Personal accounting in Ledger
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Personal accounting in Ledger

About the Book

This is a book about double-entry accounting with a free and open source program called Ledger. It is a very short introduction to the main concepts of accounting and applying them (using Ledger) to personal or home finances.

About the Author

Marcin Borkowski
Marcin Borkowski

I am a mathematician, a blogger, a technical writer, a programmer, and an Emacs user. Also, a part of a multi-generational family of geeks, a boardgamer, amateur translator, a former teacher and more.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Accounts and transactions
  • Balance report
  • Kickstarting a ledger file
  • Strict mode
  • Two useful Ledger shortcuts
  • Chart of accounts
  • Expenses accounts
  • Liabilities
  • Income
  • Some other reports
  • Dealing with loans
  • Prepaid expenses
  • Budgeting
  • Afterword

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