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Should I finance a new home theater at 0% even though I have the cash for it?

My wife and I are considering buying a home theater - plasma TV & new stereo - on Black Friday this year. We do have the cash for it, but Best Buy is offering 0% financing for up to 3 years on ...
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Is there any financial benefit to being paid bi-weekly over monthly?

I have read in many sources that it's generally better for an employee to be paid bi-weekly than monthly. I have been performing some calculations and can't see the benefit to this. Say I was on a $...
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Personal budget forecast/tracking solution [closed]

I am using mint.com for tracking my money, and it works quite well, with one exception: mint.com is mostly backward-looking, i.e. it captures only stuff that already happened. So I am looking for a ...
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Is paying your bills and loans one day before it's due a good practice?

I am a full time working professional. I have the habit of paying my bills and loans a day before it's due. That way I've got more cash on hand. However, I've also read that it is better to pay off ...
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If I'm cash-flow negative, should I dollar-cost-average the money from my bonus over the entire year?

I asked a similar question last year, and got great advice. This year, there's a new wrinkle. I previously had automatic investments set up to move a small amount of money each day from cash to a ...
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Why are goodwill impairments on the statement of cash-flows of GE?

Consider the General Electrics 10-K report for 2018. In the statement of cash flows they report 22,136 million of cash gains attributed to (apparently positive) goodwill impairment in the value of ...
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How do I interpret these income tax numbers for Chinese public company Dangdang Inc. (DANG)?

I'd like some help with understanding the financial statements of E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR). You can see the Income Statement/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow statements on Google Finance. If you ...
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Have plenty of cash flow but bad credit

I had financial issues back in 06-08 (when the nation in general also did). I had debt I couldn't pay, and I had to sell our house short. I since then have not purchased anything I couldn't pay cash ...
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Does money made by a company on selling its shares show up in Balance sheet

When we purchase shares of a company for a certain sum of money (e.g: 1000 dollars), is this money immediately available to the company as a cash flow? In the balance sheet, will this money show up ...
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How to manage paying expenses when moving to a weekly pay schedule and with a pay increase?

I'm terrible at managing my money. This is likely the cause for this entire issue. I'm being moved from a bi-weekly (1st and 15th of the month) pay schedule, to a weekly pay schedule. At the same ...
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I'd like to sell my interest in a money judgment/garnishment - not sure of market for that

I am a landlord and just filed with the county sheriff for garnishment of a bad debt - a prior tenant. The tenant has a job and is being garnished - I just don't want to wait fo so long to get the ...
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What do I do with my extra money in grad school?

I am privileged to have started grad school debt-free and am now earning money as part of the program. I have saved enough money to cover my expenses for a month and a half in a fairly high-cost-of-...
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Calculating the total capital of a company?

I was wondering how do we calculate the total capital of a company? Which items should I look for in the financial statements? And how do I calculate notes payable? Is the same as accounts payable?
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Website for managing personal cash inflow and outflow, applicable to India? [closed]

Is there any website that helps me to manage my Daily Cash Inflow and Cash Outflow. I would like to have the following feature. Periodically I should be able to enter my Cash Inflow (salary, gift, ...
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Tax deductions on empty property

Some one that works with me told me about a wealthy person that owns a lot of large buildings in our city. He said the guy would rather keep the buildings empty and is using the empty buildings as ...
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Do I have to put 20% down on a condo so that I don't have to live in it for 1 year before renting it out to tenants?

I really want to purchase a condo and rent it out to tenants for some extra cash flow here in Queens, NY. I contacted a mortgage loan officer and he told me that I HAVE to put 20% down if I decide not ...
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Applying for and receiving business credit

I have a friend who has started up his own business. Right now it's a one man operation. The problem is, as most businesses, he needs access to capital in order to purchase equipment for ...
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Where did the money go in the recent GME short squeeze?

Recently the GME stock moved in an extreme way, though there is more to it, these steps appear to have happened: A hedge fund had a large short position Many retail investors bought the stock, ...
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Why doesn't change in accounts receivable on balance sheet match cash flow statement?

If we take a look at the balance sheet for Microsoft, I see Net Receivables as 21,485,000 [2014] and 19,118,000 [2013] On the cash flow statement, I see Changes In Accounts Receivables as (1,120,000)...
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What purchases, not counting real estate, will help me increase my cash flow?

I've read several books that recommend making purchases that increase your cash flow. Most point to real estate as the way to go, however this requires a big commitment and some working capital. Is ...
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Investments that provide cash flow

We have just sold our house and moved into an apartment. This means that we a large sum of cash on hand that is just sitting in our savings account. Roughly $150k. We are therefore looking for ...
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Is Apple's depreciation now $12.5 or $11.3 billion?

I was casually reading the 10K for 2019 for Apple where I realized that I don't get the numbers. In the consolidated statement of cash flows (page 36) "Depreciation and amortization" for 2019 is ...
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Best way to cash-out for passive income

First, my investing knowledge is very limited (still new to this, still learning). Second, my question is somewhat unfocused, sorry about that but I hope that there is a somewhat concrete answer, ...
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difference in cagr and irr

I am trying to understand the IRR, XIRR and CAGR functions better. See the link below for my examples. I am looking at a very simple example of 20K invested and 50K returned at the end of an ...
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Time value of money confusion [duplicate]

I am new to the stock market and currently trying to just get a basic understanding of the stock markets using online sources (investopedia). I came across this sentence when I was reading on a ...
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Is interest expense a cash flow transaction?

I keep my personal finances on ledger (http://www.ledger-cli.org/) and I am working to create a cash flow report. For this report, I'm listing all the income and expenses of the month and all the ...
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doubt regarding cash flow statement of bajaj finance?

I need a little here understanding this cash flow for Bajaj Finance. The cash flow here from operating activties is in negative and goes on increasing in negative value. While that for financing ...
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Take money out of paycheck into income producing asset(s)

My company has a 401k plan where they would take out money from my paycheck and match whatever I put into it. The concept of taking money out of my paycheck every two weeks and put it into a ...
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Real Estate: Please review my recent investment (with numbers from recent purchase)

I recently bought a brand new home as a rental property in Syracuse, NY: Price: $200,000 Down payment: $40,000 (20%) Monthly payment: $1,500-1,600 a month (~$800 mortgage + ~$700 for taxes) Price ...
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Are there Cashflow Positive Investment Properties in the USA?

I know someone in Australia who tells me they just settled on a property in Cleveland, Ohio last week. These are the details of the purchase: 3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home 2 car garage; Price: $46,...
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High dividends implied by high depreciation allowance?

Why could a high depreciation allowance imply a payment of high dividends? For example, in a course example, it is said that: British Energy would pay dividends out of cash flows. These were expected ...
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Bi-weekly payments with dividends or other investments

I am aware that dividends pay out 4 times a year. I would like to start earning passive income using dividends. My question is Is there any way to buy different stocks that payout at different times ...
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Does capex affect the Income Statement of a company in any form?

I know capital expenditures show up in a company's cash-flow statement, but do they have any effect on its income statement? That is, does the income statement show only revenue-generating activities?...
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Why does DCF ignore depreciation & amortization?

Discounted cash flow is a widely used method for valuing companies. It is based fundamentally on the sum net present value of the future free cash flows. The free cash flow is based on the EBITDA with ...
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How to get Loan for more then 1 CashFlow Apartament?

I see that experienced people buy MANY flats using loan and then provide them for rent and that rental payments cover loan payments. But when I asked the bank to do it, the bank is glad to provide ...
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What are the must know topics for personal accounting? [closed]

I'm 18 years old; last year I finished high school. I attended a school oriented in accounting, and even though I didn't care much about it at the time, now I realize how important is to know how to ...
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Calculating the Free Cash Flow (FCF)

I'm working on fundamental analysis on a public company, and am trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow for Facebook (FB) for the latest quarter - ending Sep 30, 2015, as shown below and would like to ...
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Appropriate asset allocation for an entrepeneur's portfolio?

I'm a recent college grad (computer science). I was lucky enough to get into some good investments in college and now have $450K in liquid assets. I've decided I'm definitely moving to San Francisco. ...
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How can the EV/FCF be less than 1 for big companies barring extraordinary events

I found out that a large bank is reporting an EV/FCF of around 0.8, this seems ludicrously undervalued to me. What factors am i not taking into account?
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FCF Calculation Discrepancy

I'm trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow (FCF) for a some public companies. My understanding is that the FCF formula is: FCF = [Operating Income] - [Taxes] + [D&A] - [Chg in NWC] - [CapEx] I am ...
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Are maintenance fees and other fees covered by tenant or does the owner have to pay that?

I'm looking around apartments not to live in - but to rent out for some cash flow. I'm eying a particular co-op and was wondering: Hypothetically, I took out a mortgage for the co-op. Am I ...
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A question about CAPEX when Calculating Free Cash Flow (FCF)

When performing the following to determine free cash flow: Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures Do I include only Capital Expenditures (13,732 in the example below), or do I ...
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Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents (cash flow) vs Cash And Cash Equivalents (balance sheet)

Goal: Figure out why Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents on the cash flow statement does not equal change in Cash And Cash Equivalents on the balance sheet. Example: Stock: DEO Period Ending: 6/...
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How to read a balance sheet to determine if a company has enough money to keep paying their employees?

I heard today while listening to an accounting podcast that a balance sheet (or maybe it was a cash-flow document) can be used to determine if a company has enough money to pay its employees. Since ...
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How to include loan repayments in income statement?

I realize I'm kind of lumping an income statement and statement of cash flows together, but this is still the easier way of doing things for my particular use case. I'm trying to do an income ...
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Fastest way to pay off debt

What is the best order to pay off debt? Only debt being home loan. For example, my home loan has interest rate of 3.5% and the stock market (some total market fund, e.g., FZROX, VTSMX), ideally, goes ...
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I fear I may be laid off soon. How do ensure additional income?

I am a highly skilled worker in the oil & gas industry. I fear I may be laid off soon because gestures at everything. I have already begun rapidly applying to a lot of jobs. Unemployment in my ...
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What are the pros and cons of buying in cash and remortgaging vs taking a mortgage right from the start?

I was wondering what are the best options. Of course if depends so I would like to know what are the pros and cons of each solution. One obvious that came to mind - buying in cash allows to act at a ...
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Cash flow and dividends

I am learning about dividends and read that the free cash flow of a company is the money it can payout to investors through dividends. Free cash flow is the cash left over after a company pays for its ...
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Confusion between revenue, earnings, investment and cash flow

I'm reading text book that introduces some financial concepts, all of which are really new to me. I'm reading a passage on Return on Investment Capital. In this passage, they try to demonstrate ROIC ...