Looking for some tools to help plan for Financial Independence and Life? Why not swipe some ideas from the following spreadsheets?  

Financial Independence and Seeking Happiness Tools
Tool What is it \ Post File (Format)
Last Updated MM/YY

Financial Independence Time Line Planner
Financial Timeline Plan of the next 40+ years

Add in house costs, pensions, living costs, investments, % returns and % inflation to see a graphical projection of your finances
Financial Time Line Planner.xlsm (Excel) 02/14
ISS - Investment Stock Screener and PE10 Calculations
A tool that downloads up to 3000 stocks from and screens them for good earnings and return on capital

- Averaged PE10 Market and commodity information
- Value stock screener on 'Live' data
- Individual stock interrogator
Stock Screener.xlsm (Excel) 05/14
Mortgage Versus Renting

A tool to investigate mortgage costs versus renting and saving to buy outright.

A tool to look at the option of buying versus renting - somewhat superseded by the more advanced financial timeline planner
MortgageVsRenting.xlsx (Excel 05/14)
Where to live evaluator

What could one consider when choosing a place to live how do you rate its location, size etc?

- Add your criteria and weight their importance
- Add your places to live
- Score your places versus the criteria
- Look at the results! 
(Excel 12/14)

Unavoidable legal bit: These personal life, finance tools, calculators and check lists are for information only, and I take no responsibility for any decisions you make based on them. If you spot any bugs, please email me or leave a comment below.

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