Saving Money On Computer Software

September 4, 2012

A stack of CDs or DVDsDo not set up to automatically renew your computer antivirus program. My computer came with a trial of Norton Internet Protection. I signed up for a years protection when that expired. The program had installed for it to automatically renew at the end.


Well, almost a month before it was to expire, Norton charged my credit card $78. This was 3 weeks before it was to expire. I made them credit it back, not only because I felt that was too high, but also because they reset my antivirus at that time, and I was basically going to lose out on nearly a month of protection. When it was 1 day prior to expiring, I searched Norton's website, and got the same program for 1 year at a 50% savings plus 15% for being a "good" customer. I ended up saving almost $36 by just clicking the install and run buttons myself. Research before you let them just charge your card

By Cheryl from Trinity, NC

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June 13, 2008

Tips for saving money on computer software as suggested by the ThriftyFun community? Google has a whole suite of software FREE with getting a Google account, including Star Office, a good equivalent of Word.

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September 29, 2011

One of the great tools in the Windows operating system is the compatibility mode. Many people don't even realize they have this feature.


Microsoft made it pretty standard starting with Windows XP.

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April 24, 2015

I am going to start keeping track of stuff using pen and paper. I don't know any other way right now. I read about people using spreadsheets. I don't know what one looks like or even how to do one. I am trying to do home parties and want to keep track of what goes in and comes out and anything else I learn along the way.

I don't have any kind of programs on my computer right now. I am also not a fan of downloading anything either. Thank you so much.


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November 4, 20170 found this helpful

I would buy the Office Student package for your computer. This has a word document and spreadsheet in the package. The software is easy to learn and to use.


Furthermore, there are so many helpful hints online this will be a breeze to learn.

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November 5, 20170 found this helpful

We use the Google Suite and I am a teacher. It is free and works well.

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