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I want to track my spendings in Emacs (and, perhaps, Org-Mode).
Are there any tools/techniques available for this purpose?

Actually, I only need a couple of simple features:

  • Easy tracking of one-time and recurring earnings and spendings;

  • Weekly/monthly reports (as with the Org-Mode's time tracker).

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how do you manage it...badly :-) ...anyway aren't there better free programs to do this? – mdpc Feb 14 '13 at 19:26
Sure there are (GnuCash and whatnot), but at least for time tracking I've never seen anything better than the Org-Mode's clock. I hope that there might be some similar solution for personal finance management in the Emacs environment. – NikitaBaksalyar Feb 14 '13 at 20:14
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I find hledger quite nice. It operates on text files in a fairly readable format. I think you could get org-capture to append new transactions to a file even though it's not an org-mode file, but I haven't tried it myself, as I mostly do CSV imports.

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Wow, thank you! This is exactly what I need - a simple CLI interface & working on plain text files. Even better that it's written in Haskell. ;) – NikitaBaksalyar Feb 15 '13 at 4:52
There is also an org-mode tutorial using ledger cli, at, but I am leaning towards hledger as well at the moment. The web-ui/plain-text pair is just too enticing. – Brady Trainor Dec 20 '14 at 2:48

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