DIY Financial Planning

This is a category-wise listing of do-it-yourself (DIY) financial planning resources available at freefincal. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try the search option in the middle of the right panel. If it is not there too, please leave a comment.

Flagship DIY Calculators/articles

Contented investing

Contended investing is a style of investing I strongly believe in and would like to promote using this blog. Here are few articles that will explain this idea better.

Insurance Calculators

Follow a ‘Need-based  approach’. One of the most comprehensive available online.

Are you in your 20s, just starting out on a job? Are you married with no children yet? You want to buy a term insurance policy but confused about how much to get insured for?If you have said yes to any of the above questions, here is a simple insurance calculator that would suit you.

This calculator allows you to determine:1. Paid-up value

  1. Guaranteed Surrender value
  2. Special Surrender value

Financial Planning Calculators

Goal-based investing is central to personal financial planning and a key aspect of personal finance. Here is a list of articles, and tools on goal-based investing.

Portfolio Management Calculators

3. DIY Financial Planning Guide

Investment Calculators

List of available investment calculators:


Here is a list of unique loan and mortgage calculators for you to plan your finances.

FD, RD, Debt Mutual Fund

Here is a list of calculators and resources related to fixed deposit (FD), recurring deposit (RD) and debt mutual funds.

1. Fixed Deposit and Recurring Deposit Calculators

2. Debt Mutual Fund vs. Fixed Deposit Calculators

Register for the Hyderabad DIY Investor Workshop Nov 27th 2016

Check out the latest mutual fund returns listing


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Practical advice + calculators for you to develop personalised investment solutions

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4 thoughts on “DIY Financial Planning

  1. Karthik Rao

    Hello Mr Pattabiraman Sir

    You are indeed a true genius, working at IIT afterall.. In addition, I would genuinely like to thank you for demystifying the world of finace through this indeed exceptional and excellent website... For someone who could never find enough time to penetrate the financial world depths and jargon, this website has helped me understand a fair bit till date.. Also the spreadsheets that you have found time to prepare and share is indeed very generous on your part.

    I was wanting to drop you a feedback since sometime now, but better late than never.. Once again, a heartfelt thank you.

  2. Vikas Das

    Hi, very informative article.
    I am 28 years old and I am searching for good investment options. I just came to know about peer to peer lending as an emerging platform in India and wanted your views on that.


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