Wednesday 9 June 2010

Business Vocabulary: The Cogs -- The Cash Group

Let's continue with the next group of Business Vocabulary, people who need to deal with cash. If you want to recall the business vocabulary in the last entry, click Business Vocabulary: The Cogs -- The Law Group

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Short Change - From cheating someone by giving them less change than they should after a purchase. Refers to a person who treats others unfairly or deceitfully. Alternately, someone who borrows money but fails to pay back the lender in full. 

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Penny Pincher - Someone who spend little money, who is exceedingly careful with expenses and money. (such as Ebenezer Scrooge)
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Tightwad - A cheapskate, or someone who is stingy. "Wad" means a number of especially flat and/or small objects pressed tightly together, say cash notes.
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Bean Counter - A financial person who is concerned with quantity of products, such as bookkeeping or accounting, often neglecting other matters.

Number Cruncher - A person who performs numerous calculations.

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Money Bags - A rich, often extravagant person.
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Loan Shark - Someone who lends money with excessive rates of interest.
Interest costs an arm and a leg.

Robber Baron - Someone who becomes wealthy by unethical means, such as questionable stock-market operations and labor.

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C.F.O. - Chief Financial Officer. The corporate executive having financial authority to make appropriations and authorize expenditures for a firm

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