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Re:Is there a GnuCash with no double entry stuff??

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on December 31, 2006 01:56 AM
I also would love a simpler single entry system. I've looked at both GnuCash and KMyMoney and neither really fit the bill. I certainly see the benefit of double entry for many people. If youve got multiple sources of income, it'd probably be very helpful. For me though... I've been using a simple 5 column printed form for years: transaction date, transaction description, transaction amount (+ or -), a checkbox for whether its cleared the bank or not, and balance after the transaction. I'm single and my income is simple (paychecks and the occasional birthday gift check etc), as are my expenses (rent, groceries, etc). I'd just like something that functions like that that doesn't require me to keep wasting paper. I'm beginning to suspect no such pre-written program exists.

Some day I'll get motivated enough to code up a Perl script to do it, or a fancy spreadsheet in OpenOffice. GnuCash and KMyMoney are great if you need them, but for my purposes, they're bloatware. I suspect others who are in my situation will have to resort to writing their own as well... but hey, that's what Linux is all about after all.

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