I started monitoring the finances at the beginning of this year. Now I switched to KDE for just one application: Karm, the personal time tracker. It can be configured so it counts time for each project basing on the currently active desktop. I feel a bit dizzy in KDE. I haven't been using it for two years now and I have to get used to it again. To tell the truth, KDE is faster than GNOME, especially their file managers differ.
People have told me that writing down all the income and expenses didn't work for them. Well, it did work for me so far. I'm looking forward to the time monitoring by Karm. I'll finally get to know how much time I spend on each project.