Welcome!! I'm sure you'll find this site very informative, I know I have. Like you, I'm new to woodworking. If you're looking to buy tools, check and see if any of the Home Depots around you have any of the Ridgid TS 3660s left. They are clearing them out for $399 and you can get 10% off for opening a new credit account. Another money saving tip is to go to the Post Office and grab a handful of the moving kits. Each one contains a coupon for 10% off a purchase at Lowes.
I also heard at another site that some of the Home Depots will offer a 50% discount fro one item if you open the credit account. That doesn't work here in the Northeast, but I've been told that it sometimes works out west