Debt

Debt

Debt is the amount of money borrowed by one party from another individual, company, or organization. Used by many corporations and individuals as a method of making large purchases that they could not make under normal circumstances, this debt is used by firms to take up loans to either finance a working capital or acquisition. In business and government, debt is often used in the form of bonds, which are tradable securities. Under a debt agreement, the borrower obtains authorization to obtain an amount of money to be rapid on an agreed date, with serviced interest. The most common forms of debt are loans, including mortgages and auto loans, personal loans, and credit card debt.

Asset Classes

Bank Preferreds
Cash

Entities

Cowen Inc.
Euro Pacific Capital
Gen Y Planning
Hoisington Investment Management Company
Michele Cagan, CPA
Reorg
Sprott Inc.

Event Types

Crash
Default

People

Clint Proctor
Contessa Brewer
Dave Ramsey III
David Malpass
Edwin Elton
Jesse Mecham
Kristy Shen
Lacy Hunt
Michele Cagan
Tony Pelz

Publications

A Bubble That Broke The World
After Normal
Asian Pacific Financial Forecast Service
Austerity
Avoiding the Fall
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Beyond the Keynesian Endpoint
Biglaw Investor
Blueprint for America
Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
Debt & Bankruptcy Terms
Debt and Delusion
Debt, Development, and Democracy
Distressed Securities
Don’t Quit Your Day Job
EntreLeadership
European Financial Forecast Service
Financial Freedom
Financial Peace
Get Rich Slowly
Get a Financial Life
Global Forecast Service
High Yield Digest
How To Get Rich; Without Winning the Lottery
How To Invest in Debt
How to Get Rich
How to Have More than Enough
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Inflated
Junior's Adventures
Mindful Money
Money Academy for Couples
Money Morning
Money of the Mind
Moneywise
More Than Enough
Naked Economics
One Year to an Organized Financial Life
Optimize Your Retirement
Peddling Prosperity
Personal Finance Terms
Professional Perspectives on Fixed Income Portfolio Management
Raising Private Capital
Real Life, Real Money
Rich Dad's Escape from the Rat Race
Rich Dad's Guide to Becoming Rich Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards
Smart Money Smart Kids
Soldier of Finance
The Age of Oversupply
The Big Short
The College Investor Blog
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Improving Your Credit Score
The Financial Diet
The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics
The Motley Fool Personal Finance Workbook
The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think
The New High-Yield Debt Market
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Simple Path to Wealth
The Snowball
The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble
The Total Money Makeover
Unfair Advantage
Volatility and the Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma
Why Save the Bankers
Why the Rich Are Getting Richer
You Need a Budget
Your Road to Wealth Starts Here

Strategies

Leverage

Terms

Covered Bond
Credit Analysis
Debt Financing
Double B Credit Rating
Financing
Gross Margin
Restructuring

  • Debt is generally good when it's used as an investment (to make more money in the future)
  • Debt is generally bad when it's used for consumption (vacations, luxuries, clothes, etc)