“I love being able to access our family’s finances through Tiller anywhere I can log into Google”

Tiller Spreadsheeting Bliss

As a personal finance junkie and spreadsheet enthusiast, I’ve been using Tiller since 2017 and have been using it ever since.

For years I used my own spreadsheets, manually inputting transactions. Then I “graduated” to Quicken and had a love-hate relationship (mostly hate) with the program.

But I wanted something I could access anywhere, that gave me the freedom to customize my own reporting and dashboards when managing my family’s finances.

Coming from Corporate Finance I needed the ability to create a P&L for our family, in the same manner, companies have P&Ls. Enter Tiller.

I’ll admit, I don’t love Google Sheets. But I do love being able to access our family’s finances through Tiller anywhere I can log into my Google account.

I’ve recommended friends to Tiller and do not see myself moving away from it. Many thanks to the Tiller team for all their support!

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Travis Barron

Travis Barron

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  1. Travis, this is awesome to hear. I’m a recent Tiller user having used my own sheet for quite a few years. Apart from the timing and order of events, (I learned to hate Quicken before starting my own sheet. Data loss, poor licensing model, etc.), our stories are very similar. I’ve started and run several businesses and having the freedom to treat my household finances as I would business finances is a true boon.

    Thank you Tiller! (for saving me so much time in the grunt work of transactions and categorization)

  2. Thanks @ken.barker. I’m glad you’re enjoying Tiller :slight_smile:

    And thank you @jtbarron for sharing your story here. I hope it’s inspiring to many more! :star_struck:

  3. Avatar for randy randy says:

    Thanks for sharing @jtbarron and @ken.barker. It’s wonderful to hear that Tiller is making a difference and capably filling a need for your both.

  4. Hello there!
    My first post on this forum. As a personal finance nerd, I’m not sure how I missed that this product existed. I’ve been a MS Money then Quicken user for ~20 years or more. I actually do an annual scan of the market to find something that will replace Quicken and, by God, I think I’ve finally found it with Tiller. This has never showed up anywhere in my searches before this year so y’all have been running a nice little covert op over here…or my search skills suck.

    Anyway, I’ve essentially been glued to my computer for the last 18 hours setting this up as soon as I found it. The idea of being able to do this in spreadsheets is thrilling to me because Quicken has become such a bloated program that it’s become extremely inefficient to use. I don’t want to hate on them too much because they served a niche no one else did for many years and they served me well, but glad to move on.

    Also, my first foray into Google sheets. I would prefer Excel just because I have a 365 sub and everything else I do is there so looking forward to that development this year.

  5. I’ve tried a couple other budgeting apps in the past, which are just mobile Apps.
    Doesn’t matter if the Apps are Mobile/Desktop/Web Apps. If it is built as an App, it offers specific things. So, there’s no scope for customization to match our needs.

    But with Spreadsheets, we’re in total control.

    And no matter how many analytical tools we have, nothing beats a simple spreadsheet for ad-hoc requirements.

    To top it all, the templates shared by the Tiller team and the Tiller Community Solutions are a boon.

    So far, my experience with the Tiller spreadsheeting has been really good.

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