Working with multiple currencies

Adam Funk a24061 at
Wed Oct 4 07:07:43 EDT 2006

On 2006-10-04, Ivars Grinbergs <mestule at> wrote:

> But I think, there should be only one account for expenses in your base 
> currency. When you enter currency expenditure split/transaction (from 
> currency account register window), you cerdit asset/cash/currency 
> account by currency amount, debit expenses account by the same amount 
> and while on debit split, enter currency exchange rate for that 
> particular transaction.
> This way your expenses will not fluctuate due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Hmm.  I've recently started using Gnucash and set up most of my
accounts in GBP except for a bank account (under Assets of course)
*and* a related 'Income:Interest:USA' account in USD.  (Everything
else in the Income subtree is in GBP.)

It seemed logical at the time --- am I setting myself up for trouble

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