Accounting

  1. The CPA Exam: What You Need To Know

    The CPA Exam: What You Need To Know

    Interested in becoming a certified public accountant? Here's what you need to know ...
  2. How To Become A CPA

    How To Become A CPA

    If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the CPA designation, here's your answer. ...
  3. How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    The gearing ratio is a figure that compares a company’s owners’ equity to the amount ...
  4. What's a P&L Statement?

    What's a P&L Statement?

    A profit and loss statement, also called the income statement, is a financial statement ...
  5. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements. ...
  6. Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

    Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

    These documents hold very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  1. Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    Microsoft's large goodwill writedown is a reminder of the cost of overpaying in mergers ...
  2. E&P Operators Drop Natural Gas PUD's

    E&P Operators Drop Natural Gas PUD's

    Several exploration and production companies have been forced to remove natural gas ...
  3. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues ...
  4. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the ...
  5. Energy Companies Reporting Net Losses

    Energy Companies Reporting Net Losses

    Some exploration and production companies reported GAAP losses in the second quarter ...
  6. Shaw Group Stumbles

    Shaw Group Stumbles

    Shaw Group posted a disappointing third quarter, which the market disliked along ...
  1. Accounting Basics

    Accounting Basics

    What is accounting? Learn the basics of this essential way of recording and summarizing ...
  2. Personal Income Tax Guide

    Personal Income Tax Guide

    If the sight of your W-4 has you in the doldrums, read on to learn how to beat the ...
  3. Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Learn the different accounting and valuation treatments of ESOs, and discover the ...
  4. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find ...
  1. What are some examples of how cash flows can be manipulated or distorted?

    Read about some of the most common accounting techniques that can be used to manipulate the operating cash flow on a company's ...
  2. What is the difference between cash flow and free cash flow?

    Learn about the main differences between cash flow and free cash flow. In addition to the differences, learn how to calculate ...
  3. How do you calculate retained earnings per share?

    Research the amount of retained earnings per share compared over time to understand whether or not a company uses its profits ...
  4. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    Discover which types of businesses are not allowed to list cost of goods sold on their income statement or claim their COGS ...
  1. Series 24

    FINRA/NASAA Series 24 Exam Guide
  1. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  2. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  3. 7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    The government has made its share of mistakes when it comes to printing money, and ...
  4. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no ...
  5. 9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that ...
  6. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
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