This site is part advice column, part development blog. We mostly post original content about fairness and sharing easily with roommates, friends, and travel companions. Our content often appears on Forbes or BostInno and has also appeared on MSNBC and AskMen.com. Splitwise.com is our main project – a platform for tracking relational finance. It’s currently in beta, and we are tweaking and adding features aggressively, which we will also write about here.
Splitwise’s mission is to make shared living and travel easier by providing neutral advice, fair judgement, and simplified expense sharing through web-based tools, calculators, and blog content like you see here.
It started with Jon’s rent-splitting calculator: a simple tool for determining what’s fair when dividing up the rent for an apartment. Eventually, though, we realized that what we wanted was a way to keep track of all kinds of expenses that are shared: rent, bills, travel IOUs, and other random transactions. It seemed like everyone we knew had their own way of tracking debts, with notes on the refrigerator and complicated Excel spreadsheets. There had to be a better solution.
And so we built Splitwise – our humble attempt to solve the problem of managing household and other shared expenses. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer, and we look forward to improving Splitwise in the months and years to come.
It’s a lot of work to write a blog, as it turns out! Special thanks to the following editors and contributors.