How to Make a Household Budget - Plus Free Spreadsheet Template

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 fastest, easiest, most accurate way to manage your financial life with the flexibility, privacy, and control of a spreadsheet.

It works by importing all your daily spending, income, debts, and account balances directly into Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

Connect all your accounts from over 21,000 banks, credit cards, brokerages, loans, and other financial sources.

Track everything in one place with optional templates for budgeting, tracking expenses, monitoring net worth, paying off debt, and more.

Get started fast with a free trial, a helpful community, U.S.-based customer support, strict privacy, and no ads. Click here to start your free trial!

What can I do with Tiller?

Use Tiller for awareness to always know what’s happening with your finances via automated spreadsheets and a daily email. Keep financially organized with everything updated in one place. Prebuilt budgets, templates, and reports help you analyze your money trends, monitor net worth, and confidently plan ahead. See how you can control spending, save more, and optimize cash flow. Collaborate effortlessly with your partner or spouse. Join the Tiller Community for new ideas and financial inspiration.

Why spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are the most flexible, customizable, and powerful tool for organizing, tracking, and making sense of your finances, no matter how simple or complicated.

Spreadsheets are trusted to run family finances as well as the biggest companies on earth. You will never outgrow a spreadsheet: you can use the same spreadsheet from college to retirement.

Spreadsheets are private – you own your data and can export it anytime. Modern cloud-based spreadsheets support secure collaboration, beautiful visualizations, powerful reports, and helpful add-ons.

How does Tiller protect my data and privacy?

Your data is encrypted in transit and at rest with bank-grade 256-bit AES encryption. By default, neither Microsoft nor Google will see your data. Tiller only has read-only access to bank data, and cannot transfer or move money. 

Your spreadsheets are private. Tiller doesn’t use or sell your financial data for targeting ads or any other purposes. Tiller works to minimize the data we collect, focusing on data essential to providing core services.

No one on Tiller’s team sees your transaction data. This data remains encrypted and private externally and internally. 

Tiller is a leader in open banking, an API-based approach where customers access their bank data without sharing usernames or passwords. 

Tiller supports 2-Step verification via Google OAuth. 

Learn more about security and privacy at Tiller.

How does Tiller make money?

One of Tiller’s core values is that our customers are not our product. Tiller is solely funded by your subscription. Unlike many personal finance services, Tiller does not sell your data to advertisers or third parties. 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.

Tiller Pricing and Free Trial FAQ

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 for Google Sheets, Tiller Money Feeds for Microsoft Excel, the Foundation Template for Google Sheets, automatic transaction categorization with AutoCat, a daily email summarizing recent transactions and balances of all linked accounts, 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.”​​

Using Tiller FAQ

Does Tiller offer customer support?

Yes! Tiller offers customer support for customers via chat widget and email. You can also ask questions and find many answers in the Tiller Community. You can review our Help Docs here. 

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 does Tiller support?

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?

New banks are added each week. 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. Learn more here. 

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 →