Personal Finance Terms

  1. Community Income

  2. Commutation

  3. Commuted Value

  4. Commuting Expenses

  5. Company

  6. Company Owned Life Insurance - COLI

  7. Comparables

  8. Comparative Advertising

  9. Comparative Interest Rate Method

  10. Comparative Market Analysis

  11. Comparative Negligence

  12. Comparative Statement

  13. Compensating Balance

  14. Compensatory Damages

  15. Competition-Driven Pricing

  16. Competitive Pricing

  17. Completed Operations Insurance

  18. Compliance Examination

  19. Compound Interest

  20. Compound Probability

  21. Comprehensive Income

  22. Comps

  23. Compulsive Shopping

  24. Concealed Unemployment

  25. Concealment

  26. Concentration Bank

  27. Concept Company

  28. Concurrent Causation

  29. Conditional Binding Receipt

  30. Conditional Offer

  31. Conditional Sales Floater

  32. Condominium

  33. Condominium Fee

  34. Condotel

  35. Conduit IRA

  36. Confining Condition

  37. Conforming Loan

  38. Conforming Loan Limit

  39. Connie Lee - College Construction Loan Insurance Association - CCLIA

  40. Consequential Loss

  41. Consignment

  42. Consignment Insurance

  43. Consolidated Mortgage Bond

  44. Consortium

  45. Consortium Bank

  46. Conspicuous Consumption

  47. Constant Dollar

  48. Constant Percent Prepayment

  49. Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance - CPPI

  50. Construction Interest Expense

  51. Construction Mortgage

  52. Constructive Receipt

  53. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  54. Constructive Total Loss

  55. Consumables

  56. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  57. Consumer And Business Lending Initiative

  58. Consumer Bankers Association - CBA

  59. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  60. Consumer Credit

  61. Consumer Credit Delinquencies Bulletin

  62. Consumer Debt

  63. Consumer Interest

  64. Consumer Liability

  65. Consumer Packaged Goods - CPG

  66. Consumer Price Index - CPI

  67. Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

  68. Consumer Price Index For Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Workers - CPI-W

  69. Consumption Smoothing

  70. Consumption Tax

  71. Contingency Clause

  72. Contingent Beneficiary

  73. Continuation Statement

  74. Continuing Claims

  75. Continuous Compounding

  76. Contract Holder

  77. Contraction Risk

  78. Contractor Fraud

  79. Contributory Value

  80. Convenience Of Employer Test

  81. Convention Expenses

  82. Conventional Mortgage

  83. Conversion Option

  84. Conversion Privilege

  85. Convertible ARM

  86. Conveyance Tax

  87. Cooperative Insurance - Co-Op Insurance

  88. Core Inflation

  89. Core Retail Sales

  90. Corporate Cannibalism

  91. Corporate Credit Rating

  92. Corporate Culture

  93. Corporate Fraud

  94. Corporate Headquarters

  95. Corporate Hierarchy

  96. Corporate Inversion

  97. Corporate Ladder

  98. Corporate Ownership Of Life Insurance - COLI

  99. Corporate Pension Plan

  100. Corporate Profit

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    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
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