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I would like to record my spending in order to do some budgeting. Many webapps pull charges from your bank history, but unfortunately I cannot commit to always using a card instead of cash and I tend to lose my receipts. Is there an app which will let me text how much I've spent and what I've spent it on and record this information alongside my bank history?

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I guess having an application that can access your bank data and merge it with texts you send would raise some serious privacy if not security issues. Something that would indeed be interesting is some online accounting software where you can add expenses and incomes when you are not at home using the computer where you have your regular acccounting software (GnuCash, ...). Very much in the same way I for example use Google Calendar because otherwise I kept writing stuff down anywhere and lost track of all the things I had to do. –  Omar Kohl Jul 2 '10 at 9:15
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I would just use Gmail. Set up a filter to sort out texts from your cell phone then you can manually add up the totals or use a script to total them up.

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This looks like its the best option. Thanks for the suggestion. –  Oren Jul 2 '10 at 23:02
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Finance41.com lets you send spending via email at add@finance41.com: https://finance41.com/blog/enter-transactions-on-the-go/

Unfotunately, it does not pull charges from your bank history.

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