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Financial Accounting: IFRS, 3rd Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt

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Appendix E Time Value of Money

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Would you rather receive NT$1,000 today or a year from now? You should prefer to receive the NT$1,000 today because you can invest the NT$1,000 and earn interest on it. As a result, you will have more than NT$1,000 a year from now. What this example illustrates is the concept of the time value of money. Everyone prefers to receive money today rather than in the future because of the interest factor.

Nature of Interest

Interest Payment for the use of another person's money. It is payment for the use of another person's money. It is the difference between the amount borrowed or invested (called the principal) and the amount repaid or collected. The amount of interest to be paid or collected is usually stated as a rate over a specific period of time. The rate of interest is generally stated as an annual rate.

The amount of interest ...

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