I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.
I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.
Why doesn't everyone do personal accounting?
I think I've discovered why some people don't do personal accounting, and just look at their bank statements/balances each month to judge their financial position. It's because spending half a day working through a huge pile of receipts, invoices, and statements is dull.
Dull dull dull dull dull.
Even so, I still find the benefits of personal accounting far outweighs the effort involved. I'm not going to let a meager 2 inch stack of unprocessed papers stop me.