ACCOUNTING RECORDS Definition

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ACCOUNTING RECORDS are the records of initial accounting entries and supporting records, such as checks and records of electronic fund transfers; invoices; contracts; the general and subsidiary ledgers; journal entries and other adjustments to the financial statements that are not reflected in journal entries; and records, such as work sheets and spreadsheets, supporting cost allocations, computations, reconciliations, and disclosures.

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DISCRETIONARY SPENDING consists of US government expenditures that are set on an annual basis. It is a budget that members of Congress can adjust on a yearly basis. Examples of discretionary spending in the United States:

-defense budget
-education
-Environmental Protection Agency
-Department of Veterans Affairs

When looking to cut costs, lawmakers usually look to trimming discretionary spending. See MANDATORY SPENDING.

LINKED ACCOUNT gives you the flexibility of opening minor or custom account(s) that are linked to your primary account. Transactions between linked accounts are usually controlled through the password of the primary account. Linked accounts are possible through either commercial or consumer accounts, e.g. a consumer may have his/her checking, savings and over-draft protection accounts linked so that transactions can be easily made between them.

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