Mack Alvin

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  1. 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. 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. Investing Basics


    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. Budgeting


    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. 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. 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. 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. 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.