Honestly, if you're looking to better yourself do some personal finance research. Lots of free stuff on the internet that can get you basic lessons, but quick books and enter all your bank statements. Or if you're cheap you can start with a spreadsheet.
Figure out where your money is going and then apply strategies to stretch it further. You'll probably need it if you're going to be laid up awhile. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
All the best.