Things break. Sometimes you need a different thing for a task or job you need to do, sometimes your trusty work laptop just doesn't cut it. I am not planning on getting a new laptop at the moment, but my trusty x230 might break at some point in the near future (and I need something with a good amount of ram as 16GB is just on the limit of being okay for what I do). Ideally I want something really fancy, but at the moment, I can's afford it.
I'm a disabled trans+enby artist, software developer, maker, my pronouns are she/her (they/them ok). I have a chronic fatigue condition which interferes with my job as a senior software developer. I do freelance gigs; They keep me alive for the moment, but I'd like to save a bunch of money to realize a much improved living condition with my partners. Meanwhile, I keep paying "adhd tax" and "disability tax": Things I have to spend money on that an abled-body person would not need to. I expect this to be as high as 1/4th of my monthly income. I would like to have some sort of safety net from supporters, so I can focus on more awesome things. I do acrylic pouring art and a lot of other things; currently I re-discovered a lot of old games from the MS-DOS era.