Utility to keep track of money, expenses, investment, etc.
Money goes from one account to other account. There are 3 types
- Neutral: This type of account is in your system, you own this
Samples: Cash, Bank Accounts, Cash in other currency.
- R+: This type of account puts money into your system. They put
the money into neutral accounts.
Samples: Salary, Interests, Income.
- R-: This type of account takes money out of your system (and you
never see it again).
Samples: Supermarket, bills, grocery, electronics, gas,
bus, furniture...everything you buy.
- R+ to Neutral (you earn money)
- Neutral to Neutral (you move money)
- Neutral to R- (you loose money)Transaction Samples
Currency Exchange Buy
To: Bank A Account
|Here you earn money, money goes from R+ to Neutral.|
|From: Bank A Account|
|Here you move money. You don't loose and you don't earn. This is an ATM
extraction. Neutral to Neutral.|
To: Electronics (New TV)Amount: 100
|Here you loose money. Money goes from Neutral to
Currency Exchange Sell
To: Buy foreign currency
|Your dollars dissapear. You loose them.|
|From: Euro Buy|
To: Euro Cash Amount: 1000
|Euros appear to your Euros Cash. You "earn"
|From: Euro Cash|
To: Euro Sell
|Your euros dissapear. You loose them.|
|From: Sell foreign currency|
|dollars appear to your Cash. You "earn"
Both operations are done in two steps,
because both accounts of transactions should have the same currency. If not,
there could be a lot of problems.
Using the utility
The utility comes with a sample database of accounts.
Just check if they fit with your needs. Then enter than transactions. The first
ones should be from "A - initial" to "A".
In Statistics, if you don't enter the account name, you get the sum of earnings and loss.
Points of Interest
I used in it A LOT of components from codeproject. Thanks a lot to all the
people who wrote them, I wouldn't be able to build this thing without them. I first built a .NET app to keep track of money, but .NET was slow back then (2001) and graphics weren't good. Then I used an SQL Sever database and finally, an excel worksheet. This is an improvement on all of them. I found similar apps like Monex and other but....they don't fit my needs and they get complicated in some operations. I intend to improve this thing, mainly because I use it.
The code got a little "wired" while building the app, in case you decide to change it. I'll probably improve it in the next version. This utility compiles with VC++ 2005 with warnings.
English is not my first language, so please excuse any errors there. This is my first CodeProject
- Code improving
- Graphics improving
- Virtual accounts