Business / Finance / Deflation: A pension plan whoae sponsor is responsible only for making specified contributions into the plan on behalf of qualifying participants. Related: Defined benefit plan


Business / Finance / Disinflation: A refusal to pay. MORE


Business / Accounting / Inflation: An increase in the general price level of goods and services: alternatively, a decrease in the purchasing power of the dollar. MORE

Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS): US Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) adust the principal twice a year to reflect inflation or deflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interest rate is fixed and is paid MORE

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS): TIPS, or Treasury inflation-protected securities, are inflation-indexed Treasury bonds and notes. They protect you against deflation as well. TIPS pay a fixed rate of interest like traditional Treasur MORE


Business / Finance / Reflation: Government monetary action that causes a reversal of deflation. MORE

Cost Of Living

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Cost Of Living: The amount of money needed to buy the goods and services required to maintain a specific standard of living. The cost of living is closely tied to rates of inflation and deflation. In estimating such MORE