Table of Contents
This chapter will give you all the specific information you need to manage your checkbook with
GnuCash. Managing your checkbook register is the first step of tracking your finances, and
makes it much easier to manage than the traditional paper register does.
For one thing, as discussed in Section 2.9, “Transactions”, data entry of common
transactions is practically done for you in
GnuCash, because of its auto-completion feature.
keeps a running balance of each account, and it makes reconciling these accounts easy. And the
double-entry method helps you account for your spending by requiring a transfer account for
withdrawals, so you can easily find out how much money you spend in different areas.
Once you are comfortable with using
GnuCash for your checking and other bank accounts, you may wish to
continue on with tracking other financial accounts. Chapters 6 through 9 examine methods to
manage your other accounts.