Do you know what you spend per day on average?
Are you spending more or less than you used to? Why is your spending going up and down? How does your daily spending impact your long-term financial goals?
Understanding your daily spending can help you fine-tune your budget for long-term success.
To make this easier, a Tiller Community member created a quick way for you to visualize your average daily spending trends in an Average Daily Spending Trends Google Sheet.
Getting the Spending Trends Sheet Into Your Google Sheet
You can quickly add this sheet to any Tiller spreadsheet that has a Transactions sheet using the Tiller Community Solutions add-on.
Customizing the Spending Trends Sheet
Once you’ve added the Spending Trends sheet it should immediately begin working. There isn’t any additional configuration required, but there are some things you can do to customize the sheet.
Choosing the Time Period and Number of Periods
You can choose to review your average daily spending across weeks (starting on Sunday or Monday), months, quarters, or years.
You can choose how many periods you’d like to be displayed in the chart.
You can adjust this at any time to review various time periods and get a sense of how your average daily spending is changing.
After a time period is chosen and the number of periods is set, you’ll see the average daily spending per period amount, total spending in that period, and number of days in the period.
Below that, you’ll see a chart that shows your spending for each day across the number of periods, and period type chosen, against your average for those periods.
Choosing a Different Chart Type
If you’d rather see your daily spending against your average daily spending as a bar chart with a line you can edit the chart and change it to a combo chart.
There may be some other charts you can experiment with, but the line chart and the combo chart seem to work best.