* Lazar Slavkovic-Raco <slavkovi...@gmail.com
> [2023-08-29 12:51]:
Initially, it would typically be an expense; assets is only involved
when you eventually pay off the liability.
For example: you buy some stuff (e.g. computer, raw materials, etc)
but can pay 30 days later. You now have:
- And expense. But you didn't pay with cash (an asset) but instead
you owe the amount (a liability)
- Later you pay the debt (liability) with cash or bank transfer (assets)
2022-08-30 * Buy stuff
Expenses:Stuff 1000.00 USD
Liability:Payable -1000.00 USD
2022-09-30 * Pay for stuff
Liability:Payable 1000.00 USD
Assets:Bank -1000.00 USD
Now there's no Liability:Payable anymore, your bank account is lower
and your expenses higher.
(Obviously Expenses:Stuff is a really bad account name; for example
Expenses:Electronics might be good if you buy a computer).