From: Manish <email@example.com> To: Memnon Anon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Org and financial data Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:18:58 +0530 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.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  -- Manish  http://www.newartisans.com/software/ledger.html
next prev parent 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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