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The richest hledger user in Babylon (Part 2)

The question of last week was “How can you apply some of the ideas in The Richest Man in Babylon as an hledger user?”

Last week I discussed one hledger command. This week is different. That is, rather than discuss a way of using hledger, I will talk about a why of using hledger.

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book about hope. Hope of getting out of a difficult financial situation. Hope of going from indebtedness to financial well being. Hope of being a better manager of your finances.

The hope described in the book is not about something external happening. It’s about a plan, action, and sticking to it. In other words, it’s up to you to do it.

In short, the book can inspire you to better manage your finances. And a tool such as hledger can help turn inspiration into effect action, if you make a habit of it.