How to get a new laptop
How I did it: This morning I told my husband I was going to save for a new laptop and showed him the model I was going to save for. My husband said he wanted to help me by loaning me the money so I could have it right away (we keep our income totally separate). So I got it! It's a very basic model, which is exactly what I want. I need it to use Word and Powerpoint, that's all.
Lessons & tips: I thought about what I needed from a laptop and looked only for functionality. This way I could choose a relative cheap one which I still will be able to use for years.