Rule of 72 – Dividing interest rate by 72 results in the number of years to double your investment.

Long Put – Insurance (option) for stock or ETF. Whereas “calls” are long, or to own, “puts” are for shorting, or selling.

Wealth – Abundance of money, valuable possessions, and material prosperity. Wealth is a measurement of a person’s ability to think. (Ayn Rand)

Federal Reserve Act (1913) – Gave the U.S. central banking and the income tax. Later debased U.S. currency in Great Depression and in 1971.

Cash Flow – the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity. Also, Rich Dad says these are important words.

Asset – a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
Rich dad definition: Something that puts money in your pocket.
Common definition: Any item which can be sold for cash.

Plan B – A back up plan. Can refer to relocation outside native or currently inhabited nation. Plan B could also be a side business or hobby that could replace present employment.

Passive Income – Income earned from investments, rents, notes, and royalties. Income not earned from work.

Liquidity – Can easily and quickly be converted to cash.

Obsolete – No longer produced or used; out of date. cause (a product or idea) to be or become obsolete by replacing it with something new.

Tall Poppy Syndrome – A social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers. This is similar to begrudgery, the resentment or envy of the success of a peer. (Wikipedia)

Investment – An investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price.

Speculation – Investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with increased risk of loss due to lack of firm evidence.

Due Diligence – Separating opinion from fact. I.e. reading last 3 years of 10K and 10Q reports, or paying to have a property (building) professionally inspected.

Beta – Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole.

Hedge Fund – A limited partnership of investors that uses high risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains.

Margin – Debt leverage.

Inflation – A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

Deflation – A general reduction of the general level of prices in an economy.

SHTF – Sh*t hits the fan. This refers to a breakdown of supply chains, markets (including currency), energy delivery, and/or any other catastrophe or severe civil unrest.

Upward Mobility – The ability and opportunity to improve yourself through accumulation of wealth, education, creation and development of assets, economic activity, social interaction, and family formation

P/E Ratio – The price to earnings ratio generally indicates how high a share price is, relative to its earnings.

P/B Ratio – The price to book ratio indicates how close the price of the share is compared to its book value (or “actual value.”

Minimalism – A lifestyle of minimizing possessions and expenses.

Parkinson’s Law – A rule of economics that dictates (household) expenses rise to meet income.

Disruptive – A technology or innovation which makes an existing technology obsolete. E.g. electric or driverless cars.

Boundary Spanning – An entrepreneur’s surveillance of external environments to identify what is happening or likely to happen, and how those events may influence your business’ plans, forecasts, and organization.

Red Pill – Seeing or understanding “reality” the way it really is.

Opportunity Cost – the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.

Derivative – To derive from. I.e. orange juice comes from oranges. A NVDA call is a derivative of Nvidia company stock.

Seeking Alpha – To attempt to make the best trades possible.

Critical Mass – The minimum size or amount of something required to start or sustain a venture.

Universal Law of Prosperity – A law that states individuals and governments must produce more than they consume.

Paradigm Shift – Changing underlying assumptions and/or approach until objective is reached.

Target Retirement Number – Dollar amount needed to retire. Multiply your (desired) annual budget times 25 and that’s the nest egg you need to retire.

Balance Sheet – A balance sheet is a financial statement that summarizes a business’ or individual’s assets, liabilities, and cash (equity) over a period of time (quarterly, yearly, etc.) A balance sheet is expressed as: assets = liabilities + cash (equity).

Asset Allocation – Asset allocation is a method of spreading out your investments into different categories of assets. The idea behind this strategy is to spread the opportunities and limit the risks. This strategy is commonly used by advisory firms to attempt to minimize risks of client’s portfolios.