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Earned Income: The income from wages, commissions, salaries, tips, self employment earnings, pensions, and other investment vehicles that are taxable if withdrawn before retirement.

Earnest Money Deposit: Money given by a purchaser in good faith to bind a contract. The deposit may be forfeited if the terms of the contract are not carried out by the purchaser.

Earnings Per Share: The after tax profits of a company showing the amount allocated to each share of common stock.

Early Withdrawal Penalty: A service fee charged for withdrawing money from an account, savings, 401k, securities, etc., prior to it's maturity date.

Easement: An easement gives others the right to use a portion of an owners property. The easement may used by utility companies or for another property owner who is landlocked and must travel across another property to get to his.

Economic Indicator: Economic factors that can be measured and analyzed to determine the rate of economic activity at any particular time. There are a number of indicators that are classified as either a leading, lagging, or coincidental in relations to economic activity.

Electronic Banking: Computerized handling of funds, rather than the exchange of cash, checks, and other monetary instruments, to pay debts, move money, and to transact other business.

Embezzlement: The unlawful misappropriation of funds by a person or persons who work at a bank, business, or other organization. Embezzlement is illegal and the embezzler, if caught, is usually prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Emerging Markets: Newly developing industrialized nations in which investing is risky but may be very rewarding.

Employee Savings Plan: A company authorized matching funds plan, 401k, SEP, or other profit sharing vehicles, that involve tax deferred contributions from employees that are placed in a pooled investment account.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan: A plan that allows employees to purchase shares of stock in the company in which they work for future income and/or retirement savings.

Encumbrance: A right to or claim against real estate, such as an easement, mortgage, or judgment.

Equal Credit Opportunity Act: A federal law that requires consumers and businesses to be given equal access to credit and prohibits discrimination based on race, national original, age, marital status, or religious affiliations.

Equity: The net worth or value of a business or real property after accounting for outstanding liabilities.

Executor: The person named in a will to manage the estate of the person who dies. The executor gives instructions as to the disposition of the decedent's assets.

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