The amount for which you can sell something you own on any date after you purchase it. In a car lease, the residual value is the amount for which you can buy the car at the end of the lease if you choose to buy it instead of turn it in.
I am also a retired property-casualty A professional who assesses and manages the risks of financial investments, insurance policies and other potentially risky ventures. Source: www.investopedia.com/terms/a/actuary.asp More (someone who works with the math and statistics related to insurance). I spent a significant portion of my career building statistical models of all of the financial risks of an insurance company and interpreting their findings to help senior management make better financial decisions. I retired in my late 50’s, which one of my daughter’s friends thought clearly qualified me to write this blog. Read more about Susie Q