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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.


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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One the biggest reasons I see people fail at achieving their health and wellness goals is because they don't go into a program with a balanced approach," explains Reece.
3 BODY BALANCE: Holm keeps his hips centered above the wheel to stay balanced on his unicycle.
The Balanced Scorecard Approach, Parks explained, was a new approach to strategic management developed in the early 1990s by Drs.
At their most effective, balanced scorecards can be powerful tools, providing concise, predictive and actionable information about how a company is performing and may perform in the future.
But some congressmen are missing from this love feast of agreement on the need to fix the Balanced Budget Act.
Impaired balance is the result of inaccurate information about the position of the COG, inadequately executed movements to bring the COG to a balanced position, or a combination of both.
The Balanced Scorecard builds that picture with financial and non-financial measurements, such as customer loyalty, quality, revenue, and employee knowledge.
Our worthy legislators were quick to sense some easy votes--er--the public mood, and the contemporary obsession with the balanced budget began.
For state governments, a balanced general fund budget for a given fiscal year requires that revenues plus surpluses from preceding years be at least as large as outlays.
3 slot on BE's annual listing of the best balanced mutual funds (see "Down But Not Out," April 1995).
The relevance of the 1932 experience to today's ongoing debate over the Balanced Budget Amendment goes beyond the obvious point that it is foolish to raise tax rates during a depression.
Find out how long you can stay balanced on the swiveling and shifting Balance Timer.