Archive for 'Accounting'

Take the ID Safety Quiz

Posted on 24. May, 2008 by .


Think you’re doing what it takes from thieves to steal your identity? Find out by taking the ID Safety Test at, a site created by Javelin Strategy and Research to raise awareness about identity fraud.

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Is ID Theft Protection Necessary?

Posted on 10. Apr, 2008 by .


The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. And that number grows each year as the thieves get smarter and more Americans move information into digital formats. But as this problem grows we also see the growth of an entirely new industry – identity theft protection. Banks, […]

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The Accounting Behind iPods

Posted on 09. Feb, 2008 by .


Apple announced in a quarterly earnings call last year that they’d be doing something interesting (to me at least) with the revenue recognition of iPhones and the AppleTV. Instead of recognizing the revenue of a $500 iPhone on the date of sale or delivery, Apple would recognize the revenue over time – 24 months to […]

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Beware of San Diego Wildfire Scams

Posted on 04. Nov, 2007 by .


The Internal Revenue Service this week warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail scam that appears to be a solicitation from the IRS and the U.S. government for charitable contributions to victims of the recent Southern California wildfires. In an effort to appear legitimate, the bogus e-mails include text from an […]

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How to Launder Money

Posted on 26. Sep, 2007 by .


Have you ever wondered what money laundering actually entails? Are washing machines involved? Is it something only the mob and Columbian drug cartels do? Wise Bread has a fun little article about both kinds of money laundering: the “classic” scheme involving Italian restaurants and dry cleaning establishments, and the “modern” brand of money laundering which […]

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