"Firefly III" is a (self-hosted) manager for your personal finances. It can help you keep track of your expenses and income, so you can spend less and save more. Firefly III supports the use of budgets, categories and tags. It can import data from external sources and it has many neat financial reports available. Here are some screenshots:
Personal financial management is pretty difficult, and everybody has their own approach to it. Some people make budgets, other people limit their cashflow by throwing away their credit cards, others try to increase their current cashflow. There are tons of ways to save and earn money. Firefly III works on the principle that if you know where you're money is going, you can stop it from going there.
By keeping track of your expenses and your income you can budget accordingly and save money. Stop living from paycheck to paycheck but give yourself the financial wiggle room you need.
You can read more about this in the official documentation.
But actually, it features:
Everything is organised:
This application is for people who want to track their finances, keep an eye on their money without having to upload their financial records to the cloud. You're a bit tech-savvy, you like open source software and you don't mind tinkering with (self-hosted) servers.
There are many ways to run Firefly III
Make sure you check for updates regularly. Your Firefly III instance will ask you to do this. Upgrade instructions can be found with the installation instructions.
Your help is always welcome! Feel free to open issues, ask questions, talk about it and discuss this tool. I've create several social media accounts and I invite you to follow them, tweet at them and post to them. There's reddit, Twitter and Facebook just to start. It's not very active but it's a start!
Firefly III should give you insight into and control over your finances. Money should be useful, not scary. You should be able to see where it is going, to feel your expenses and to... wow, I'm going overboard with this aren't I?
But you get the idea: this is your money. These are your expenses. Stop them from controlling you. I built this tool because I started to dislike money. Having it, not having, paying bills with it, etc. But no more. I want to feel "safe", whatever my balance is. And I hoop this tool can help. I know it helps me.
Over time, many people have contributed to Firefly III.
If you like Firefly III and if it helps you save lots of money, why not send me a dime for every dollar saved (this is a joke, although the Paypal form works just fine, try it!)
I like badges!