New to Tiller here. I’ve spent some hours now reading these forums and watching webinar videos, trying to learn as much as I can. Tiller is very powerfull and there a lot of templates and add-ons from Tiller labs. I want to start on a path that makes the most sense for me and uses the features I want.
Right now we’re living paycheck-to-payceck, and a zero-sum (envelope-style) budgeting seems to make the most sense for me, as it tells me what the money in my accounts needs to be used for and if I have enough, rather than looking at just my total balance in my bank app. It will arm me with the information I need to make discretionary decisions (yes, discretionary even for bills, can’t pay 'em all).
The Envelope Budget template seems to have been around for a while. I was learning that when I stumbled across the new Savings Budget sheet intended to be used with the Foundation Template. I’ve read the comparisons, but I’m still unsure which I should choose. I don’t want to start with one, set up my budget, categorize all transactions, and decide I don’t like it. I also don’t want to start on the Envelope Budget and down the road find out it’s superceded by Savings Budget and is no longer supported.
- What are the future plans for the Envelope Budget?
- If I categorize my transactions, can I copy/paste those into another sheet if I decide to switch up my workflow, or will that mess up the feeds, cause duplications, etc?
- Are the addons (or “Solutions”), such as Debt Planner, compatible with both the Foundation Template and the Envelope Budget Template? Whats the core part of where those Solutions draw the data from, is it just the Transactions tab, or other hidden parts as well? Some addons reference other addons.
There seems to be some fragmention in many of the features here, like where and how to setup the budgets, and I’m having trouble navigating everything.
I know this is a lot to read and take in. Thank you for this product and help.