Here are some resources that you may find helpful while exploring your personal finance situation. They are in Microsoft Excel format and free for you to use.
Household Budget Form:
Use this form as a starting point as you try to get your finances under control. Change it as your life needs change. Just make sure you do a monthly budget!
Compound Interest Calculator:
This form will be very helpful in calculating the value of investments, especially when planning for retirement. This form can help you find the future value of a lump sum, or the value of a portfolio with a steady stream of deposits over many years.
Basic Investing Terms:
This page will help boil down some of the most common terms in the investing world.
Weighted Average Interest Rate Calculator:
This tool helps you determine what interest rate you are paying on a group of loans as a whole.
These forms are designed to help you understand the cost of borrowing money.