Purchasing securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds with the goal of increasing wealth over time, but with the risk of loss. Setting aside money for future income, benefit, or profit to meet long-term goals; using savings to earn a financial return.
The quality of an asset that permits it to be converted quickly into cash without loss of value. For example, a checking account is more liquid than real estate.
The value of the second-best alternative that a person gives up when making one choice instead of another.
A Measure of the likelihood of loss or profit on an investment’s rate of return.
The process of setting income aside for future spending. Saving provides ready cash for emergencies and short-term goals, and funds for investing.
Money set aside for a future use that is held in easily accessed accounts, such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs).
A financial institution deposit account that pays interest andallows withdrawals.