which is a different amount each month
Discretionary Expense money without a specific purpose left over each month after all bills have been paid
Take-home Pay amount of a paycheck one gets to keep after taxes and other deductions are taken out
Direct Mail mail, usually consisting of advertising material and requests for donations, sent to a large number of possible customers or contributors at one time
Identity Theft stealing of a person’s financial information, such as credit cards and Social Security number, with the intent to make purchases under the person’s identity
Scam phony business deal created to get money from people with intention of giving anything in return
Solicitations requests for money, services, donations, etc.
Compulsive Behavior strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act against a person’s usual behavior
Impulse sudden, involuntary inclination prompting one to take an action which is not well thought-out
Billing Cycle schedule of recurrent times in any regular system of preparing or sending bills
For-profit (business or institution) initiated or operated for the purpose of making a profit
Nonprofit not established for the purpose of making a profit
ATM Withdrawals cash withdrawn by using a debit card and entering a PIN in an ATM
Checkbook Register log of deposits and withdrawals from a checking account
Closing Balance balance of an account on the day the bank runs the bank statement
Deposit money put into an account
EFT acronym for electronic fund transfer; money transferred from one account to another without a person having to manually write a check or make a deposit
Itemization specific listing of individual pieces or units of information
Opening Balance (of a statement) balance of an account on a current month’s statement; used as the ending or closing balance in the previous month’s statement
Withdrawals moving money from an account, whether paying expenses, making transfers to other accounts, getting money from an ATM or making purchases
Reconciliation balance bookkeeping account information to be consistent with the bank’s bookkeeping of the same account information
Convenience anything which saves or simplifies work, adds to one’s ease or comfort, etc.
Encryption conversion of a message, information, etc., into code
Firewall integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system
PIN acronym for personal identification number; number chosen by an account holder which gains access to various accounts
Technological-based Services services which are delivered via a form of technology such as the Internet
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