- An expense that cannot be easily eliminated by the firm or person incurring the cost. An inflexible expense represents a recurring debt, which may affect the borrower's ability to attain higher levels of credit.
An inflexible expense will often have a fixed amount, leaving the borrower unable to alter its payment stream. For an individual, a typical inflexible expense would be mortgage or car payments, both of which have a fixed schedule of repayment. For companies, expenses such as interest charges and employee wages represent inflexible expenses.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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