Understanding Finance Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

ISBN-10: 1422118835

ISBN-13: 9781422118832

Edition: 2007

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List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Mentors' Message: Why Understand Finance?
Understanding Finance: The Basics
Understanding Financial Statements
Accounting methods
The income statement
The balance sheet
The cash flow statement
Using Financial Statements to Measure Financial Health
Profitability ratios
Operating ratios
Liquidity ratios
Leverage ratios
Other ways to measure financial health
The Budget Process
Understanding top-down and bottom-up budgeting
Preparing a budget
Articulating your assumptions
Quantifying your assumptions
What Is Cost/Benefit Analysis?
Steps of cost/benefit analysis
Net return and payback period
Net present value and internal rate of return
Breakeven analysis
Sensitivity analysis
Estimating unquantifiable benefits and costs
Tracking Performance
Tracking the performance of an investment
Tracking your budget
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Tools for Understanding Finance
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