Well, I'm not a pro and can't justify $1,300 on calibration. What I have done, which works fine for me, is to do a "reverse process" of sorts. I had to do this recently with my new laptop.
First, I adjust an image in PS to make it look good on the screen. Then I print it. In my case, it printed about 2 stops too dark.
So I adjusted my monitor (using adobe gamma and the brightness adjustment on the computer) so the screen looked like the print. This probably takes longer to do than when you use calibration equipment, but within a few prints I got the prints and screen to match up.
I'm sure this method does not hold up to pro standards, but if you are printing on the cheap, it's an option for you.