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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

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.

TODAY Is the Last Day to Book the Best Price on a Presidents' Day Flight

If you want to book flights on a budget for Presidents' Day, get your tickets now. And by now, we mean today. We break down this year's Presidents' Day airfare deals, and tell you just why you'll want to book your flights ASAP.

6 Things to Know When Buying Glasses Online

Want to save money on eyewear? One option is to shop online, where you'll find a better selection and lower prices. But there are pitfalls to avoid. Here are six things to know when buying glasses on the internet.

Everything You Need to Know About Synthetic Diamonds

Why spend three months' salary on a stone that comes with environmental and ethical concerns? Lab-created diamonds are real gems at a fraction of the cost, and guaranteed conflict-free.

NOW Is the Time to Book Your Presidents' Day Trip

You're running out of time to book flights on a budget for Presidents' Day. Getting the best price will depend on when you buy, when you leave, and where you go. Let's break down all of this year's Presidents' Day airfare deals.

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Phone

Going with a less-than-new phone can save you a bundle. But if you choose poorly, you could end up with a non-functioning phone and no return policy. Here's what you need to know about buying a used cell phone — and seven questions to ask before doing so.

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Flight

Finding a good bargain on airfare is becoming a complicated process. Fortunately, it's not impossible to find cheap plane tickets. We have five tips to help you get the best deal on your next flight.
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