I never have to reinvent the wheel. And as a professional accountant, you can imagine how many different "wheels" I use every day! Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Forecasts, Time Sheets, Break_Even Analyses, Margin Calculations, Business Plans, etc, etc. When using your own prior work as a financial template, you get another benefit _ you are so familiar with the template that it takes you no time to figure out how to use it. And each time you refine it just a little bit more. So pretty soon your templates run like a Swiss watch! All the bugs have been worked out, you have tested it with many different clients and many different business scenarios and you know you have something you can depend on. Financial Templates as Tools _ For someone who is not a finance professional, financial templates serve a slightly different purpose. They still save time, of course, but they also provide a tool that person would have to pay someone else to develop.
Vision board _ Instead of cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them to poster board _ which is a great activity in itself when you want to do this _ find royalty_free photos online, buy pictures through websites that sell them, or do some cutting_and_pasting from online magazines (which you can do by using the "PrtScrn" key on your keyboard, "Paste"ing into PowerPoint, and then cropping only what you want for your vision board). Stack the pictures into one slide. "Bring to Front" and "Send to Back" individual photos to layer them; tilt them different ways for the appearance of pictures askew on poster board. When you have the "vision board" looking the way you want, "Group" everything together and "Save As Picture" onto your hard drive. If you want your digital vision board to be portable so you can carry your vision board with you at all times, upload the graphic you created to your mobile device.