Personal Finance Terms

  1. Business-To-Business Advertising

  2. Bust

  3. Buy And Homework

  4. Buy And Sell Agreement

  5. Buy-Up

  6. Buydown

  7. Buyer's Market

  8. Buyer's Option

  9. Buzzword Bingo

  10. Bypass Trust

  11. Cafeteria Plan

  12. Caisse Populaire

  13. Calendar Year

  14. Calendar Year Accounting Incurred Losses

  15. Calendar Year Experience

  16. Call Deposit Account

  17. Call Report

  18. CalPERS

  19. Camouflage Compensation

  20. Canada Education Savings Grant - CESG

  21. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

  22. Canada Pension Plan - CPP

  23. Canada Revenue Agency - CRA

  24. Canada Savings Bond - CSB

  25. Canada's New Stock Exchange - CNQ

  26. Canadian Council Of Insurance Regulators - CCIR 

  27. Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation - CDIC

  28. Canadian Institute Of Actuaries - CIA

  29. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

  30. Canadian Rollover Mortgage

  31. Cancelable Insurance

  32. Canceled Check

  33. Cancellation Of Debt - COD

  34. Cancellation Provision Clause

  35. Cantor Futures Exchange

  36. Cap

  37. Capital Budgeting

  38. Capital Commitment

  39. Capital Flows

  40. Capital Funding

  41. Capital Gain

  42. Capital Gains Distribution

  43. Capital Gains Exposure - CGE

  44. Capital Gains Tax

  45. Capital Gains Treatment

  46. Capital Improvement

  47. Capital Injection

  48. Capital Investment

  49. Capital Loss Carryover

  50. Capital Pool Company (TSX Venture)

  51. Capital Project

  52. Capital Rationing

  53. Capital Stock Insurance Companies

  54. Capital Tax

  55. Capital Transfer Tax

  56. Capitalization Of Earnings

  57. Capitalized Cost Reduction

  58. Capitalized Interest

  59. Capitated Contract

  60. Capitation Payments

  61. Capped Rate

  62. Captive Agent

  63. Captive Insurance Company

  64. Captive Real Estate Investment Trust

  65. Car Allowance Rebate System - CARS

  66. Car Title Loan

  67. Carbon Dioxide Tax

  68. Card Recovery Bulletin

  69. Cardholder Agreement

  70. Career-Ending Move

  71. Carl Icahn

  72. Carlos Slim

  73. Carryover Basis

  74. Carte Blanche

  75. Cascade Tax

  76. Cash Accumulation Method

  77. Cash Advance

  78. Cash Allowance

  79. Cash Awards

  80. Cash Back

  81. Cash Balance Pension Plan

  82. Cash Basis

  83. Cash Basis Taxpayer

  84. Cash Budget

  85. Cash Card

  86. Cash Earnings Per Share - Cash EPS

  87. Cash Equity

  88. Cash Flow Statement

  89. Cash Flow Underwriting

  90. Cash For Caulkers

  91. Cash For Clunkers

  92. Cash For Refrigerators

  93. Cash Or Deferred Arrangement - CODA

  94. Cash Refund Annuity

  95. Cash Surrender Value

  96. Cash Wages

  97. Cash-Out Refinance

  98. Cash-Value Life Insurance

  99. Cashless Exercise

  100. Casualty And Theft Losses

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
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