I posted a few days ago about buying a powermac. Anyway, I have another question for the MacRumors forum. My husband (who will actually hand over the credit card) is starting grad school in a few days. I plan to become a part-time digital graphic design student in the summer term building credits for a certificate. In the meantime I continue to self-teach (am working on PHP and MySQL right now). Ultimately I would like to charge for web design as a part time gig, and I may even try to do a few paying project in the coming months. So what do people think about these options: 1. Purchase my/our setup using his student discount? What are the ethical ramifications - technically we are both students, he's official now and I will be part-time soon - but I also hope to charge for services in the near future, services built using this setup. That feels kind of dubious to me, but at some point the manufacturer has got to expect that the student will become a professional - or is there a professional license upgrade that you can buy? (Also, the intent seems to be to try to assist people who are studying, and not having their bills picked up by employers, so that good equipment is more affordable.) 2. Set up my own company and purchase equipment through the company so that I can offset the tax? I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts on both the ethical and financial considerations. I don't want to do anything dishonest, but I don't want to pay too much either!