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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 It Okay to Send Wedding Invitations Online?

Formal wedding invitations are pricey, leaving modern couples to wonder if sending a digital invite will do. We go over the pros and cons of evites, and offer services to consider for both digital and printed wedding invitations.

8 Ways to Watch HBO for Free (or Get It for Less)

Ready to binge-watch your favorite HBO shows? Here are all the places where you can find a free HBO trial, free content, and discounted subscriptions — as well as everything you need to know to get started.

6 Things to Know Before You Buy Glasses Online

Opting to buy prescription glasses online often means you'll get a better selection and lower prices. Here are six tips to help you order eyeglasses online.

Your No-Sweat Guide to Buying a Fan

Want to shrink your air conditioning costs this summer? Invest in a good fan. Here's what you need to know about the different types, features, prices, and brands to look out for.

Do You Need Personal Legal Insurance?

Lawyers are so expensive, you may not hire one when you need one. Personal legal insurance could help you get legal assistance for less. Read on for our in-depth guide.

How to Save Money When You're Dead

The average funeral costs nearly $12,000 — and no one is in the state of mind to make smart financial decisions after the loss of a loved one. To help you plan for the inevitable, we break down the ways you can save on your own funeral expenses.

What Is Amazon Prime Pantry?

Have you heard about this grocery and household item service from Amazon? Wondering if it's right for you? Read on to see how you can save money on canned goods, paper products, and 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.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Refurbished Electronics

Electronics are pricey, which is why refurbished models can be such great deals. Read on for our in-depth guide to buying refurbished electronics, from smart shopping tips to the amounts you can save on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Your 9 Biggest Warranty Questions — Answered

How does a warranty work, and how can you use it if there's a problem? We answer nine major questions about warranties, so you can know whether they're valuable to you.