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Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth is a professional writer and editor whose articles on tech and gaming have appeared on USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, Techlicious, and Sprout Insights. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Elizabeth worked in IT before picking up writing and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

The Ultimate Airline Comparison Guide: Reviews, Restrictions, and Fees for 98 International Airlines

If you're looking for a good airfare deal, it can be tough to pick based on the price of the ticket alone. To help you out, we've rounded up the 98 airlines you're most likely to run into in your travels, and we've included all the details about what you get for your ticket price.

5 Steps to Create Your Perfect Household Budget

Making a budget isn't as complicated as it seems — and plenty of tools are available to help you prepare one and hold yourself to it. Here, we'll outline five steps to creating your perfect budget so you can keep your spending in check.

10 Sneaky Ways Retailers Fool You Into Spending More

Each day, stores use strategic displays, clever psychology, and our own senses to convince us to put more in our carts and rack up a bigger bill at checkout. We look at how shops convince us to open our wallets, which might help us spend just a bit less.

Find the Best Home Security System for Your Money

You already take care to shop smart and hunt for the best deals — what about protecting what you bring home? From traditional systems to connected cameras you can monitor on your phone, homeowners have tons of affordable security options these days.

Tune In and Drop Cable With a Digital Antenna

Going without cable and streaming doesn't have to mean going without TV. A digital antenna will pick up many channels, and is affordable and easy to install. Here are the basic features to look for, and how to get the most out of your antenna.

Did You Fall for These 9 Shopping Myths?

Can you actually save money on sales tax by shopping online? Does everyone actually rush to the store to purchase a new big-screen TV for the Super Bowl? Let's take a look at nine of the biggest shopping myths to separate fact from fiction.

50 Retailers That Let You Buy Online and Return In-Store

To make online returns easier, some retailers allow you to take your purchase to a local store to return or exchange. We'll tell you about 50 retailers that let you buy online and return in-store, and offer tips about how these returns work.

Should You Get a Tempur-Pedic or Memory Foam Mattress?

If you're shopping for a new mattress, chances are you've noticed that there's a huge price difference between your basic innerspring mattress and a high-end memory foam one. Let's look at just what memory foam offers, and then you can decide whether memory foam's cost makes sense for your budget.

You're Not Getting What You Think You Are: 10 Products That Come Up Short

Whether it's complicated billing, poor or misleading labeling, or mountains of fees, there are a lot of ways you can end up getting less than you thought you were buying. Here are some of the most common instances where you might not be purchasing exactly what you expect.