Basic Accounting Terms
Assets – An asset is merely a thing a company purchases, produces, or receives in trade that it uses to obtain and secure future profits.
Debits and Credits – Too many people suffer from debit and credit confusion.
Liabilities – A liability is something owed to another usually in return for an asset.
Owner’s Equity – Owner’s equity is the amount of a business not financed by liabilities. It represents the degree of ownership over a business. It is synonymous with net assets and shareholder’s equity.
T-Accounts – A t-account is a great visual tool that helps you figure out what happened in an accounting transaction.
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