Personal Finance Chapter 5

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a legal agreement that provides for the management and control of assets by one party for the benefit on another
asset management account
an all-in-one account that includes savings, checking, borrowing, investing, and other financial services for a single fee; aka cash management account
automatic teller machine (ATM)
a computer terminal used to conduct banking transactions; aka a cash machine
debit card
a plastic access card used in computerized banking transactions; also called a cash card
commercial bank
a financial institution that offers a full range of financial services to individuals, businesses and government agencies
savings and loan association (S&L)
a financial institution that traditionally specialized in savings accounts and mortgage loans
mutual savings bank
a financial institution that is owned by depositors and specializes in savings accounts and mortgage loans
money market fund
A savings-investment plan offered by investment companies, with earnings based on investments in various short-term financial instruments
share account
a regular savings account at a credit union
certificate of deposit (CD)
a savings plan requiring that a certain amount be left on deposit for a stated time period to earn a specified interest rate
money market account
a savings account offered by banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions that requires a minimum balance and has earnings based on market interest rates
rate of return
the percentage of increase in the value of savings as a result of interest earned; also called yield
a process that calculates interest based on previously earned interest
annual percentage yield (APY)
the percentage rate expressing the total amount of interest that would be received on a $100 deposit based on the annual rate and frequency of compounding for a 365 day period
share draft account
an interest-bearing checking account at a credit union
overdraft protection
an automatic loan made to checking account customers to cover the amount of checks written in excess of the available balance in the checking account
credit union
a user-owned, nonprofit, cooperative financial institution that is organized for the benefit of the members

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