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Securities issued by the U.S. Treasury in relatively small denominations for individual investors. Investors who buy U.S. savings bonds in effect make a loan to the government, in return for the government’s promise (represented by the bond, a nontransferable debt certificate) to repay the loan with interest. The interest is free from state and local taxation. U.S.
savings bonds are considered to be risk-free investments, since they are backed by the U.S. government. (Also known as savings bonds)
The number of people without jobs who are actively seeking work.
The number of unemployed people, expressed as a percentage of the labor force.
The unexpected and unplanned results of a decision or action.
Impulsive use of money with little or no consideration of alternatives and resulting in unplanned consequences.
Debt without collateral; credit card debt, for example.
An abstract measure of the satisfaction consumers derive from consuming goods and services.
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