Financial Planning for Generation X & Y Women
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Glossary of Financial Terms

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Term Life
A type of life insurance that provides insurance protection for a set period of time. Term policies are written for one, five, 10, or 20 years. If you die before the time period ends, your beneficiaries receive the death benefit.
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
A retirement plan similar to a 401 (k) plan that is offered to federal government employees.
Time Value of Money
The idea that a dollar now is worth more than a dollar in the future, even after adjusting for inflation, because a dollar now can earn interest or other appreciation until the time the dollar in the future would be received.
Treasury Note
When you purchase a treasury note you are lending money to the government. Treasury notes are backed by the full faith and credit of the U. S. government. Treasury notes mature in more than a year, but not more than 10 years from the issue date.
Two-cycle Daily Balance Method
A calculation used by a credit card company to determine finance charges using two months of credit transactions. An average daily balance is calculated for the current billing period and the previous billing period, with the total being divided by the total number of days in both billing periods.