As the club manager you are also responsible for your team's finances. You pay the expenses and collect the income at the weekly update. You can see the exact time this happens in your league on the Local Schedule page
If you for example buy a player for 10 000 US$ the player is accessible immediately, and your "new signings" entry is increased by 10 000 US$. Most importantly, the finances page shows your current cash funds, with the number in brackets showing your funds for next week (after the weekly update).
Revenues and expenses
On the finances page you can see your budget for this week and last week's financial status. This is what the entries mean:
Match takings: Your income from league matches at home and mid-week matches. See Chapter 10 'The Arena' for more information on crowd income.
Sponsors: Each week you get a sum of money from your sponsors. Check the 'Fans and sponsors' chapter for more info
Player sales: Whenever you sell a player, the income ends up here. See the 'Transfers' chapter for more info.
Commission: If you receive any money for being the previous club or mother club of a player, it will show here. See the 'Transfers' chapter for more info.
Other: Any other income is accumulated here, such as membership fees from fans and prize money.
Wages: Each week you pay your players' salaries. For each player you pay 250 US$ plus a certain amount based on his skills and age. You pay 20% extra for players who are playing abroad.
Arena maintenance: The weekly cost for running and servicing your arena. See chapter 10 'The Arena' for more info.
Arena building: Construction or removal costs if you alter your arena.
Staff: Each staff member costs you 1 800 US$ per week.
Youth scouting: The weekly costs for your youth academy, or the weekly investment in your scouting network.
New signings: Your costs for buying new players from the transfer market appear here. See the 'Transfers' chapter for more info.
Other: The remaining costs are accumulated here, such as firing staff and promoting players to your senior team.
Interest: If you're in debt you will have to pay some interest.
Debts and bankruptcy
There's nothing to keep you from spending money even if your balance is zero. You have a line of credit for 500 000 US$ at the bank, but you're going to have to pay some heavy interest on this borrowed money.
If you run up debts amounting to 500 000 US$ you'll be given a bankruptcy warning. If you do not return your balance to within the 500 000 US$ debt limit within two weeks of your bankruptcy warning, you will be forced to leave the Hattrick series system!