Personal Finance Terms

  1. Casualty Insurance

  2. Cat Spread

  3. Catastrophe Excess Reinsurance

  4. Catastrophe Futures

  5. Catastrophe Insurance

  6. Catastrophe Loss Index - CLI

  7. Catastrophic Illness Insurance

  8. Catch-Up Contribution

  9. Caveat Emptor

  10. Cedent

  11. Ceding Company

  12. Ceiling

  13. Central Bank

  14. Central Guarantee Fund

  15. Central Loss Fund

  16. Central Provident Fund - CPF

  17. Central Purchasing

  18. Certain And Continuous

  19. Certificate Of Insurance

  20. Certificate Of Title

  21. Certified Annuity Specialist - CAS

  22. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist - CAMS

  23. Certified Bank Auditor - CBA

  24. Certified Check

  25. Certified Consumer Debt Specialist - CCDS

  26. Certified Data Processor - CDP

  27. Certified Financial Planner - CFP

  28. Certified Financial Statement

  29. Certified Fraud Examiner - CFE

  30. Certified Fund Specialist - CFS

  31. Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA

  32. Certified Insolvency And Reorganization Accountant - CIRA

  33. Certified Internal Auditor - CIA

  34. Certified Public Accountant - CPA

  35. Certified Senior Consultant - CSC

  36. Certified Treasury Professional - CTP

  37. Cession

  38. Chaebol Structure

  39. Chain Of Title

  40. Chain Store Sales

  41. Chain-Weighted CPI

  42. Challenger Job-Cut Report

  43. Chamber Of Commerce

  44. Chandelier Bid

  45. Chapter 12

  46. Chapter 13

  47. Chapter 9

  48. Character Loan

  49. Charge And Discharge Statement

  50. Charge Card

  51. Charge-Off

  52. Chargeable Gain

  53. Chargeback

  54. Charging Order

  55. Charitable Contributions Deduction

  56. Charitable Donation

  57. Charitable Gift Annuity

  58. Charitable Gift Life Insurance

  59. Charitable Lead Trust

  60. Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

  61. Charitable Remainder Trust

  62. Charitable Split-Dollar Insurance Plan

  63. Charles Biderman

  64. Charles M. Cawley

  65. Charles Milhaud

  66. Charlie Ergen

  67. Charter

  68. Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

  69. Chartered Asset Manager - CAM

  70. Chartered Financial Consultant - ChFC

  71. Chartered Insurance Professional - CIP

  72. Chartered Life Underwriter - CLU

  73. Chartered Portfolio Manager - CPM

  74. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor - CRPC

  75. Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS)

  76. Chartered Trust And Estate Planner

  77. Chartered Wealth Manager - CWM

  78. Chattel Mortgage

  79. Cheap Jack

  80. Check

  81. Check Clearing For The 21st Century Act - Check 21

  82. Check Conversion

  83. Check Hold

  84. Check Representment

  85. Check Safekeeping

  86. Checkbook

  87. Checking Account

  88. Child And Dependent Care Credit

  89. Child Support

  90. Child Tax Credit

  91. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

  92. China Credit Information Service - CCIS

  93. Chip Card

  94. Christmas Club

  95. Citizenship Test

  96. Civil Service Retirement System - CSRS

  97. Civilian Labor Force

  98. Claims Adjuster

  99. Claims Reserve

  100. Clash Reinsurance

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
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