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SAVINGS DEPOSITS: Accounts maintained by banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks that pay interest but can not be used directly as money. These accounts, also termed transactions deposits, let customers set aside a portion of their liquid assets that COULD be used to make purchases. But to make those purchases, savings account balances must be transferred to checkable deposits or currency. However, this transference is easy enough that savings accounts are often termed near money. Savings accounts, as such constitute a sizeable portion of the M2 monetary aggregate.

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RISK LOVING: A person who values a certain income less than an equal amount of income that involves risk or uncertainty. Suppose that you have two options--(A) a guaranteed $1,000 or (b) a 50-50 chance of getting either $500 or $1,500. If you chose option B, then you're risk loving. While both options give you the same "expected" values, you get more satisfaction from the risky option than the guaranteed one. In fact, risk loving people are willing to pay for the opportunity to experience a risky situation.

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FEDERAL RESERVE PYRAMID

A representation of the structure of the U.S. Federal Reserve System that is shaped like a pyramid with the Chairman at the top and thousands of commercial banks (and the non-bank public) at the bottom. By the numbers, the Federal Reserve pyramid includes 1 Chairman, 7 members of the Board of Governors, 37 Federal Reserve Banks, around 20,000 commercial banks, and 300 million people making up the non-bank public.

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