Jacob Kaplan-Moss

8 items tagged “finance”

📌 Tiller

Like Mint &c, but syncs financial data to Google Sheets instead of a web app. I’m a huge fan of Sheets: it’s a far more powerful product than you’d think, with strong scripting support and a pretty easy API. Using it for my own financial analysis seems perfect, looking forward to giving this a try. #

📌 What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

Great visualization. Our brains how trouble with orders of magnitude; this helps. #

📌 The Money Meltdown

Really good roundup of links to info about what the fuck’s going on. #

📌 [PDF] ABS and CDOs: Record Performance Continues

A JP Morgan prospectus from December 2004 covering CDOs. This actually explains pretty well why these investments were so hot: BBB-class CDOs were paying out at 3% above LIBOR (about 8% total). That’s an amazing return on something rated so well. I’d have bought, too. #

📌 Buying a Car: Introduction [Fool.com: Buying a Car]

The usual excellent advice from the Fool, this time on buying a car. I’m not sure I’m enough of a hard-ass to follow this advice 100%, but it’s nonetheless great. #

📌 Wheaties for Your Wallet » Blog Archive » Your bank has a REST API now (shhh! — don’t tell them)

Wesabe now has an API. Wahoo! #

📌 django-beancounter - Google Code

Cute name; cool tool. #

📌 Wesabe

Fucking incredible; I’ve been wanting an app like this for years. Well done! #