Learn how to build a simple, privacy-aware, and developer-friendly workflow to keep your personal finances in check.Download
In this book, we'll explore tools and techniques for you to build your own personalized finance pipeline, 100% tailored to your use case.
This includes importing your financial transactions from all your bank account(s), building customized tools (using Python) that help you interact with your own financial ledger, analyzing your past financial behaviour, and more.
At this point you might be thinking: aren't there a ton of applications on the market already which you can use to manage your finances?
Sure, there are. But 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.
Have you ever wanted to run a SQL query on your bank transactions? By the end of this book, you most definitely will.
We'll approach the subject from a developer perspective and learn about topics including: plain-text accounting, double-entry bookkeeping, maintaining your financial records in a secure git repository, and more.
All this, without ever leaving the comfort of your
$EDITOR or the terminal.
Hey! 👋 My name is Siddhant, and I'm a senior software developer and entrepreneur 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.