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Account Balance

The amount available in an account. Simply put, the account balance is the net of all credits less all debits. A positive account balance indicates the account holder has funds available to him/her, while a negative balance indicates the holder owes money. Account balances are important in banking because they determine whether or not an account holder has money for living expenses and in margin accounts because they show whether the holder can conduct more margin transactions.

Balance

The amount of the original loan remaining to be paid.

It is equal to the loan amount less the sum of all prior payments of principal.

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And not to be forgotten is the questionable state of middle-class household finances, thrown off balance in some cases by evaporated stock portfolios or in other cases by an accumulation of credit card and installment plan debt.
Despite his training as a deeply centered Jedi knight, Obi-Wan is, like so many modern American fathers, easily exasperated and thrown off balance by the volatile adolescent emotionalism of his young apprentice.
Tide pools are mini-ecosystems that can easily be thrown off balance.
Gary Speed's through-ball found Acuna and the Chilean netted despite being thrown off balance by Olivier Dacourt's challenge.
the Cairo Agreement, that defined the scope of relationships, were thrown off balance by the socio-political polarization taking place; for example, the allied Palestinian-Lebanese National Movement forces fought intermittently and ferociously with the right wing militias of the Lebanese Front.
Much repetition of both the harmonic and rhythmic elements is constantly thrown off balance by irregular phrasing and changes of scoring patterns, giving a strong forward thrust to the music.
Players should be tagged on the back, below shoulder level, so that they are not thrown off balance or tagged in the head or face (Graham et al.
However, the reader is thrown off balance when he discovers he is a pawn who finds himself alone in a constantly shifting reality, which culminates in a dramatic finale in "Le storie.
Even if thrown off balance by the sudden arrival of a load of sand, a sandpile readily recovers its angle of repose, always returning to its critical state.
Had the main (granite) blocks ever shifted it would have been thrown off balance and there was nothing securing that bowl to the base.
ENGLAND'S fast bowlers may have been thrown off balance by the absence of their injured lynchpin - but that is an excuse which will not wash with their coach David Saker.