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Jelly Fin: Ok, we're going Open Source

Ok, after much encouragement from the community, Jelly Fin is now Open-Source. At the time of this writing, it's very rudimentary.

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A simple way to manage your finances with forecasting. We should automate our money, not make it automate us.

Jelly Fin

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Finances are hard. It's one of the first adulting things everyone has to wrestle with. So, let's make it easy and automate it. Over the course of several years, my wife and I have tracked our finances using a forecasting method and had done it all within a spreadsheet. The time came where I wanted to take this concept and make it mobile using serverless architecture and clean design.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.


Installing and Running

  1. Clone the repo.
  2. Run npm install to cover any dependencies.

Common Issues:

If installation isn't working for you, check the following:

  1. Your version of node (v 8.x.x) & npm(v…

Discussion (5)

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Liana Felt (she/her)

Yay! Congrats!!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Nice! What's the inspiration/story behind the name?

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Jonathan Irvin Author

Interesting that you asked. :) My wife's name is Kelly, so Jonathan + Kelly = Jelly. And Fin is the shortened name for Finances.

Jelly Fin is the name we ended up with for the app.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome!! That's a great way of naming it. :)

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo, I'm excited by this!