Terminology

Document

A document is a Skrooge file (extension .skg). It can contain an indefinite number of accounts. You can use one document to manage all your accounts at once.

Account

A Skrooge account is similar to your bank account. For example, if you own one account for you, one for your wife, and one in common, you can create these three accounts in Skrooge. Every time you spend or earn some money, you register an operation, and indicate the account this operation was made on.

Operation

An operation is either a credit or a debt on one of your accounts. By affecting a category to an operation, you are able to analyze how you spend your money.

Standard Operation

A standard operation is the basic operation in Skrooge. Like "Today, spent 20€ in credit card for groceries".

Split Operation

A split operation is an operation for which the total amount is split over several categories or trackers.

For example, "Yesterday, spent 100€ at the supermarket, of which 60€ were for food, and 40€ for clothes".

Transfer

A transfer in Skrooge is equivalent to moving a quantity of money from one of your Skrooge accounts to another of your Skrooge accounts.

This must not be confused with the payment mode chosen: if you made a transfer, for example using your bank's website, to someone else's account, this is not a transfer operation, because Skrooge doesn't know about that other person's account. It is a standard operation made with transfer as a payment mode.

Read the dedicated chapter if things are still unclear

Validated Operation

When Importing operations, they are not considered valid right away. You need first to manually validate them before. A validated operation is this, an imported operation that has been validated.

Note that it is possible to automatically validate operations on import, by turning on the corresponding option in the settings.

Pointed Operation

During the reconciliation process, you point in Skrooge all operations that appear in the corresponding account position. A pointed operation is one of these operations. It is not Checked until the reconciliation is completed.

Checked Operation

When all operations on your account's position have been pointed in Skrooge, you can complete the reconciliation process. All Pointed operation are then turned into Checked Operations.

Category

A category is basically a class of operations. Some classic examples include "Food", "Taxes","Salary"... A category can contain other categories: it is a hierarchical structure. For example, category "transport" can contain categories "Bus", "Automotive", "plane"... Skrooge handles an infinite depth of categories.

Unit

A unit in Skrooge can be anything that has a value. Examples:

  • Currency

    • $ (US Dollar)

    • € (euro)

    • £ (Sterling Pound)

  • Stock

    • GOOG (Google)

  • Anything you own

    • Your house

    • Your car