What is Aspire Budgeting?
Learn how Aspire Budgeting works and why spreadsheets are a great way to manage your finances.
Aspire Budgeting combines brilliantly designed spreadsheets with automatic transaction importing so you can easily and intuitively track your financial life in Google Sheets. We connect your bank to your spreadsheet so that when you make a new transaction, we automatically log it in your spreadsheet.
With Aspire Budgeting, there's no need to manually import transactions or log account balances - it all happens automatically.
It works with checking accounts, savings accounts, and credit cards which makes it super convenient for you to track your entire financial life all in one place.
What's a Google Sheets Add-on?
Aspire Budgeting is a Google Sheets Add-on. This means it lives directly within Google Sheets, like this:
All of Aspire Budgeting's transaction syncing magic, subscription management, etc. happens right there in that sidebar. Accessing it is easy - after you install the Aspire Budgeting Add-on, you'll find it in the Extensions dropdown in all your Google Sheets.
How do you connect to my bank?
Aspire Budgeting connects to your bank using Plaid. Plaid is the leading software provider that enables anyone to connect their financial accounts to apps and services like Aspire Budgeting. Plaid is used by millions of people to safely connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they love and trust. Plaid never shares your data without your permission, and we don't sell or rent your financial information to outside companies.
How do you handle my data?
Aspire Budgeting takes your privacy seriously and treats your data carefully.
- Aspire Budgeting doesn't store your transactions data on our servers. Our privacy-first architecture writes your data directly to your spreadsheet.
- Aspire Budgeting never shares or sells your financial data. We are solely funded by our subscription service.
- Aspire Budgeting can't see your bank credentials or move money at your banks.
- Aspire Budgeting always uses a secure connection and your data is encrypted during transmission and at rest.
Aspire Budgeting only accesses your information to insert it into your spreadsheet. Nobody at Aspire Budgeting sees your data, and your data isn't used for any other purpose.
How do I get started?
Now that you've decided you want to give Aspire Budgeting a try, the next step is to install Aspire Budgeting in Google Sheets.
Afterwards, review our articles on installing our templates, beginning your subscription, and connecting your first account.