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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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The administration is searching for a basis to cooperate with Russia on key international topics, but could be thrown off balance if tension flares anew over Georgia s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, analysts say.
Rather, the original interpretation of Carl von Clausewitz's 1832 work, On War, sends the right message: "If the enemy is thrown off balance, he must not be given time to recover.
KELLY BLASTS HURDLES BLUNDER KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an official's blunder saw her thrown off balance in the 100metres hurdles in last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.
KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an inexcusable mistake saw her thrown off balance in the 100 metres hurdles at last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.
KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an inexcusable mistake saw her thrown off balance in the 100metres hurdles in last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.
The vibration platform known as the Power Plate -- developed in the '60s for the Soviet space program as a way to stay strong in zero gravity -- uses acceleration training to stimulate the body's natural response to vibration and being thrown off balance.
You may be thrown off balance by a slip or a trip, but once you lose your footing and support, a fall is inevitable.
It's an open ditch but some horses get thrown off balance with the undulations on the approach to the fence.
But because the first leader doesn't believe that George can make a worthwhile contribution, George is thrown off balance.
Hoare recalled that North Korean officials were thrown off balance by the admission from their leader that North Korea had in fact abducted 13 Japanese to North Korea between the late 1970s and early 1980s.