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  • Show HN: Puffin โ€“ a minimal terminal UI to manage personal finances
    A simple TUI to view various financial reports of your personal finances. Uses hledger[1] under the hood for the accounting stuff. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / 28 days ago
  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping as a Directed Graph
    I'm surprised that there is no mentions of a great hacker-friendly plain-text accounting software called `ledger` in this thread. It has amazing documentation when it comes to understanding basic principles of double-entry bookkeeping and goes through many typical situations and usecases. There are also several forks, most popular and advanced is `hledger` (h is for... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Ledger
    I've been using hledger[1] - similar tool but has more features like balance sheet, income statement generation with a plain text file for the last 3 years and it's been working out great. Before that I used iBank (rebranded as Banktivity) and don't miss it at all. [1] - - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • hledger 1.30 released
    For help getting started or more info, see And join our Matrix/IRC chat or mail list: . Newcomers, experts, contributors, sponsors, feedback are welcome! For more about plain text accounting, see . Source: about 1 year ago
  • fints2ledger: Sort transactions from FinTS (german banking API) to a ledger journal
    Some years ago, I wrote myself a tool to download financial transactions from my bank and put them into a ledger journal. I found that manually entering the transaction with the hledger interface was too tedious for me. Source: about 1 year ago
  • hledger (ledger) is looking awesome in neovim these days....
    Hledger is looking very nice under neovim! Source: about 1 year ago
  • Where do you put your savings for individual targets?
    All in the same account. I use hledger to manage my finances, so I can have whatever "pots" I want in a single real-world account. Source: over 1 year ago
  • hledger 1.29 released
    For help getting started, or more info, see And join our chat via Matrix or IRC: Newcomers, experts, contributors, sponsors, feedback are welcome! Source: over 1 year ago
  • is there a open-source-alternative to GnuCash!?
    Hledger ( is another good PTA option. I've been using it for our family finances for a few years now. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I would HATE to see mine ๐Ÿ˜…
    You can keep a personal ledger. I use Hledger. It has functionality like the thing described in the OP I think, but it's stored in a plaintext file anyways so even if it's not, you can use another program to parse it however you like. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Puffin: A TUI for personal finance management using Bubbletea and hledger
    I made a simple TUI to view and manage my personal finances using Go and Bubbletea. It uses hledger under the hood. Source: over 1 year ago
  • looking for a self hosted business finance manager, preferably one that will allow me to track income and expenses for each client and produce invoices/statements
    There is hledger. It is plain text accounting. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Are there any TUI apps you recommend outside of ncdu / nnn / htop / vim / bat / fd / tig / duf?
    For the CLI rather than TUI, I'll give a shoutout to ledger (which is what I use, but hledger and beancount are also good choices) for my /r/plaintextaccounting needs, and I use remind for my calendaring. I've seen some TUIs built atop them (I've tinkered with wyrd for remind and have seen some ledgerlike TUIs, but not tried them), but find that I prefer just a CLI and text-editor. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Accounting Query Language.
    The hledger project could be a helpful resource (source code). Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What have you automated using Python?
    I am using hledger for keeping track of my finances. It was tedious to manually add all transactions, so I build a python script that converts csv file generated from my bank account to hledger syntax. Additionally it automatically assigns categories based on title of transaction. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How do you logistically manage your budget?
    I use hledger and track all of my spending by hand, like so:. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Can i use org-mode tables for accounting trading transactions?
    This isn't technically Emacs specific, but you could look into Plain Text Accounting. I use ledger combined with ledger-mode on Emacs, however there is a more up-to-date one called hledger, with hledger-mode. You can have these setup in an org file and export into a plain text file if you would like, but personally I recommend just using one of those modes and editing a ledger file directly. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Accounting for Developers
    I have tried several (like ) but would prefer some REA/ValueFlows accounting software. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Lesser known tools
    I'll give a couple: remind, ledger (and its cousins hledger and beancount ), and ed(1). Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Foreign currency
    The ledger software I use can deal with multiple currencies and supports converting to single currency for reporting. I think that is the best, as you donโ€™t lose any information. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Linux Accounting Software Suggestions
    Hledger is software that will never modify your data besides some very specific points and you can automate most of the boring task: Source: about 2 years ago

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