Personal Finance Terms

  1. Competition-Driven Pricing

  2. Competitive Pricing

  3. Completed Operations Insurance

  4. Compliance Examination

  5. Compound Interest

  6. Compound Probability

  7. Comprehensive Income

  8. Comps

  9. Compulsive Shopping

  10. Concealed Unemployment

  11. Concealment

  12. Concentration Bank

  13. Concept Company

  14. Concurrent Causation

  15. Conditional Binding Receipt

  16. Conditional Offer

  17. Conditional Sales Floater

  18. Condominium

  19. Condominium Fee

  20. Condotel

  21. Conduit IRA

  22. Confining Condition

  23. Conforming Loan

  24. Conforming Loan Limit

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

  26. Consequential Loss

  27. Consignment

  28. Consignment Insurance

  29. Consolidated Mortgage Bond

  30. Consortium

  31. Consortium Bank

  32. Conspicuous Consumption

  33. Constant Dollar

  34. Constant Percent Prepayment

  35. Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance - CPPI

  36. Construction Mortgage

  37. Constructive Receipt

  38. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  39. Constructive Total Loss

  40. Consumables

  41. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  42. Consumer And Business Lending Initiative

  43. Consumer Bankers Association - CBA

  44. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  45. Consumer Credit

  46. Consumer Credit Delinquencies Bulletin

  47. Consumer Debt

  48. Consumer Interest

  49. Consumer Liability

  50. Consumer Packaged Goods - CPG

  51. Consumer Price Index - CPI

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

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

  54. Consumption Smoothing

  55. Consumption Tax

  56. Contingent Beneficiary

  57. Continuation Statement

  58. Continuing Claims

  59. Continuous Compounding

  60. Contract Holder

  61. Contraction Risk

  62. Contractor Fraud

  63. Convenience Of Employer Test

  64. Convention Expenses

  65. Conventional Mortgage

  66. Conversion Option

  67. Conversion Privilege

  68. Convertible ARM

  69. Conveyance Tax

  70. Cooperative Insurance - Co-Op Insurance

  71. Core Inflation

  72. Core Retail Sales

  73. Corporate Cannibalism

  74. Corporate Credit Rating

  75. Corporate Culture

  76. Corporate Fraud

  77. Corporate Headquarters

  78. Corporate Hierarchy

  79. Corporate Inversion

  80. Corporate Ladder

  81. Corporate Ownership Of Life Insurance - COLI

  82. Corporate Pension Plan

  83. Corporate Profit

  84. Corporate Sponsorship

  85. Correspondence Audit

  86. Corridor Rule

  87. Cosign

  88. Cost Accounting

  89. Cost Control

  90. Cost Cutting

  91. Cost Of Attendance

  92. Cost Of Funds

  93. Cost Of Goods Sold - COGS

  94. Cost of Living

  95. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  96. Cost Of Revenue

  97. Cost Of Savings Index - COSI Index

  98. Cost Per Thousand - CPM

  99. Cost-Push Inflation

  100. Cost-Sharing Reductions

Hot Definitions
  1. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  2. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  3. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  4. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  5. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  6. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
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