Should I hold on to my old accounting textbooks?
Readers have sent me many questions which I've tried to respond to a little faster than in my posts.
One question involves old accounting textbooks. When you're getting ready to start work, you may wonder if there's any point to keeping them, or if you should sell them.
Unless you work for a company with the world's worst employee support program, you should feel comfortable in disposing of them. If you can sell them to younger students in the program, good for you. Hopefully the editions haven't changed.
Over time, accounting standards change, so the theories you may have been taught three years ago may have some merit, but hopefully you've memorized the key elements. The details may have changed, and any employer worth their salt will provide you with the accounting handbooks and manuals that apply to the field you're working in.
If you're studying for exams like the UFE they should, again, be providing you with exam prep guides which will be much more useful than your old textbooks anyway.
Almost two fulls months between posts? Yes, I've been busy. There giant Oreo cookie cakes don't just eat themselves.