There’s tons of useful, quality stuff on the web. Tamas Revoczi did the legwork for us and gives us the best:
1. OpenSource free software: open office (same stuff as Microsoft, excel,word etc., almost always compatible, free), Mozilla for great applications like firefox browser, calendars (lightning), e-mail (thunderbird), and GIMP for photo management (resizing, touch-ups etc).
3. Free antivirus for windows courtesy of grisoft.
4. Craigslist – job postings, stuff for sale that’s very inexpensive, free stuff
5. Free dating site: plentyoffish
7. Freeware/Shareware (free is usually by donation; shareware usually lets you try something for a while, then pay a reasonable price)
8. VistaPrint – free business cards, stamps, stickies