SHF - Requirements

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10


You must already own one of the following*:

  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2016

Note: You do not need to know how to use Microsoft Excel to use these toolkits.


Most browsers work well with our software including:

  • Internet Explorer: 7 or higher
  • Firefox: all versions
  • Google Chrome: all versions

Hardware Requirements: (With changes made to excel 2013 and 2016 we needed to increase these requirements for a better user experience, if your computer does not meet these at a minimum the system will be slow)

  • 3.4 Megahertz or higher processor (a faster chip will provide a better experience)
  • 8.0 Gigabyte of RAM memory
  • 50 megabytes of Hard Disk space

Note: We worked on speeding up these toolkits and tested on older machines with excel 2016:

  • The Debt Toolkit and Retirement Toolkit will run reasonably on a 2.0 megahertz processor with 4 Gig's of RAM
  • The Budget and Debt Toolkit is usable on 2.0 megahertz processor and 4 Gig's of Ram (50 second start up)
  • The Master Money Toolkit needs a 3.4 megahertz processor and 8.0 Gig's of RAM

In all cases a higher processor speed is always better from a user experience perspective

Recommended screen resolution:

  • 1024 x 768 or higher