The Basics of Financial Statements – Part 4 – Expenses

In the previous parts we introduced the financial statement, explained the path the money takes, and introduced the income statement. This diagram explains the other side of the income statement: expenses. All your expenses need to serve a purpose. They can increase your assets, provide you with sustenance or protection, or provide for your future. If your expenses are not serving a purpose then they are harming your financial health.

Financial Statement, Right Side of the Income Statement

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About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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