Google Sheets Budgets
Tiller offers two automated budgets for Google Sheets.
Both are included with your Tiller subscription.
Your Budget, Your Plan
Resources for Budgeting in a Spreadsheet
A budget is simply a plan to help you understand income and expenses.
It shows what you can afford to spend and save. It helps you plan for the future, and helps you better understand how to reach your financial goals.
There’s no wrong way to budget, as long as you’re tracking your spending versus income while accounting for where every dollar goes.
Apps can be useful when you start budgeting.
But many people quickly grow out of apps when they want more flexibility, insight and control of their budget.
That’s because spreadsheets bring together a number of features not found in any single app.
Spreadsheets remain the most popular tool for making a budget.
Perhaps surprisingly, modern cloud-based spreadsheets like Google Sheets and Excel are an increasingly popular option for budgeting. (Here at Tiller, our largest customer cohort is younger than 34.)
Survey: What tool do you use to manage your budget?
Why are spreadsheets the most powerful and flexible tool for making and maintaining a budget?
The people most engaged with their finances prefer to budget in a spreadsheet, because of their flexibility, simplicity, ease of collaboration, limitless customization, and control.
In a recent Tiller survey, 8 out of 10 people who switched from a personal finance app to a spreadsheet said they felt more in control, kept better track of spending, and enjoyed more flexible reporting.
89% say they feel more control over how they spend their money.
92% said that they’re more aware of spending their money.
81% said that switching gave them more customizable reporting.
Spreadsheets Pick Up Where Apps Leave Off
Top Reasons People Prefer to Budget With a Spreadsheet
Simple to start, can scale as needed over time.
Total control of spending and income categories.
Easy to connect to other templates and tools.
Calculations can be made directly in the spreadsheet.
Cloud-based spreadsheets are very easy to share.
1000's of templates & add-ons to extend functionality.
Flexibility to set up your own budget and workflow.
Use built-in or custom reports, charts, and tables.
Easily mix and manipulate data from several sources.
Articles and Resources to Help You Budget in a Spreadsheet
Tiller automates spreadsheets by feeding daily account data from 18,000 banks, credit cards and other sources directly into Google Sheets and Excel. How Tiller Works →
Over the past couple of years, we’ve written hundreds of articles about budgeting in Google Sheets. Now we’ve started writing tips for budgeting in Excel.
The following articles will help you budget in a spreadsheet.
How to Think About Budgeting
Budgeting Core Concepts
Popular Budgeting Systems
Google Spreadsheet Budget Skills
Tips for Budgeting in Google Sheets
How to Collaborate With Your Spreadsheet
Sharing Your Budget
Seeing is Believing
Google Sheet Visualizations, Charts, Reports, and Tables
Spreadsheet Tips and Tricks
Do More With Your Tiller Budget Spreadsheet
Spreadsheet Tips and Tricks