After his dog destroyed his favorite sweater, Peter begins to reflect on the opportunity cost of that $100 spent to replace it. He shares some insights about how to think about opportunity cost so you can make your money work toward your #1 goal.
Peter shares a simple but powerful formula for knowing how much to save to retire, and how much you can safely withdraw before you do, so you’re all set when you don’t need to work anymore.
There are many perks to working from home for yourself, but how does that complicate your taxes? In this post we share a strategy for pulling together your tax information to help you share your financial data with an accountant.
Are you prepared to file your taxes? Spreadsheets are a powerful and flexible tool that can help you with tax preparation. Here we share a few tips and tricks for getting it all organized.
It’s pretty awesome that Tiller automatically pulls your data into a spreadsheet and gives you a few built in charts, but what else can you do? In this post we explore how to add basic charts to visualize your spending.
Tim guides us through setting up a very basic Google Sheets QUERY to analyze spending on medical expenses for 2016.
Using a spreadsheet to track your investment portfolio? Check out this awesome built in feature of Google Sheets to quickly and automatically get your portfolio data into a spreadsheet.
As a culture we tend to accumulate stuff. Clothes, books, and gadgets, but where does it all go and why do we hoard it? Peter reflects on this habitual cycle and shares some ideas for how to learn to let go of the “cake.”
We've made it to the end of January, but are we still just as motivated about our financial goals? Peter share some insights into helping us stay on track and make progress.
Heather started her career thinking she’d follow the tradition of giving back after she spent her youth and middle age focused on making money. Then she decided to turn that model on its head. Read her story in this week’s Tiller blog.
Cash spending is still spending and we like to track it! We've put together some quick and easy steps for how to get your cash spending into your Tiller Sheet more efficiently, and from your smart phone too!
We’ve partnered with Lauren and Mark Greutman, longtime spreadsheet fans, to bring you a new budgeting template. With a focus on frugal living centered on your values, you can quickly set up your budget and track your progress.
The new year is about goal setting, right? Money is often part of our most important dreams. Peter shares four easy tips to help you improve your financial well being so you can make progress toward achieving those goals in 2017.
If we have more money in our accounts, we’re definitely better off and more financially secure, right? Peter once again touches on the myths around financial freedom and spending after a conversation with a friend who manages more than $1 billion in assets for several wealthy families.
Heather is traveling, working and volunteering abroad for a few months and shares some of her experiences. While living in Nicaragua she questions how we define the worth of things and how tracking her spending has allowed her to realize where her priorities are.
We’ve been asked quite often whether we offer a budgeting feature in any of our templates. The first of our new budgeting features is one that we’re now sharing from Derek Olsen with How Do I Money. This template is live with Tiller, and in this week’s blog Derek shares his experiences with budgeting and using this template.
We all want to bury our head in the sand when it comes to our finances at some point in life. That’s totally understandable and okay, but achieving our goals and living our dreams means we have to pay attention. Peter shares his thoughts on how to regain financial focus in just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
How much did you spend on food last month? How can you tell whether you spent more on fast food, restaurants or groceries? We understand the desire to be detailed so we put together this quick how-to on using subcategories in your Tiller Sheet for a more detailed spend analysis.
We’re all somewhat hardwired to want more, more, more even when we have enough or even more than enough. Peter shares his thoughts about how having “just one” helps him find balance and overcome that desire for more.
We’re often so eager to upgrade our cars, homes and devices. What’s driving this desire and why does it feel so good when we make the plunge? Heather shares her thoughts on her own recent upgrade experience