S2E06 Thorn EMI Home Financial Management – Supplement

This episode features Home Financial Management, originally released in 1982 by Thorn EMI.

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Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the liner for the plastic case:

TEHFM Case Liner

 

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TEHFM Ad

 

Home Financial Management in Action

Setup Program

Booting the setup program:

TEHFM S Boot 1

 

Entering the date (it is not Y2K compliant so use a day compatible year such as 1987 for 2015):

TEHFM S Date

 

Pre-menu menu.  Set the start fiscal month, or reset data for a new year:

TEHFM S Menu Setup

 

Seeing the first budget (fiscal) month:

TEHFM S Fiscal

 

Setup  main menu:

TEHFM S Main Menu

 

Module 1 – List categories

Listing of selected categories.  Income categories are denoted with + and expense (cost) categories with a -:

TEHFM S 1 List

 

Module 2 – Enter or change budget

Changing a budget involves selecting the category, and tying the new amount.  To span all months from the currently displayed through end of fiscal year, precede input with a *:

TEHFM S 2 Chance

 

Module 3 – Delete, change, enter or select category

First choose the function from the sub menu:

TEHFM S submenu

 

Delete a category by selecting it and pressing DELETE.  There is no confirmation, so be careful:

TEHFM S 3 Delete

 

Change a category by selecting it, typing the new name, then choosing Income or Cost:

TEHFM S 3 Change

 

Adding (Entering) a new category is just like changing one, except you type the new name on the blank line at the top.  Choose Income or Cost after pressing RETURN to accept the name:

TEHFM S 3 Enter

 

Selecting categories for inclusion is done by selecting each one and press RETURN to select it.  An ATASCII circle will appear next to each one that is selected:

TEHFM S 3 Select

 

Module 4 – Change opening balance

Change the opening balance by typing the new balance in.  After pressing RETURN you can repeat the process or use ESC to return to the menu:

TEHFM S 4 OpenBal

 

Module 5 – Clear categories

Wow, a confirmation prompt.  Confirmations are used sparingly in this program.  Press Y to clear all the selected categories:

TEHFM S 5 Clear

 

Module 6 – Finish Run

When completing setup, use this to save your budget and category data.  First give your data set a name:

TEHFM S Finish 1

 

Prep the cassette tape:

TEHFM S Finish 2

 

After the save completes, the program dumps out (at least in emulation), but not to BASIC.  It appears to disable the cartridge before exiting:

TEHFM S Finish Err

 

Main Program

Booting the main program:

TEHFM Boot 1

 

Enter the date (not Y2K compliant, must use a day compatible year in the accepted range: 1987 for 2015):

TEHFM Boot 2

 

Prepare to load your data:

TEHFM Boot 3

 

Loading your data:

TEHFM Boot 4

 

Main Menu:

TEHFM Main Menu

 

Module 1 – List Categories

Lists all selected categories.  Income categories denoted with +, expense (cost) categories denoted with -:

TEHFM S List

 

Module 2 – Enter or change actual

Changing actual amounts for categories.   Do this once a month after calculating your totals with some other method (calculator).  Defaults to current month:

TEHFM S 2 1

 

Adjusted amounts for a month:

TEHFM S 2 2

 

Module 3 – Enter or change budget

This is the same as the budget definition in the setup program.  Defaults to the current month:

TEHFM M 2 3

 

Module 4 – Delete, change, or enter category

The submenu for delete, change or enter:

TEHFM M 4 submenu

 

Delete, select and press delete.  No confirmation so be careful:

TEHFM M 4 Delete

 

Changing an entry name.  Select and start typing.  After RETURN is pressed, choose I for Income, or C for Cost (Expense):

TEHFM M 4 Change

 

Adding a new category.  Just start typing on the blank line.  After pressing RETURN, press I for Income or C for Cost (Expense):

TEHFM M 4 New

 

Module 5 – Change opening balance

Just start typing to change the opening balance.  After pressing RETURN, the balance is updated, and the prompt remains so you can re-enter it if needed:

TEHFM M OpenBal

 

Module 6 – Analyse Data

There are 7 options for analyzing data (reporting), presented through a sub menu:

 

TEHFM M 6 submenu

 

1 – Income by month and category:

First choose to send output to screen or printer:

TEHFM Analyse Submenu

 

  1. Select month:

TEHFM M 6 1 1

2. Report showing difference in dollars:

TEHFM 6 1 2

 

3. Report showing difference in percent:

TEHFM M 6 1 3

 

2 – Income for year to date:

First choose to send output to screen or printer:

TEHFM M 6 2 1

  1. Showing the difference in dollars:

TEHFM M 6 2 2

 

2. Showing the difference in percent:

TEHFM M 6 2 3

 

3 – Costs by month and category:

First choose to send output to screen or printer:

TEHFM M 6 3 1

  1. Showing the difference in dollars:

TEHFM M 6 3 2

 

2. Showing the difference in percent:

TEHFM M 6 3 3

 

4 – Costs for year to date:

First choose to send output to screen or printer:

TEHFM M 6 4 1

 

  1. Showing the difference in dollars:

TEHFM M 6 4 2

 

2. Showing the difference in percent:

TEHFM M 6 4 3

 

5 – One category for 12 months:

  1. Choose type of report:

TEHFM M 6 5 1

 

2. Enter the category number.  Prompt will appear when you start typing or if you press ESC:

TEHFM M 6 5 2

 

3. Showing the difference in dollars for each month:

TEHFM M 6 5 3

 

4. Showing the difference in percent for each month:

TEHFM M 6 5 4

 

4. Choosing a bar chart.  Data is sorted first:

TEHFM M 6 5 B 1

 

5. Bar chart is presented:

TEHFM M 6 5 B 2

 

6 – Cash flow:

  1. Choose type of report:

TEHFM M 6 6 1

 

2. Showing the difference by month in dollars:

TEHFM M 6 6 2

 

3. Showing the difference by month in percentage:

TEHFM M 6 6 3

 

4. Showing the data in bar chart form:

TEHFM M 6 6 B

 

7 – Balance by month:

First choose the type of report:

TEHFM M 6 7 1

 

  1. Showing the difference in dollars by month:

TEHFM M 6 7 2

 

2. Showing the difference in percent by month:

TEHFM M 6 7 3

 

3. Showing the data in bar chart form:

TEHFM M 6 7 B

 

Module 7 – Finish Run

First give a name for the data to be saved.  It is not a filename, but is written into the data that is saved as an identifier.  Don’t overwrite the tape you loaded from in case you want to revert a change:

TEHFM M 7 1

 

And boo, it failed to save (at least under emulation).  It failed right after pressing RETURN before activating the cassette:

TEHFM M 7 2

 

Files

There are no files to speak of as this was distributed on cassette tape and store its data on cassette tape as well.

 

Printing

Income for month by category:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-1.pdf

Income for year to date:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-2.pdf

Cost for month by category:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-3.pdf

Cost for year to date:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-4.pdf

Category by month:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-5.pdf

Cash Flow:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-6.pdf

Balance by month:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/s2e06-prt-m-6-7.pdf

 

Instructions

Scanned Manual download: https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/home_financial_management_thorn_emi.pdf

 

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Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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