Founders Journal 1

I’m building a money mangement tool because a good one isn’t already available.

winding road
By John Mathews
Category: Startups
Apr 17 2020

Last summer, I made dashboard using python to visualise my personal finances. I could see my expenses agregated by category and I could see how much I was saving each month. I set some targets and tracked my spending against them. It ran locally, and making it worked required using the CLI. A few friends asked how they could use the tool, and I began to think about how I could turn it into a web-app.

Fast forward a few months and I’ve saved enough to work on this full-time. There’s going to be a lot to learn because I’m not a web-developer, yet. I’m starting my journey by learning javaScript. which feels very basic compared to my ambitions.


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