Personal Finance Terms

  1. Corporate Sponsorship

  2. Correspondence Audit

  3. Corridor Rule

  4. Cosign

  5. Cost Accounting

  6. Cost Control

  7. Cost Cutting

  8. Cost Of Attendance

  9. Cost Of Funds

  10. Cost Of Goods Sold - COGS

  11. Cost of Living

  12. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  13. Cost Of Revenue

  14. Cost Of Savings Index - COSI Index

  15. Cost Per Thousand - CPM

  16. Cost-Push Inflation

  17. Cost-Sharing Reductions

  18. Coterminous

  19. Council Of Insurance Agents & Brokers

  20. Countermand

  21. Counteroffer

  22. Country Club Billing

  23. Country Limit

  24. Cover Letter

  25. Cover Your Ass

  26. Coverdell Education Savings Account - ESA

  27. Covered Earnings

  28. Cowboy Marketing

  29. Crammed Down

  30. Creative Destruction

  31. Credence Good

  32. Credit

  33. Credit Agency

  34. Credit Agreement

  35. Credit Analyst

  36. Credit Application

  37. Credit Bureau

  38. Credit Business Associate - CBA

  39. Credit Card

  40. Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility And Disclosure Act Of 2009

  41. Credit Card Balance

  42. Credit Card Balance Transfer

  43. Credit Card Debt

  44. Credit Card Teaser Rate

  45. Credit Cliff

  46. Credit Control

  47. Credit Counseling

  48. Credit Crisis

  49. Credit Criteria

  50. Credit Crunch

  51. Credit Default Insurance

  52. Credit Denial

  53. Credit Easing

  54. Credit Enhancement

  55. Credit Event

  56. Credit For Qualified Retirement Savings Contribution

  57. Credit History

  58. Credit Inquiry

  59. Credit Insurance

  60. Credit Life Insurance

  61. Credit Limit

  62. Credit Netting

  63. Credit Quality

  64. Credit Rating

  65. Credit Reference

  66. Credit Repair

  67. Credit Report

  68. Credit Reporting Agency

  69. Credit Review

  70. Credit Risk

  71. Credit Risk Certification

  72. Credit Score

  73. Credit Scoring

  74. Credit Shelter Trust - CST

  75. Credit Sweep

  76. Credit Union

  77. Credit Union National Association - CUNA

  78. Credit Utilization Rate

  79. Credit Watch

  80. Credit Worthiness

  81. Creditor

  82. Crisis Management

  83. Critical Path Analysis - CPA

  84. Cross Collateralization

  85. Cross Culture

  86. Cross-Border Financing

  87. Cross-Firing Scam

  88. Cross-Sell

  89. Crossed Check

  90. Crowdfunding

  91. Crowding Out Effect

  92. Crown Loan

  93. Crummey Power

  94. Crummey Trust

  95. Cult Brand

  96. Curb Appeal

  97. Current Account, Savings Account (CASA)

  98. Current Income

  99. Current Index Value

  100. Curtesy

Hot Definitions
  1. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  2. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
  3. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will be executed at a specified price (or better) after a given stop price has been reached. Once the stop price is reached, the stop-limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
  4. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put another way, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
  5. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put another way, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
  6. Budget Deficit

    A status of financial health in which expenditures exceed revenue. The term "budget deficit" is most commonly used to refer to government spending rather than business or individual spending. When referring to accrued federal government deficits, the term "national debt” is used.
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