RULE OF THUMB Definition

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RULE OF THUMB is a rough and useful principle or method, based on experience rather than precisely accurate measures.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING is the activity of defining what you want to accomplish in your business and then identifying the path that will allow you to reach your goal in the most efficient and sensible manner.

LONG-TERM is a long period of time. In securities, for a bond it is 10 or more years or as it relates to a buy and hold investment strategy. In accounting, it is thought of as being in excess of 12 months, e.g. long-term liabilities. See SHORT-TERM.

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