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. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  2. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  3. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  4. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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