Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers find what best fits their needs and budget. She lives in Austin, TX and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

Is Expensive Sunscreen Worth It?

Wearing sunscreen effectively means applying at least an ounce every two hours when outdoors. At that rate, sun protection can be pricey, but the difference between cheap and expensive sunscreen might not be as big as you think.

Here's How to Buy Space-Saving Furniture for Your Apartment

A cramped apartment doesn't mean you need to get a bigger place, because you may be able to make better use of the space you have. So how can you create more room in your apartment? We have some small-space furniture ideas that can help.

Is the Pink Tax a Myth?

In recent years, more retailers have been vocal about making prices more equitable. So is the pink tax a real problem still? We took a look at pricing for some common items to see whether women are getting charged more.

10 Sneaky Ways Retailers Fool You Into Spending More

Each day, stores try to make us put more into our carts and rack up a bigger bill at checkout. Let's look at how shops convince us to open our wallets — which might help us spend just a bit less.

How to Negotiate Medical Bills

Believe it or not, you can save on expensive medical bills by asking about discounts, payment plans, and alternative procedures. Check out our guide on how to negotiate medical bills to get tips and helpful advice.

What Streaming Box Is Right for You?

You want to purchase a streaming device for your TV, but you aren't sure which one to buy. Well, have no fear! Our complete guide to TV streaming boxes will help you choose the right device for your streaming needs and your wallet.

Here's the Best Tax Software for 2020

Tax software turns convoluted IRS forms into a straightforward questionnaire. But which program is right for you? Check out our picks for the best tax software.

Your FICO Credit Score Is About to Change

FICO credit scores are used by 90% of lenders to gauge whether they'll loan you money or offer you a good interest rate. And soon, the FICO 10 update could push your score up or down. Check out what to expect from the FICO 10 changes.

All the Top Video Streaming Services, Compared

Choosing which streaming services to subscribe to can be tough, thanks to all the choices available. But we're here to help! We compare the streaming services that are worth your money, so you can pick the ones that are best for you.

Why Is It So Expensive to Be Overweight?

You've probably heard that being overweight can have health consequences, but it can also impact a person's finances. Here are five ways a wider waistline can drain your cash.