I’ve started a grad school program in finance, and while I’m currently learning the basics, I will eventually start to do some financial modelling.
That leads me to a few questions for the Tiller community: i.) What advice would you give someone who’s learning how to model in MS Excel? ii.) What are some of the functionalities that you wish Excel had that Google Sheets does have, and are there ways around these shortcomings? iii.) What are some of the more essential functions in Excel (besides TVM functions) that I ought to get under my belt? iv.) Any best practices or other advice that you’d like to share to a budding modeler?
There’s a lot of really capable folks out there in the Tiller Community, and I thought I’d pick your brains so that I can keep your advice in mind when learning how to model. This should pay dividends in return, because I hope that I can take some of the ideas or spreadsheets that are currently in Sheets and convert them into quality Excel products. That should benefit the Tiller community on the whole.
I can’t wait to hear your advice, opinions, and ideas for best practices!