Assets


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Assets

A firm's productive resources.

Asset

In accounting, anything of value that a person or firm buys. Assets can be physical, such as real estate or stocks, a claim on debts, such as accounts receivable or liens, or a right, such as a patent. Of crucial importance to assets is their relative liquidity, or the ease with which they can be converted to cash. Liquid assets are often thought to be more useful than illiquid assets. See also: Tangible asset, Intangible asset.
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Twenty years ago, intangible assets weren't that important--bricks and mortar were the key assets.
generally when a child is 16); (2) assets and/or income held and/or earned by students are treated less favorably than if held and/or earned by parents; and (3) assessments calculated at a marginal financial aid assessment rate have a similar wealth-reducing effect as income taxes calculated at a marginal income tax rate.
The ideal packaging standard for retired high-tech assets will show signs of tampering by simple visual inspection.
You do this by taking on a 100 percent mortgage with interest-only payments and investing the assets in exempt property such as annuities or insurance.
The accounting identity states that assets must be equal to equity and debt (Figure 2).
Yet the research team shows through this study that managing communication is a key to creating value and to revealing the value of other intangible assets.
The value of the purchased intangible must be allocated between goodwill and the intangible assets other than goodwill.
Based on the joint agency determinations under paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the Board shall notify each banking institution holding assets subject to an ATRR:
Beyond asset-based loans that are predicated entirely on the value of a company's assets lies the possibility for an "overadvance" or "senior stretch" loan.
However it will be crucial in the world of very low or zero inflation to avoid excessive swings in asset values that tend to bring "aggravated" downturns.
First, investigators should identify the assets that initiated the criminal offense and trace the proceeds forward.
The asset manager is expected to select assets whose future cash flows will fund the benefit obligations of the policyholders and respond to the changing needs of the company.