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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

10 Famous April Fools' Day Pranks That Put Us All to Shame

These days, April Fools' Day is practically the official holiday of the internet, with every site trying to make you believe increasingly crazy stories. But the April 1 holiday wasn't always digital. In honor of this April Fools' Day, let's look back at 10 of the best pranks from days gone by.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Hair Dryer

A hair dryer is the handiest gadget you probably already own. But did you know that there's a lot more that this device can do than just drying hair — like painlessly removing Band-Aids and breaking in a new pair of shoes?

Here's The Best Time to Book a Flight for Every Holiday

Your best chance to save on airfare comes from buying early — but not too early. We'll offer details on the ideal time to book holiday flights, both in general and for specific days like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

Your 9 Biggest Warranty Questions — Answered

How does a warranty work, and how can you use it if there's a problem with something you've bought? We answer nine major questions about warranties, so you'll know all the important details about this fact of consumer life.

You're Getting Less Than You Think With These 9 Items & Services

Whether it's 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 9 common instances where you might not be purchasing exactly what you expect.

There's a 50% Chance You're Overpaying for Almost Everything

The "pink tax" costs women a bundle every year. Learn which products are affected, how to avoid these higher prices, and what lawmakers and retailers have done to address the issue in the past year.

What Happens to Prices When a Store Closes?

Is one of your favorite retailers shutting down for good, or closing some of its brick-and-mortar locations? Learn how store closing sales affect prices and stock, and how you can be a smart shopper during these events.

Doing Your Own Taxes? Find Out Which Software Is Best

Today's tax prep programs are as convenient as tax preparation gets. But what do you need — and how much do you have to pay to get it? To help you decide, we run down the pros, cons, and costs of the best tax software out there.

How to Save on ANYTHING With Gift Cards

Just like anything else, gift cards can go on sale — and that means you're basically getting cheaper money. Here's where to find the best discounted gift cards, and how to not get scammed.

Is Your Local Macy's, Sears, or Kmart Closing?

This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. Check out our list of stores that are closing — and find out which retailers might be next on the chopping block.
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