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Travel Writing Seems Like a Great Way to Make a Living

One of my favorite things to do is to watch the Travel Channel and see all of those people that make their living by going from city to city and around the world, telling about their experiences. I have always thought that travel writing seemed like a great way to make a living, and if the opportunity ever presented itself, that is probably exactly what I would do.

I remember watching a show that was set in Dublin, Ireland. I am an American of Irish ancestry, so naturally, I was fascinated by all of the things the host was doing. He saw the usual tourist-type places and made the trip to Cork to kiss the Blarney Stone, but he also visited a lot of local pubs and restaurants and met lots of people. I think that is what I like the most about the idea of travel writing — getting to meet and interact with the locals.

I saw another show that was set in Ghana. The host was touring some villages and has worked in travel writing for a number of years. He said that it was culture shock for him at first, because the locals lived such a …


If There Weren’t Two Accounting Methods You’d Have To Make Them Up!

As any textbook on accounting methods will tell you, there are two main methods by which companies record their financial transactions in their books. They call one cash-basis accounting, and they call the other accrual accounting.

If anyone asks you what the difference between the two accounting methods is, the most important one is this – they record cash flow differently, as James Smith from James Milne Accounting. explains. The simple differences in the way in which these two accounting methods deal with cash flow can open the way to a lot of manipulation. You’ve heard a lot about Enron and how they cooked their books, haven’t you? A lot of that happened because they try to pull the wool over their auditors eyes do with which one of the, the methods they were using.

A company that uses cash basis accounting, when expenses occur, will record them only when the cash is actually spent. They will only record money coming in when the monies actually come in and it’s sitting at their bank accounts. So if the companies finished a project today but they won’t get paid for it until the following month because they extend …