Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

By Barbara Friedberg

Own Finance: An Encyclopedia of recent Moneys administration is written to equip todays highschool and school scholars with basic cash rules in addition to a beginning for clever monetary choice making. with out own finance and funds administration wisdom, contributors have trouble gaining long term monetary balance, particularly funds for vital existence targets resembling procuring a house, investment a child’s collage costs, and retirement. This encyclopedia is a crucial source to facilitate the individual’s grab of the fundamental monetary and monetary thoughts important for profitable grownup cash administration. not just will scholars locate this an invaluable reference, yet librarians, researchers, newshounds, and educators will take advantage of this entire own finance and cash administration source. Combining crucial cash administration and private finance issues in a single easy-to-use reference furnishes the consumer with a one-stop resource for monetary details. The reader doesnt have to restrict via reams of on-line websites for crucial monetary phrases, descriptions, factors of private finance suggestions, humans, and ideas. This encyclopedia addresses the entire very important own finance and cash administration issues.

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Accountants prepare the financial statements, which include the budget, cash flow statement, income (or profit and loss) statement, and balance sheet. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) All of these statements and tasks are driven by generally accepted accounting principles. GAAP is a set of accounting principles, standards, and procedures that include “common practice” and regulated procedures. GAAP principles are crucial to standardize the accounting field. It would be quite confusing for companies to each maintain their own system of recording and tracking financial records.

Today, courts use alimony more to ensure fair economic outcomes when a couple divorces. The alimony provision of the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act (UMDA; a model act drafted by the Uniform Law Commission but adopted only by several states) stipulates that alimony should be awarded only if the spouse seeking support “lacks sufficient property to provide for his reasonable needs” and “is unable to support himself through appropriate employment” (UMDA § 308). Alimony can be paid in one of three different ways: a lump sum payment as part of the divorce settlement, in regular monthly payments without a fixed end date (also called permanent alimony), or in regular interim payments with a set end date (also called rehabilitative alimony).

In 2001, Enron, a Houston-based commodities, energy, and service corporation, kept huge corporate debts off the financial statements. Shareholders lost $74 billion and thousands of employees and investors lost their retirement accounts. Many employees lost their jobs. CEO Jeff Skilling and former CEO Ken Lay were exposed by whistle-blower Sherron Watkins. Skilling got 24 years in prison and Lay died before serving time. The company filed for bankruptcy and Arthur Andersen was found guilty once again.

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