Personal Finance Terms

  1. Competitive Pricing

  2. Completed Operations Insurance

  3. Compliance Examination

  4. Compound Interest

  5. Compound Probability

  6. Comprehensive Income

  7. Comps

  8. Compulsive Shopping

  9. Concealed Unemployment

  10. Concealment

  11. Concentration Bank

  12. Concept Company

  13. Concurrent Causation

  14. Conditional Binding Receipt

  15. Conditional Offer

  16. Conditional Sales Floater

  17. Condominium

  18. Condominium Fee

  19. Condotel

  20. Conduit IRA

  21. Confining Condition

  22. Conforming Loan

  23. Conforming Loan Limit

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

  25. Consequential Loss

  26. Consignment

  27. Consignment Insurance

  28. Consolidated Mortgage Bond

  29. Consortium

  30. Consortium Bank

  31. Conspicuous Consumption

  32. Constant Dollar

  33. Constant Percent Prepayment

  34. Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance - CPPI

  35. Construction Mortgage

  36. Constructive Receipt

  37. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  38. Constructive Total Loss

  39. Consumables

  40. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  41. Consumer And Business Lending Initiative

  42. Consumer Bankers Association - CBA

  43. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  44. Consumer Credit

  45. Consumer Credit Delinquencies Bulletin

  46. Consumer Debt

  47. Consumer Interest

  48. Consumer Liability

  49. Consumer Packaged Goods - CPG

  50. Consumer Price Index - CPI

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

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

  53. Consumption Smoothing

  54. Consumption Tax

  55. Contingent Beneficiary

  56. Continuation Statement

  57. Continuing Claims

  58. Continuous Compounding

  59. Contract Holder

  60. Contraction Risk

  61. Contractor Fraud

  62. Convenience Of Employer Test

  63. Convention Expenses

  64. Conventional Mortgage

  65. Conversion Option

  66. Conversion Privilege

  67. Convertible ARM

  68. Conveyance Tax

  69. Cooperative Insurance - Co-Op Insurance

  70. Core Inflation

  71. Core Retail Sales

  72. Corporate Cannibalism

  73. Corporate Credit Rating

  74. Corporate Culture

  75. Corporate Fraud

  76. Corporate Headquarters

  77. Corporate Hierarchy

  78. Corporate Inversion

  79. Corporate Ladder

  80. Corporate Ownership Of Life Insurance - COLI

  81. Corporate Pension Plan

  82. Corporate Profit

  83. Corporate Sponsorship

  84. Correspondence Audit

  85. Corridor Rule

  86. Cosign

  87. Cost Accounting

  88. Cost Control

  89. Cost Cutting

  90. Cost Of Attendance

  91. Cost Of Funds

  92. Cost Of Goods Sold - COGS

  93. Cost of Living

  94. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  95. Cost Of Revenue

  96. Cost Of Savings Index - COSI Index

  97. Cost Per Thousand - CPM

  98. Cost-Push Inflation

  99. Cost-Sharing Reductions

  100. Coterminous

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