Managing Personal Finances using Python

Managing Personal Finances using Python 🐍

Learn how to build a simple, privacy-aware, and geek-friendly workflow to keep your personal finances in check.

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💰 Money Matters

Money is important. Money buys you freedom. Ignore anyone who says otherwise.
As a software developer, you're probably being paid rather well. If you've ever thought about managing your money more efficiently, this book is for you!
We'll explore tools and techniques to help you build a workflow 100% customized to you.
We'll talk about importing your financial transaction from your bank account(s), analyzing your past financial behavior, setting up budgeting, and more!
Once you have this insight, you'll know exactly what to improve -- it's a lot like debugging performance bottlenecks.
Think: what would you do with an extra $500 on your account?

🔐 Privacy Aware

There are a ton of applications on the market which you can use to manage your finances.
Most of them are either closed-sourced or store your data in the cloud (or both!).
Using open-source technologies, we'll make sure that your data never leaves your computer, and you are in complete control all the time.
Your financial data is probably one of the most private data you own. No one else should have access to it, except you.

🤓 100% Geek-friendly

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to run a SQL query on your bank transactions. 🙋
We'll approach the subject as a programmer, and learn topics including:
  • Plain Text Accounting
  • Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • Running SQL queries to analyse your finances
  • ... and more
All this, without ever leaving the comfort of your favorite editor (Vim 🙃) or the terminal.

🐍 Everything in Python

Python is an amazing general-purpose programming language.
I've been writing Python for slightly more than a decade now, and I love how it lets me express my ideas clearly to build useful applications.
Over the last years, I've found tools (and built some of my own) to help me manage my own finances in an easy way.
And I'd love to help you build your own flow using what I've found helpful so far!

About the author


Hey! 👋 My name is Siddhant.
I'm a software developer and CTO located in Munich, Germany.
I've been writing Python code for slightly more than a decade now. In my free time, I maintain more than half a dozen open-source modules written in Python, having 100k+ PyPI downloads overall.
Siddhant Goel