Thyme & money: Command line personal finance tool
Thyme is a simple command line tool for tracking and understanding expenses. A typical workflow for using thyme is as follows:
- Download qfx files from your bank or credit card.
- Use the load command to load transactions from the qfx file.
- Categorize any transactions that thyme couldn't categorize
- Use list and bycat to view and understand your expenses.
In this day and age of mobile phones and personal finance software, why would you use thyme? Here are a few reasons
- You don't give out sensitive credentials to your financial institutions to a third-party.
- Your financial data lives on your computer.
- If you are comfortable with the command line, you are likely going to be more productive exploring your spending.
Here is a screenshot of a typical interaction in thyme.
How do I get started?
You will need
- A python dev environment. This means virtualenv and all the good stuff.
Once you have these setup, startup thyme
python thyme.py and you are good to go.