Elizabeth Lotts

I have a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I spent more than six years as marketing editor for Vitacost.com, a Kroger company. Today, I'm a full-time freelance writer who focuses on health, fitness and personal finance.

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America’s Top 10 Places for Active Retirees

on September 25, 2023

These U.S. cities offer the most sports, entertainment and social events for active retirees.

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10 Deep Discounts Available on Amazon Today

on September 22, 2023

These items are steeply discounted — but the deals won’t last long.

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6 Reasons To Stop Drinking Orange Juice Already

on September 7, 2023

Quitting OJ can help save you money and your health.

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9 Things You Should Never Put on a Debit Card

on September 6, 2023

Use your debit card for one of these expenses, and you could risk more than you realize.

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14 of the Best Labor Day Sales in 2023

on September 4, 2023

You work hard for the money. Save some of it when you shop these Labor Day deals.

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10 Ways To Research Your Family Tree for Free

on August 19, 2023

Forget subscription-based genealogy websites. These databases and other resources are free.

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8 Retailers That Will Reward You for Recycling

on August 17, 2023

These stores will give you discounts or freebies for recycling your old stuff or empty containers.

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9 Smart Ways To Cut Salt From Your Diet

on August 16, 2023

You know you need to cut back on salt, but where do you start? These tips can help.

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32 Retailers That Offer Senior Discounts

on August 9, 2023

Getting older comes with extra savings at these major retailers.

12 Retailers That Want To Buy Your Clutter

on August 8, 2023

These national chains will give you credit or cash for your stuff.

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17 Products That Can Maximize Your Closet Space

and on July 21, 2023

Make more room and keep things organized with these affordable closet solutions on Amazon.

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9 Colleges That Offer Free Tuition for Seniors

on July 20, 2023

These schools let retirement-age students earn credits, or audit classes just for pleasure — for free.

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8 Ivy League Colleges That Offer Free Online Courses

on July 19, 2023

Even Ivy League colleges offer free online courses. The best part? They’re available to anyone, anywhere.

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10 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Chicken

on July 8, 2023

Don’t be a chicken in the kitchen. Follow these cooking tips for a more delicious dinner.

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21 Streaming Services That Are Completely Free

on July 5, 2023

These services offer thousands of movies and TV shows, including recent releases and beloved classics.

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14 of the Best Independence Day Sales of 2023

on July 3, 2023

Don’t delay: These Fourth of July deals will soon fizzle out like fireworks.

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11 Senior Discounts for Anyone Age 55 or Older

on June 23, 2023

There is no need to wait until you’re 65 to take advantage of so-called “senior” discounts.

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The 10 Most Deadly Jobs in America

on June 2, 2023

Every job has drawbacks. Choose one of these careers, however, and your life could be in danger.

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13 of the Best Memorial Day Sales of 2023

on May 29, 2023

Discover 2023’s top Memorial Day weekend deals and score savings on must-have items you won’t want to miss.

5 Chains Offering Free or Cheap Pretzels on Wednesday

on April 25, 2023

Looking for free food? Don’t get yourself in a twist! Instead, celebrate National Pretzel Day.

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