This is one of those everyone knows, but everyone forgets things: I was buying a program today, and literarily as I was about to hit the accept button, I wondered to myself, “Does this company have an educational discount?” Guess what they did. A $30 program, became $20. Often this is hidden, companies are not into advertising this. But you would be surprised how often you can get a significant discount for working in education. Of course this is also true of hardware as well.