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Elizabeth Smith

Credit Card, Savings and Retirement Expert

Liz Smith is a graduate of New York University and has been passionate about helping people make better financial decisions since her college days. Liz has been writing for SmartAsset for more than four years. Her areas of expertise include retirement, credit cards and savings. She also focuses on all money issues for millennials. Liz's articles have been featured across the web, including on AOL Finance, Business Insider and WNBC. The biggest personal finance mistake she sees people making: not contributing to retirement early in their careers.

Posts by Elizabeth Smith:

by Elizabeth Smith Jan 02, 2015

Netflix, ShoeDazzle, Citrus Lane, Petflow, Birchbox. It seems that subscription services are popping up everywhere these days. And it makes sense. These companies sell you something once and the revenue doesn’t stop. It’s also easy to see the appeal of these services: monthly surprises in a curated box of  stuff. Whether the ‘stuff’ is shoes, TV and movie streaming, baby products, pet food, make-up, clothing, or any other product for that matter, it’s nice to get things sent to you! Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Jan 02, 2015

‘Tis the season – for festivities, traditions, family…and spending. Travel, parties, presents and decorations are just a few of the mounting expenses we face as the merriest time of the year approaches. When it comes to presents, I not only struggle with what to give someone – but how much I should spend, per person and overall. Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Jan 02, 2015

We all understand it: Bring Your Own Beverage. Choosing to BYOB to a restaurant – with a beverage license or not – can be a wonderful way to eat out while cutting costs. There’s a reason Zagat added “BYOB” to the “special features” section of their newest editions. Bringing your own beer and wine for a night out is a favorable factor for restaurant-goers. But before you start swigging Three Buck Chuck at the nicest restaurants in town, learn how to BYOB properly. Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Mar 14, 2018

When I was 15, my parents gave me my first credit card. It was for emergency use only. Many people thought this was crazy. Most of my friends didn’t have one. But it was a way to expose me to credit… Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Sep 14, 2016

Sometimes you may look around your home and wonder how it ever got this way. Meanwhile you see gorgeous decor images all around you. Looking through Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn magazines, and… Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Dec 23, 2014

Between the dying middle class, financial crash of 2008, subsequent slow recovery, crushing student loan debt, the federal deficit and broken healthcare system, millennials have plenty to worry about… Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Jan 29, 2015

Being environmentally friendly has grown into more than just a trend over the past several years. Beyond basic energy-saving steps, consumers are now demanding greener homes. Often they want entire… Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Dec 23, 2014

Whether you have a yoga class on the Upper East Side, hair appointment in Soho, or dinner in Flatiron, it’s not always easy to navigate New York City. Made for travelers and locals alike, we have a… Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Jan 02, 2015

It is commonly said that attractive people have a happier, more successful life than their less attractive counterparts – but how does this affect your wallet? Read more

by Elizabeth Smith Dec 23, 2014

The ramen burger tried to do it. The Japadog tried to do it. Even Dominique Ansel tried to repeat his own success with the frozen s’more. But nothing can surpass the food fad glory that is the Cronut… Read more