Long, I think Michael has explained fairly well that virtual accounts are not simply tricks but different ways of doing different things.
In some sense all of accounting is just tricks for making sense of our finances. The most important criteria is "Is it telling you something that is useful to you in managing your money? If it is then it is fine, if not it is a waste of time. There are some fundamental principles common to all branches of accounting that are largely embodied in the basic structure of GnuCash and on top of that a lot that is useful in particular sets of circumstances. It is worth getting a good grasp of the fundamental principles which are usually in the first few chapters of most accounting textbooks. Good Luck David ----- David Cousens -- Sent from: http://gnucash.1415818.n4.nabble.com/GnuCash-User-f1415819.html _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.