Home accounts serve two purposes. They can help you see the relationship between your spending and income each year and to see whether income is being successfully directed toward the goals you've set for your family.
Howell, H. B.
"Home Accounts Point the Way,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 8
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Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol8/iss4/5