How I write my Journal

Why it can be helpful

Some possible use cases:

  • Search when you bought an Item and find out if it still has warranty
  • Find out which stock you bought at which price
  • When was the trip with your girlfriend again?
  • How did your business grew so successful?
  • What did you do back on …

How I write it

I wanted something simple which will last till I die.

Why personal finance is connected with that

Since this year I use beancount to track all my finances in a very similar approach: Files have a special syntax with lines for every transaction and that files get tracked in a Git repository.



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Christoph Miksche

Christoph Miksche

Software Developer and Investor from Germany. Writing about Software, Tech and Investments.