Account Balance

Business / Taxes / Account Balance: Your account balance is the amount of money you have in one of your financial accounts. For example, your bank account balance refers to the amount of money in your bank accounts. Your account balance can also be the amount of money outstanding on one of your financial accounts. Your credit card balance, for example, refers to the amount of money you owe a credit card company. With your 401(k), your account balance, also called your accrued benefit, is the amount your 401(k) account is worth on a date that it's valued. For example, if the value of your account on December 31 is $250,000, that's your account balance. You use your 401(k) account balance to figure how much you must withdraw from your plan each year, once you start taking required distributions after you turn 70 1/2. Specifically, you divide the account balance at the end of your plan's fiscal year by a divisor based on your life expectancy to determine the amount you must take during the next fiscal year.

Other Words for Account

Account Noun Synonyms: calculation, accounting, reckoning, computation, (financial) statement, enumeration
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Other Words for Balance

Balance Noun Synonyms: scale(s), steelyard
Balance Verb Synonyms: weigh, estimate, ponder, consider, deliberate, assess, compare, evaluate
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Previous Balance Method

Business / Finance / Previous Balance Method: Method of calculating finance charges based on the account balance at the end of the previous month. MORE

Postal Account

Business / Debt / Postal Account: A personal account is a building society account in which all transactions are conducted via post. In some cases a pass book is used to record deposits and withdrawals although societies are increasin MORE

Adjusted Balance Method

Business / Finance / Adjusted Balance Method: Method of calculating finance charges that uses the account balance remaining after adjusting for all transactions posted during the given billing period as its basis. Related: Average daily balance m MORE

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