Problem with transaction types

Bill Wohler wohler at
Sat Mar 4 01:03:54 EST 2006

120010362905 at writes:

> On January 27th I pick up something for a friend at a store.

Create an Asset account for your friend and transfer the funds from
that new account into your credit card.

> My friend des not want to have any outstandings, so he makes a
> transfer from his bank to my bank on January 31st. All settled then.

At that time, transfer the funds from his asset account to your
checking account (or wherever he wired the funds). Then his asset
account is 0. All settled then.

I actually have an Asset > Accounts Receivable account. For folks who
borrow money a lot, I have separate accounts for them. For one-time
shots, I'll just use the Asset > Accounts Receivable account directly.

Bill Wohler <wohler at>  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
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