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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Everyday Accounting

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    I have come to realize that a big part of becoming an adult involves responsibly managing one’s own finances. Though we’re not all trained accountants, we do have to develop some basic accounting skills. Let’s share the useful methods and resources we’ve developed and discovered as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration theme!

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    1. anupma profile image72
      anupmaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good topic, I will certainly participate. Finance management is really very important for everyone, as our present and future really depends on it. So one must be careful while making their budget.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Glad to hear it, anupma! I can't wait to read the Hub!

    2. Kelley1987 profile image80
      Kelley1987posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't really have a good head for finance so I'm passing on this week's topic sad. But definitely looking forward to see what next week's topic will be!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Understood, Kelly1987! It's not for everyone. smile

        I'm thinking the next WTI topic will be food related, since this month most folks would prefer to create Hubs that have a chance at winning prizes. Hehehee!

    3. Kaili Bisson profile image95
      Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone,
      Just posted a Hub on setting up - and keeping up - spreadsheets for a small business. I hope others will find this helpful.
      http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Boo … l-Business

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I most certainly do! Thanks for putting that guide together!

  2. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 4 years ago

    Here's my hub for the weekly inspiration
    http://cashmere.hubpages.com/hub/Free-P … preadsheet

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is a great Hub- filled with much-needed common sense! Love it.

      1. cashmere profile image81
        cashmereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Simone

  3. JPhillipi profile image61
    JPhillipiposted 4 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep- balance sheets and income statements are quite important!

  4. JPhillipi profile image61
    JPhillipiposted 4 years ago

    HERE IS A HUB ON DIFFERENT PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.
    http://jphillipi.hubpages.com/hub/perso … t-software

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The table you put together for this Hub is fabulous!

  5. Global-Chica profile image93
    Global-Chicaposted 4 years ago

    Hi there! I'm sharing some of my knowledge of international accounting for this week's WTI: http://global-chica.hubpages.com/hub/In … ing-Basics

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is so useful- and refreshed my memory on a lot of accounting standards details I have stopped thinking about since my business school days.
      Your explanatory Hubs rock, Global-Chica. Heck, ALL your Hubs rock. Quite enjoyed this one, though.

  6. shuck72 profile image81
    shuck72posted 4 years ago

    Not sure if this is what you were getting at with the topic but the question gave me the idea for this hub.

    I use this method to keep tabs on my own budgeting.

    http://shuck72.hubpages.com/hub/Making-A-Daily-Budget

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is EXACTLY what I was getting at! Awesome Hub, shuck72- and great use of a simple example to get folks started.

  7. nina64 profile image78
    nina64posted 4 years ago

    What a great topic to write about. Years ago, my major in college was accounting. In a way, I hate that I gave it up because it had become so complicated. There are so many facets to accounting. There's the regular accounting, advanced accounting principles, cost accounting and list goes on and on. Of course, with today's technological advances in every aspect of our lives; accounting is now computerized. All I can say is that it takes one mistake to ruin any financial document; whether it is a ledger or a spreadsheet. One wrong, misplaced number and it's back to square one and you have to start all over again to find any errors.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How cool! Though I can see how the complicated nature of the field can make it harder to stick with. And hear hear on the 'one small mistake ruining everything' front- when I studied accounting in school, that would ALWAYS get me! I hated hunting around for errors.

  8. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    I everyone! Our latest Weekly Topic Inspiration theme, drinks recipes, is Cookbook Contest-friendly! I hope you'll join in. smile

  9. Millionaire Tips profile image87
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    Here's my latest entry - how to create a spreadsheet to calculate how much you need to retire early.  Sorry, I couldn't publish this earlier because there was a glitch with the tables.

    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … ur-Savings

  10. shazwellyn profile image84
    shazwellynposted 4 years ago

    Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

    If you want to take the first steps in accounting, you can't go wrong in learning this timeless budgeting technique!

    http://shazwellyn.hubpages.com/hub/A-Be … -Budgeting

  11. Millionaire Tips profile image87
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    Here's another one I started, using your title. 7 Important Accounting Lessons Everyone Must Learn

    http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … Must-Learn

 
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