Some people find accounting confusing and finance frustrating . It can’t be the arithmetic, because if you can add, subtract,multiply, and divide—or use a calculator—then you can deal with the numbers in everything from basic budgets to major investments. Of course, if the numbers don’t give you trouble, then the words might. If you find terms like depreciation, present value, and shareholders’ equitymysterious, don’t worry: They’re just words. And they have straightforward meanings, once they’ve been explained.
This program explains all that and more, including how money flows through a company, where it comes from, and where it goes. It also shows you how to read financial statements—and once you can do that, you’re on your way to real “business literacy.”