Financial pyramid

Definition:

A risk structure that spreads investor's risks across low-, medium-, and high-risk vehicles. The bulk of the assets are in safe, low-risk investments that provide a predictable return (base of the pyramid). At the top of the pyramid are a few high-risk ventures that have a modest chance of success.

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Mortgage life insurance

A life insurance policy that pays off the remaining balance of the insured person's mortgage at death.

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