Mack Alvin

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  1. Common Size Balance Sheet
    Economics

    Common Size Balance Sheet

    Investopedia explains: A common size balance sheet is a valuable tool for tracking and analyzing the changes and performance of a business over multiple time periods.
  2. Mixed Economic System
    Economics

    Mixed Economic System

    Many of today's democracies operate under what is known as a mixed economic system, which combines aspects of capitalism and socialism.
  3. Unbundling
    Investing Basics

    Unbundling

    Unbundling is what happens when a parent company with a few lines of business decides to keep its core businesses and sell the rest of its assets, product/service lines, divisions or subsidiaries.
  4. Reconciliation
    Budgeting

    Reconciliation

    Investopedia explains: Reconciliation is an accounting process in which two sets of records are compared to make sure that the figures are in agreement. These sets of records are usually account balances. ...
  5. Asset Turnover Ratio
    Investing

    Asset Turnover Ratio

    Investopedia explains: The asset turnover ratio is a measure of a company's ability to use its assets to generate sales or revenue, and is a calculation of the amount of sales or revenue generated per ...
  6. The Real Cost Of Volunteer Tourism
    Personal Finance

    The Real Cost Of Volunteer Tourism

    Millions of Americans are embracing a new way to travel by doing their part to help communities in developing nations.
  7. Scrooge-Like Actions Of CEOs
    Personal Finance

    Scrooge-Like Actions Of CEOs

    Sometimes CEOs of big corporations aren't as generous and giving as most people would expect them to be.
  8. 3 Richest Pirates Of All Time
    Personal Finance

    3 Richest Pirates Of All Time

    Most pirates died young and penniless, but these intrepid buccaneers looted enough booty to amass impressive personal fortunes.