I have a MacBook and the One-to-One courses are awesome. Not sure if you're near an Apple store or not, but I have learned a lot by using them, and for $100/year, it's been totally worth it for me. I've gone to classes on stuff I didn't even think I would use (i.e. Final Cut Pro). You can go to as many or as few as you want, but to me, there is always something to learn. I guess if you've already gotten your money back, so be it, but it is a nice feature for that one on one service and attention.
Enjoy your mac.
I was just ticked off the associate who said they'd been there 4 years gave wrong us information. I think it's a good value actually. I may reconsider it. After all I haven't used a Mac as my primary computer in over 10 years come to think of it. My parents are big Apple fans. And $100 for one year doesn't sound too bad.
Do you have Microsoft Office? We're considering getting the 3 users package to already have a copy when we upgrade the wife's laptop ("lucky" me mine died first). I'm not sure I'll ever buy a PC again.
Just a thought on the data backup. There are plenty of sites that allow you to backup your data for free (depending on how many GB you need to back up) and online. The external hard drive is a good idea, but it doesn't protect you in the event of a fire, tornado, any other disaster that destroys your house and its contents.
Good point bpgui. Any particular site you recommend? What is the average monthly cost for that?
In any case also forgot to mention the 6 month car insurance renewal came in. Yay for bills. But we paid it in full and so got a discount. Time to start saving up for that again.