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How will the reservation, purchase agreement, and the delivery of a Model 3 impact Tesla’s financial statements?

Since 2016, Tesla has been accepting reservations for its Model 3 car, which is a mid-size all-electric four-door sedan. The long-range battery Model 3 (310 miles on a single charge) starts at $50,000 while the standard range battery Model 3 (220 miles) starts at $35,000. Production cannot keep up with demand for this model. Tesla […]

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Wait! Why is the bank debiting my account to decrease it? Isn’t that backwards?

Debit-credit rules are challenging for students. Students’ exposure to debits-credits when they arrive in introductory accounting may be limited to what they see on their bank statements – and those debits-credits are seemingly backwards. I recorded a short video (2:36 min) to explain why debits and credits seem to be backwards on bank statements. You […]

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A video of five example transactions at Cedar Point Amusement Park

For this blog post, I have created a video in which I walk through the journal entries for five hypothetical transactions at Cedar Point Amusement Park. This video is appropriate for the beginning of an introductory financial accounting course. The transactions covered include: Sell admission to the park; purchase merchandise inventory for the gift shop; […]

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A step-by-step video on how to construct a journal entry

For this blog post, I have created a video that is a step-by-step guide to constructing a journal entry. The example that I am using in the video to illustrate the journal entry steps is that of Apple selling an iPhone at one of its stores for $1,000 cash. You can view the video (5:35 […]

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What is the impact on Netflix’s assets, liabilities, and equity from its new credit line?

In July 2017, Netflix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NFLX) obtained a new credit line for $500 million through five lenders. This credit line means that Netflix will be able to borrow as it needs cash to fund its operations. According to Netflix’s regulatory filing, it plans to use the funds for operations and general corporate needs. The […]

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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 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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