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moneyGuru – free personal finance management software

Last Updated on June 23, 2023

moneyGuru is an open source personal finance management application. With this software, you can evaluate your financial situation and then make informed financial decisions. It has the double-entry accounting system.

Rather than having reports which you have to configure (or find out which pre-configured report is the right one), your important financial data (net worth, profit) is constantly up-to-date and “in your face”.

moneyGuru used to run on Windows and Mac OS. But it’s now only a Linux affair.


We usually recommend installing software by downloading a software’s source code, compiling, and installing it. It’s a good way of learning about Linux. To compile the source code you’ll need the GNU build environment, Python 3.4+ and PyQt5 installed.

On Ubuntu, type at a shell:

$ sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-pyqt5 pyqt5-dev-tools libsqlite3-dev

However, compiling the source code was initially unsuccessful on a Ubuntu 18.10 system. It transpired I needed to install the development packages for Python 3.7, instead of Python 3.6.

You’ll need sphinx installed on your system. The software is written in a mixture of C, Python. It uses the Qt toolkit, and PyQt.

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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dave boland
dave boland
5 years ago

Sounds great. Can’t wait for the .deb package.