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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12 States Where Older Homeowners Can Defer Property Taxes

on January 19, 2022

Property tax deferral programs can give more financial flexibility to retirees on a fixed income.

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10 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free

on January 14, 2022

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

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7 Ways to Save on a Gym Membership

on January 10, 2022

Here’s how anyone — from students to seniors — can easily stick to their fitness resolutions without breaking the bank.

5 Great Gifts on Sale at Amazon Today

on December 22, 2021

As the holidays near, we’re highlighting some of the best gift ideas.

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5 Top Green Monday Sales to Shop Today

on December 13, 2021

These major retailers are having big sales today.

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13 Senior Discounts for Anyone Age 55 or Older

on October 22, 2021

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

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8 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Wednesday

on September 28, 2021

Here’s where you can celebrate National Coffee Day with a free cup of joe.

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6 Restaurant Chains Offering Burger Deals on Saturday

on September 17, 2021

Here’s where to find a free or cheap meal on National Cheeseburger Day.

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12 Top Labor Day Sales to Shop Today

on September 6, 2021

Want to save this holiday weekend? Shop these retailers first.

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70 Hotel Chains That Offer ‘Senior’ Discounts

on August 30, 2021

Travelers as young as 50 can save at these hotel brands.

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30 Retailers That Offer Senior Discounts

on July 29, 2021

Turning 50 or 55 comes with extra savings at these major retailers.

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25 Brands With National Lipstick Day Freebies or Sales

on July 29, 2021

Here’s where you can score free or discounted lipstick today.

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7 Places to Get Free or Cheap Chicken Wings on Thursday

on July 28, 2021

Score a bargain on National Chicken Wing Day at these restaurants.

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5 Ways to Get Money for Your Old Phones and Electronics

on July 28, 2021

Here’s how to get cash for your old gadgets — or get rewarded for recycling them.

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8 Chains Offering Free or Cheap Ice Cream This Weekend

on July 16, 2021

Here’s where you can find deals for National Ice Cream Day.

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9 Things You Should Never Put on a Debit Card

on July 8, 2021

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

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11 Things That Sold Like Hotcakes on Prime Day 2021

on June 25, 2021

You will likely be surprised by some of these bestsellers.

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12 Retailers With Competing Prime Day Sales

on June 22, 2021

Some of Amazon’s biggest competitors have rolled out their own sales during the Prime Day event.

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10 Colleges That Offer Free Tuition for Seniors

on June 16, 2021

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

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10 Prime Day Deals Available on Amazon This Friday

on June 11, 2021

Get early savings on electronics, appliances, pet supplies and more.

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