Billmonk woes and a rudimentary solution

Over the past few weeks, I along with my roommates have been using Billmonk to track our expenses. Unfortunately, the sites uptime has been very bad lately. Heck, it won’t even allow adding new expenses anymore (as of 27-Aug-2012). I was very skeptical if the site will totally be abandoned in the near future. Hence, i decided to look around if there is a way to export the data we have been storing in it and voila! there is a way to export it. You can export your data in XML among other formats. Now, I had the data in hand but no easy way to summarize the expenses. So, I thought I would parse it and summarize the data. Feel free to go through the code, use it and let me know if there are any mistakes.