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From: Manish <mailtomanish.sharma@gmail.com>
To: Memnon Anon <gegendosenfleisch@googlemail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org and financial data
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:18:58 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e7cdbe30901052148x6b19740bob7517d581c856768@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4962d621.0437560a.287d.ffffa9a1@mx.google.com>

  On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Memnon Anon wrote:
  > 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.


Have you considered (a more convenient and flexible approach, IMHO)
John Weigley's Ledger [1]

-- 
Manish
[1] http://www.newartisans.com/software/ledger.html

  reply	other threads:[~2009-01-06  5:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-06  3:54 Memnon Anon
2009-01-06  5:48 ` Manish [this message]
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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