I Can Pay the Entertainment Costs

I hate paying for cable television, but I love watching the shows that come on it. I used to pay with money from my paycheck, but now I pay using profit that I’ve made from trading bitcoin. I use the Bitcoin Evolution official app to make my daily trades and monitor the state of the market. The price of bitcoin will change and give me an opportunity to make some good trades. I can easily make enough money to pay for a year of cable in a couple of months, just by doing nothing but trading.

I even used some of my bitcoin profit to pay for a new cable box.…

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I Found a Great Situation

Of course the guy I am sort of living with is crazy, but he is crazy in a way that seems to have made him really rich. He talks about the era of bitcoin. I have ended up living in his garage for free. Now when I say that I am living in his garage, that is a lot different than what you might think. He has an obsession with Chevies, old ones from when he was a kid in particular. That is how he met me, one of his friends told him that I was an expert with small block Chevy engines, the 327 and 350 in particular. That is about half way true. I know how to take an engine apart and put it back together, but I use the book when I need to and I hardly think of myself as an expert. If you need to do any machine work, then I know enough to find a guy who can do that. Either way he ended up letting me stay here in exchange for helping him with the cars he is working on.

This garage is enormous and above it there is an enormous loft. When I started looking around I found there was a pool table, which in fact was a billiards table. That is bigger than a pool table, but he had gotten one that must have cost a fortune to replace this one. There were some spare parts up there and plenty of furniture too, all of it stuff that he had replaced and which was still almost like new. I found a bed in parts. When I put it together I realized it was the biggest bed that I had ever seen. He told me there was something wrong with it, but I can not figure out what he is talking about.…

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Penny Stocks List – A Tale of Two Investors

Penny Stocks List - A Tale of Two Investors

Who are those people that make lots of money in the stock market? Do you know anyone?

Do they even exist?

Well, yes, there are people who make fortunes investing in stocks… and they aren’t solely working on Wall Street.

The difference between those who make tons of money investing in stocks and those who grudgingly shrug their shoulders at yet another disappointing stock statement is illustrated by my tale of two investors.

Daniel is 46 years old, married, and works for the government. In some of his spare time he reads the Wall Street Journal and some online stock investing blogs. He works 40 hours per week… well yeah, he still works at the same job he’s been at for 21 years. Daniel started investing in stocks 15 years ago. As of this year, after a very dismal 2008 and 2009, his annual rate or return is 4 percent.

Joseph is 42 years old and works at home. Like Daniel, he’s married; unlike Daniel he doesn’t punch a clock. He earns a living investing his sizable nest egg of cash. He also invests a pool of money for other people. No, Joseph does not live in Manhattan and he didn’t inherit money. He lives on Main Street and 6 years ago, when he started investing in stocks, he was working as big box retailer manager.

For this article, Joseph was kind enough to have his assistant calculate his rate of return over the past 6 years. Even Joseph was surprised at the return. Joseph has earned 41 percent per year.

I don’t have to tell you that the investing results between Daniel and Joseph are pretty different. That’s an understatement. Both of our stock investors are self-taught and build their own stocks list. Neither started with a windfall of cash. So, what accounts for such dramatic differences in investing results?

Well, obviously Daniel and Joseph made different stock investing decisions. However, it’s not the difference in stock picks that get to the heart of the issue; rather it’s the systems they used.

Joseph followed the golden rule to investing in stocks – especially when building penny stocks list. Daniel didn’t. The golden rule to investing in stocks starts and ends with three words: penny stocks list.…

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Paying Too Much Attention Can Cost You

Paying Too Much Attention Can Cost You

Sales and financial pitfalls. What do these two have in common? Let me give you two hints:

You walk into a retail store advertising 50 percent off store wide sale. You walk out the store after spending $150. Your budget was $80. Although it was over your budget, you did manage to walk out the store with more items for $150 than you could have without the sale.

When reading “financial crisis of 2008 to 2010” what images and emotions come to mind?

What they both have in common is fixation. For the majority of people, our minds are preoccupied with the idea of saving money on a sale and a memorable moment impressed upon our frontal lobe that seems to never fade.

The advertisement of a sale has no advantage unless you are saving money. Typically, we tend to overspend when there’s a sale which makes it difficult to save for retirement or other long-term goals. How many times have you or someone you know have said “oh, it’s only $40” (or another dollar figure) because, otherwise, the item would have never been bought for $80? It doesn’t stop there. Then, there’s something else that you have always wanted (it just happens to be that way because it’s a sale) and buy it. Next thing you know you are buying more than what you have intended. But you justify it because it’s a sale. But it’s up to you to not overspend. We anchor on the idea of a sale and automatically think we are saving money. Au contraire, a sale is an opportunity for the store to sell a higher quantity of their inventory.

Solution: if you want a sale to work in your favor where you are saving money, then set a spending limit. You will stay within your means and save money.

Financial pitfalls, such as the financial crisis of 2008 to 2010 have left a strong impression on our minds. A mix concoction of lack of trust in big companies, greed, loss of retirement funds, volatility, etc. have contributed to an inaccurate knowledge of  doesn’t work! Resultantly, the average investor has reduced their contributions and lost sight of long-term investing. The challenge with the average investor is they are overly impressed with short-term gains. When it comes to investing it is crucial you are invested for the long-term. Does it necessarily mean you have to be invested 100 percent in equities/stocks? No. Many times the average investor is overly aggressive with stocks. It’s imperative that you have a properly diversified portfolio to minimize risk.

Holding on to such financial pitfalls can be more destructive. Studies have shown that investors who subject themselves to the daily financial news do worse than investors who tune it out.

Solution: instead of frequently checking your investments, cut it down to once or twice per year. Tune out the daily financial news so you are less likely to react emotionally to the natural ups and downs of the stock market.…

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Accounting, Auditing and Reporting in Thailand

Accounting period

Newly established business entities can choose a date for the initial accounting period. After that, accounts must be closed every twelve months.

If an entity wants to change its accounting period, it must obtain written approval from the Commercial Registration Department and the Revenue Department.

Accounting, Auditing and Reporting in Thailand

Account Book

The Accounts Act 2000 regulates the rules regarding accounting of accounts and supporting documents.

The law also stipulates qualifications from bookkeepers, who must be Thai residents, proficient in Thai, and graduates from vocational high schools or universities with a minimum Bachelor of Accounting degree.

The Civil and Commercial Code also provides general rules about accounts that must be maintained.

Recording accounting entries can be done in English, but a Thai translation must be added. All accounting entries must be written in ink, typed or printed. The computerized accounting system should be registered with the Department of Commerce and the Department of Revenue.

Accounting principles

In general, the accounting principles promulgated in International Financial Reporting Standards are followed in Thailand. In addition, accounting methods and conventions approved by law are considered as generally accepted accounting practices. The Accounting Professional Federation is an authoritative body that promotes the application of generally accepted accounting principles.

Certain accounting principles, adopted by business entities, must be followed consistently and can be changed only with the approval of the Revenue Department. The accounting principles include depreciation, compulsory reserves, shares, dividends, consolidation, expenses paid from net income and accounting for pension plans.

Audit Requirements

All business entities including companies, partnerships, branch offices, representative offices and joint ventures are required to prepare an annual income statement and balance sheet, and audit it. The auditor’s report must state whether the account has been properly prepared in accordance with the Accounting Regulations and whether this provides a true and fair view.

Appointment of Auditors

Every business company is required to appoint an independent auditor who is registered as a Certified Public Accountant in Thailand. Certified Public Accountants registered and issued with a license by the Department of Commerce.

The auditor is appointed at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (GMS) to serve until the next GMS. The GMS is also required to regulate Auditor remuneration. Although the auditor must be independent, the Civil and Commercial Code allows the company to appoint a shareholder as an Auditor if he has the required qualifications.

Reporting Requirements

All business entities are required to submit a set of audited financial statements, together with the annual tax return and the director / manager’s report with the Revenue Department within 150 days after the end of their financial year.

Companies, partnerships and branches of foreign companies are required to submit two sets of audited financial statements and statutory annual returns with the Company Registration Department within five months of the end of their financial year. The company is also required to submit references to the GMS that approve the financial statements and a copy of the company’s shareholder list on the date of the GMS. Failure to …

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A Short Guide to Stocks and Shares

When an investor buys shares in a company or organization, they effectively buy part of that company or organization, or part of it if you want. Furthermore, the company’s performance will determine the value of shares, and overall investment. Because stock performance is related to earnings, companies that perform well will see an increase in the value of shares, with the opposite effect associated with companies that perform poorly.

Investors in a company are called shareholders, and they receive payments in the form of dividend payments that fluctuate in the company’s overall performance.

Investments in stocks are also known as ‘stocks’ and ‘equity’, and the stock market falls into two separate categories, the primary market and the secondary market.

A Short Guide to Stocks and Shares

Company Motives

There is only one reason for companies to sell shares and that is to increase capital to develop it. The company does this in two ways.

Main market

Issuing shares on the stock market for the first time, also known as ‘floating’. Companies that have floated and offered new shares to increase capital.

Secondary Market

Most investments in shares are in the secondary market, where company shares are traded every day. Price movements are relative to the company’s performance over time and demand for shares can also push stock prices up.

Stock price

Share prices are reflected by supply and demand. Stock prices rise when demand for certain stocks is high. In other words, when more investors want to buy shares in the company than sell them. The stock price will decrease when more people want to sell shares in the company than buyers. Lower stock prices make stocks more attractive to buyers.

There are other factors involved in determining stock prices with events in the wider world playing a role, as well as investor psychology. Factors that determine stock prices are broken down into geopolitical and economic (macro) factors, and factors related to (micro) companies.

Macro factors include political events, unexpected events such as terrorism or natural disasters, forecasts, interest movements, and legislative changes, while micro factors are centered on corporate profits, mergers and acquisitions, competitive activities, stock valuations, and management changes.

If you are considering investing in stocks and stocks, the golden rule is to spread risk and not put all your eggs in one basket.…

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