Understanding Jargon

Sometimes jargon is a useful shorthand to save you time but it can also be used to mystify and make something appear to be correct when the writer is trying to mislead.

If we take the word ‘investment’ it sounds nice and safe but can mean anything from a government guaranteed bond (very secure) to a share in a new technology start up company (very high risk).

What on earth is an ‘Unsecured Pension‘. It sounds very unsafe but for the right person is the best thing since sliced bread.

To understand jargon you really need to get it spelled out in plain English and then you can decide if it’s use is shorthand or deception. The glossary has some of the shorthand jargon and if you have a word you don’t understand email it to me and I can add it. Click here to email: Jargon