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Frequently Asked Questions About Tiller

Get quick answers to your Tiller questions in the FAQs gathered below. You can also contact our support team with specific questions, or find answers in the Tiller Community.

What is Tiller?

Tiller is the only personal finance service for Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Tiller links your banks with your spreadsheets and imports all your daily spending, income, transfers, and account balances with a click. Your Tiller subscription includes easy, flexible templates for tracking budgets, expenses, cash flow, and net worth.

How does Tiller link banks with spreadsheets?

You initially authenticate your financial accounts from the secure Tiller Console. You then install the Tiller Money Feeds add-on for Google Sheets and the Tiller Money Feeds add-on for Microsoft Excel to link your authenticated accounts to your spreadsheets. Most of your bank feed settings can then be managed directly from Google Sheets or Excel.

What can I do with Tiller?

Tiller makes it easy for you to track all your finances in one place, with your own private spreadsheets. Flexible templates help you track spending, make a budget, monitor your net worth, payoff debt, and plan your retirement and financial future. A quick morning email shows your recent transactions and balances. And you can share your spreadsheets and collaborate on your finances with your spouse or financial planner.

Why did Tiller automate spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are the most trusted, customizable, and powerful tool for organizing and analyzing financial data, including personal finances. Spreadsheets can be used to track your money from college to retirement. Plus, spreadsheets are private. You always own your data in a spreadsheet, and can export it anytime. Finally, modern cloud-based spreadsheets support secure collaboration, beautiful visualizations, powerful reports, and helpful add-ons.

How does Tiller protect my data and privacy?

Tiller follows industry-leading protocols for protecting your privacy and the security of your data. Tiller doesn’t sell your financial data, period. Learn more about security and privacy at Tiller.

How does Tiller make money?

Tiller is solely funded by your subscription. Unlike many personal finance services, Tiller does not sell your data to advertisers or third parties. Our customers are not our product. Detailed privacy policy → 

When was Tiller founded and where is it based?

Tiller was founded in 2016 in Seattle by Peter Polson. Today Tiller thrives with an all-remote U.S.-based team in North Carolina, Washington, California, Colorado, Florida, and Vermont.

How much is a Tiller subscription?

After a 30-day free trial, Tiller is $79/year – just $6.58/month. Click here to start your free trial. 

How does Tiller’s free trial work?

Tiller is completely free for your first 30 days. Your card isn’t charged until the end of your trial. You can easily cancel anytime. Your trial subscription isn’t limited or throttled in any way. If you cancel your trial, any data or Tiller templates you’ve imported are yours to keep. Click here to start your free trial.

What’s included with a Tiller subscription?

Your annual Tiller subscription includes Tiller Money Feeds, the Foundation Template, automatic transaction categorization with AutoCat, a daily email summarizing all your recent transactions and balances, access to the Tiller Community, U.S.-based customer support, and dozens of free Tiller Community Solutions templates. Click here to start your free trial. 

Why do I have to enter my credit card to start a free trial?

Security is our most important concern. We validate your credit card as one of several steps in confirming ownership of your financial accounts. Your card is never charged until the end of your trial, and you can easily cancel anytime. Click here to start your free trial. 

How do I cancel my trial without getting charged?

Simply log in to the Tiller console and click cancel. Quick and easy.

What if I forget to cancel and my card is charged?

No problem – our customer support team will reverse the charge and cancel your Tiller subscription.

Why should I pay for Tiller when other services are free?

While other tools monetize by showing ads and selling your data, Tiller is solely supported by your subscription. We do not sell ads or mine your financial information. As Tiller customer Maggie M. writes, “If a product is free, then you are the product – which is exactly what I don’t want when it comes to money. That’s why I’m happy to pay for Tiller.”​​

Does Tiller offer customer support? 

Tiller offers top-rated, U.S.-based customer support via chat widget and email. You can also ask questions and find many answers in the Tiller Community. Tiller offers an extensive library of Help Docs

How many spreadsheets can I automate with Tiller?

Link and automated up to five spreadsheets at a time. Use one sheet to budget, another for freelance income, another for tracking net worth – whatever’s best for you. You can mix and match ou can manually unlink and re-link additional spreadsheets if you need them.

How many bank accounts can I connect to my spreadsheets with Tiller?

With Tiller, you can link unlimited personal accounts owned by you to your spreadsheets.

How many banks are compatible with Tiller?

Tiller imports data each day from over 21,000 credit unions, banks, credit cards, mortgages, loans, brokerages, and other financial sources.

What banks and financial institutions are supported by Tiller?

In our experience, the best way to know for certain if your account is compatible with Tiller is by testing it with a free trial. You can easily cancel if your bank isn’t supported. New banks are added each week.

Do I need to use a US-based institution with Tiller?

We currently support US-based banks only. However, in some cases, non-US-based financial institutions will work with Tiller’s aggregation services. 
The exception is UK-based banks, which are currently incompatible with Tiller’s data provider. 

How do I add someone else or share my account?

You can easily share access to your Tiller spreadsheet with your spouse or financial planner. And you don’t need to pay extra to do so. Simply use the built-in sharing, permissions, and collaboration features of Google Sheets and Excel online. Learn more