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Introductory financial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review

At the end of the semester, I thought it might be useful to have a review game before the final exam. I have created a Jeopardy-style game that covers basic topics within an introductory financial accounting course. This PowerPoint file contains a Jeopardy-style game suitable for use in an introductory financial accounting class. There are […]

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How will Cedar Point’s assets, liabilities, and equity be impacted by various transactions?

Cedar Point is an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  Over 3.5 million people visit Cedar Point each year between May and October. It covers 364 acres and has more than 150 rides and attractions, including 16 roller coasters. Cedar Point is the second oldest continuously operating amusement park in […]

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When LoanMax loans cash to individuals with a 25% monthly interest rate, does it have a receivable or a payable AND is it an ethical practice?

Car title lenders are considered to be predatory lenders, since they charge high rates of interest to those individuals who can least afford it. Various laws in recent years have attempted to curb the high interest rates and these practices. Car title lenders still operate and some would argue that they fill a need in […]

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What information can be calculated from Facebook’s trial balance?

Facebook, Inc., is a publicly held corporation and issued its financial statements for 2015 earlier in 2016. To follow is a condensed and adapted trial balance as of December 31, 2015, that was constructed from those financial statements. Please note that the accounts have been adapted and condensed for educational use and should not be […]

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What is the impact on Snapchat’s balance sheet from its latest issuance of stock?

Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with 16 to 24 year olds. Snapchat is privately-held, which means its stock cannot be purchased on a stock exchange. It may be getting ready for an IPO (initial public offering) sometime later in 2016 or 2017. In the meantime, Snapchat is obtaining funding for operations […]

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How are Adele’s financial statements impacted when tickets to her North American tour sell out within a few minutes?

Adele released her third album, 25, in late 2015, quickly shattering several records. The album 25 was the first album to sell more than three million copies in a week and also racked up the most records sold in a week with 3.38 million records sold that first week. Her single Hello from 25 was […]

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When do Keurig and Dr Pepper record a transaction resulting from their exclusive arrangement for Keurig’s upcoming Keurig Cold machine?

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., (GMCR) recently announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) for rights to make pod-versions of Dr Pepper Snapple products in the upcoming Keurig Cold machine (anticipated release date in fall 2015.) Questions On the date of the exclusive contract signing, would Keurig record an […]

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What does Walt Disney’s Form 10-K communicate about its unearned revenue and accrued revenue?

Over the past year, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has made the news because it increased its ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Park in California, and other parks around the world.  Ticket revenue, however, is not its only source of revenue. The following is an excerpt from the Notes to Consolidated […]

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What impact do lower fuel costs and other changes have on an airline’s net income?

American Airlines Group (AAL), the world’s biggest airline, has been reporting record profits in recent quarters.  United Continental Holdings and Southwest Airlines also reported record profits. Part of what has contributed to the record profits has been the decline in the cost of oil. The price of oil has fallen during 2014; we are spending […]

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What is the impact on American Apparel’s current ratio of the loan it received from Standard General?

American Apparel has been in the news in recent weeks.  Its board fired CEO Dov Charney amid several reports of his misdeeds. The company has also lost $270 million over the past three years. Last week, one of American Apparel’s creditors, Lion Capital, called a $10 million loan it had made to American Apparel.  (“Calling” […]

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