Being an entrepreneur like Luke Skywalker (or Count Dooku — rest in peace, Mr. Lee) working for yourself can bring a whole host of benefits – better well-being, better business hours, and being happy in what you do are the positive sides to entrepreneurship along with wielding your trusty light saber. But what usually comes with working for yourself and running your own business are the financial reports and data that most of us just don’t like to decipher, leading us to financial peril.

Profit & Loss

Profit and loss are a given in business, yet there are many entrepreneurs out there who don’t even look atP&L statements Yoda their statements, thinking a Jedi mind trick would, well, do the trick. Understanding the language of P&L statements is actually quite straightforward even from a business bookkeeping aspect:

Sales – Costs = Profit

There are sometimes different versions of these words, but the formula is still the same. Sales, revenue, or income will be at the top of your statement; cost or expense, somewhere in the middle; and profit, or net income, will be the final profit sum at the end of your statement.

Working Out Subtotals

You may see columns in your P&L statement such as a breakdown as to where your costs and sales come from. For example, if you own a car rental business, you may have three separate sales statements; one each for small cars, family cars, and SUVs.

Costs may also be broken down in similar ways. In the case of a car rental company, you may wish to breakdown your costs for car hire, maintenance, and staff or building upkeep. It doesn’t matter how you break down your sales and costs, because these always add up to total sales and total costs. A breakdown of these can help you to analyze where you gain the most or least profit, so that you can then fix or maximize that particular product, cost or service.

A Mathematician, You Do Not Have to Be

So says Yoda. Once you take a section of your P&L statement and look further into what it really means, profit and loss statements need not be so complicated. Just remember that sales, minus cost, equals profit. The more sales you create, the larger your profit. The more cost you incur, the more likely you will make less profit. Now may the Force be with you.

Rent Reporting = Easiest Way To Build Credit

Posted by wpadmin | Posted in Finances, Taxes | Posted on 28-06-2016

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A lot of people who don’t have much in the way of a credit history do have a history of paying rent on time. If that information showed up on their credit reports, it might help their scores. Rent Reporting can change the credit game for many people.

1 in 3 people in the US pay rent. That equates to 100 million people paying over $300 Billion in rent annually with very few getting credit for their on-time payments. That makes rent the largest expenditure with the least impact on a consumer’s credit report. But not anymore! This is where Rent Reporting changes the game.

How does rent reporting compare with other types of credit building?

Other credit-building strategies rely on more traditional methods. You can get a secured credit card, for example, or a credit-builder loan. Revolving debt, such as credit cards, and installment loans are considered in virtually every credit score.

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Rent information will help lenders that are prospecting for possibly creditworthy people who have been overlooked. Also, if you have rent reporting information on your credit report, it could help you if you rent again later. Because lenders prefer a renter that has a history of paying on time.

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RFor-rent-sign rent reportingent payment reporting will have a significant impact for younger consumers with limited, or nonexistent, credit history. These consumers can’t get a credit card in just their name until they are 21, so rent reporting is a great way to get a jump start on building a solid credit profile. Also for people that are trying to rebuild a credit score so that they can be approved for larger loans or mortgages.

So, while sending a rent check in the mail helps keep a roof over your head, it does not help establish your good reputation with anybody except your landlord. Start securing your financial future by using online rent payments services today so you can set it, forget it, and build credit history.

 

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