No-Bullshit Beancount Introduction

Inspired by a Hacker News thread on GnuCash, a piece of software I used extensively for my personal finances, I had a look at beancount. It’s a plaintext accounting software with a CLI and a web interface. However, the beancount docs are maintained as Google Docs and are relatively long. I thought I’d share my experience setting up a beancount file and the basic usage so that it’s easy to dive in.