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  • Any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it have been made by human efforts: buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, etc.
  • A document to confirm that money has been received, usually for goods and services.
  • Insurance to cover personal property in a rental dwelling or for ministers living in a church owned parsonage.
  • Amounts that an organization sets aside that it can spend in later years.
  • A term used in probate law to refer to the part of a deceased's estate that remains after all specific gifts and bequests have been made and all claims satisfied.
  • A fee paid in advance to someone, especially an attorney, in order to secure or keep their services when required.
  • The money that a person or company earns as a percentage of the total value of his/her/its assets that are invested. Because it is easy to calculate the return on investment, it is a relatively popular measure of the profitability on an investment and can help in making investment decisions.
  • Credit that is carried over from one billing period to the next when a person does not make the full credit card repayment when it is due.
  • A set of strategies for analyzing potential risks and instituting policies and procedures to deal with them.