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Carrying Charges:

(1) the part of the finance charge levied by most creditors to cover administrative costs of loaning money, such as billing, statement mailing costs, and bad debt losses. (2) costs incurred in order to hold title to property that is idle, non-productive, or in an interim use. (3) charges added to the price of goods or services to compensate for deferred payment. (4) fees charged by investment brokers for handling margin accounts.

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