You must remember this: Keep your computer alive longer with cheap memory

There is at least one benefit to this recession: We may have less money, but frequently, things are cheaper.

That's the thinking behind a new Time magazine series called "Recession Shopping," which highlights 10 items we should all be considering buying, and I stopped short when I saw . All I could think was, "So that's why it was so cheap."

Last fall, I bought a new computer at Best Buy for a pretty amazing price ($500), given that it included the monitor and printer. But soon I found out that I got what I paid for.