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Bob Niedt

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Bob Niedt is an award-winning journalist who lives in Northern Virginia. Niedt has worked for online and print news organizations as a longtime writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., area as well as New York and Michigan. Niedt's journalism career includes covering breaking and in-depth financial and business news as well as entertainment, media and sports news. Niedt has also been an adjunct professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

The Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

One of the worst feelings is reaching for your wallet and finding it's not there. Panic ensues: Did you leave it at home? Drop it? Were you the victim of a pickpocket? Following our advice won't salve ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Costco has turned on its head the notion that a store brand is a notch below a national brand. How? By using its coast-to-coast strength to strong-arm suppliers to put quality as well as value into its ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2018

Whatever Happened to Howard Johnson's Restaurants?

Once a staple of roadside dining, the last HoJo's closed its doors in 2017. R.I.P. fried clam strips.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, still outpacing millennials, with the first wave of boomers ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy

With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, starting July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and running for 36 hours, questions beg: What do I buy? What do I avoid? Do I even play into the hype of what some consider an ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2018

Whatever Happened to Arthur Treacher's Restaurants?

The fish-and-chips chain had 826 locations at its peak. Today, just seven Arthur Treacher's remain in business.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Best Amazon Prime Benefits

Many of us first signed up for Amazon Prime years ago to take advantage of free two-day shipping, and stayed with Amazon as the cost of a Prime membership rose from $79 to $99 -- and now to $119. Today, ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2018

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Amazon.com's exclusive summer sale for Prime members starts July 16. New in 2018: Prime Day deals at Whole Foods.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever

As more and more baby boomers start eyeing retirement, thoughts turn from worry over the workday commute to concerns about how to fund the golden years. How prepared are you? How much money do you really ...

See More From: Saving for Retirement

SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Ways to Make Extra Cash

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, accelerate your 401(k) or perhaps even finance a dream vacation isn’t as hard as it seems. Plenty of legit, and many ...

See More From: Careers

Leisure Spending
June 2018

Whatever Happened to Chi-Chi's Restaurants?

A deadly hepatitis A outbreak devastated the chain in the U.S., but locations remain overseas.

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Leisure Spending
June 2018

Whatever Happened to Bennigan's Restaurants?

A new owner is trying to revive the chain after the once-popular fern bar nearly disappeared.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Classic Restaurant Chains: Where Are They Now?

There’s nothing more nostalgia-inducing than a trip down memory lane with your taste buds. Your long-ago visits to classic restaurant chains with family and friends surely produced many indulgent memories: ...

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QUIZ
November 2016

Dollar Store Quiz: Deal or No Deal?

The magic of the dollar store is that just about everything costs, well, a dollar—even brand-name items. Inexpensive, yes, but there a few traps and surprises at dollar stores. Some deals are rea...

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

Surprising Benefits of Amazon Prime

Many of us first signed up for Amazon Prime years ago to take advantage of free two-day shipping, and stayed with it as the giant online retailer raised the annual fee from $79 to $99 -- and now to $119 ...

See More From: Family Finances

SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Best (And Worst) Buys at Aldi

Aldi is rapidly expanding in the U.S. Already, the no-frills German supermarket chain has nearly 1,800 stores in 35 states offering super-low prices on brand-name knockoffs. Indeed, 90% of Aldi’s products ...

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Kip Tips
March 2018

Rush to Redeem Toys R Us Gift Cards Before Liquidation

The bankrupt retailer is going out of business and will honor gift cards for Toys R Us and Babies R Us only until April 21. But you also have a Bed Bath & Beyond option... until April 5.

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