financial terms

Money Terms to Know: What Are Benchmarks?

A benchmark is just a baseline for comparison, something to measure similar things against. But are you using benchmarks properly in your financial and non-financial life?

Money Terms to Know: Risk and Return

We all know what financial risk is: the chance of losing your cash. And return is what you make on an investment. What many don't understand is the relationship between them.

Money Terms to Know: Cost-Benefit Analysis

At heart, cost-benefit analysis means creating a quantified pros and cons list for any decision -- a process that will usually yield better results than "going with your gut."

Money Terms to Know: Compound Interest

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's term: compound interest.

Money Terms to Know: Asset Allocation

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to growing your nest egg, so you need to understand the concept of asset allocation to get the best investment returns.

Money Terms to Know: Net Worth

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's term: net worth.

Money Terms to Know: Cash Flow

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's money term: cash flow.

Money Terms to Know: Sunk Cost

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's term: sunk cost.

Money Terms to Know: Opportunity Cost

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's term: opportunity cost.