You’re not alone if you’ve been faced with this dilemma: The kids are now schooling from home and each need a computer to attend classes and get work done, yet budgets are tight because of a lost job or reduced hours because of the pandemic.
To complicate matters further, parents may also be working from home this fall, and they, too, need a computer to get things done. And it may be your responsibility to pick one up in this B.Y.O.D. (“bring your own device”) work world we’re in today.
Understandably, you might not be able to afford a fancy new computer for everyone in the home. If taking turns with a desktop or laptop isn’t a viable option, the following are a few suggestions and workarounds that won’t break the bank.
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