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From: Memnon Anon <gegendosenfleisch@googlemail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Org and financial data
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 04:54:50 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4962d621.0437560a.287d.ffffa9a1@mx.google.com> (raw)

Hi!

A new year has started and I try to get even more organized.
So, I think it is time to keep track of my financial data, and
I think orgmode is the way to go.

Yet, I am not sure how to keep the structure.
I started with something quite simple like using a date structure
and tables:

*2008
**January
***01
| What            |  Cost |
|-----------------+-------|
| Milk            |  0.50 |
| Apples          |  1.50 |
| Butter          |  0.89 |
|-----------------+-------|
| Sum             |  2.89 |
|-----------------+-------|
| Library Penalty | 13.50 |
| Library Copies  |  3.00 |
| Power Bill      | 35.00 |
|-----------------+-------|
| Sum Total       | xyz   |

But having a closer look at it, this does not seem that flexible.
Using ColumnView to display the sum of a day might be one idea,
adding tags like food, bill, wasted (Library Penalty :) etc. is 
another thing that comes to my mind.

Orgmode became so flexible and powerful, and I still have no clue about 
all its features. I am sure there are people out there doing what I am
planning to do.

So, what is your setup?
How do you use orgmode to keep a record of where your money goes and 
comes from?

I am sorry, this mail is a bit off topic.
But, as I said, my org knowledge is still quite limited and it would be
a colossal waste of time to enter data for weeks, just to find out that
a different format is more feasible and converting everything.

Thanks, have a nice day.

             reply	other threads:[~2009-01-06  3:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-06  3:54 Memnon Anon [this message]
2009-01-06  5:48 ` Manish
2009-01-06  8:28   ` Memnon Anon
2009-01-06 15:35 ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-06 15:43   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-07  4:09   ` Memnon Anon
2009-01-07  8:20     ` Charles Philip Chan
2009-01-07 13:14     ` Bernt Hansen

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