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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.

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March 2019

How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards

Put money in your pocket by selling gift cards online or even in person.

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March 2019

27 Best Amazon Prime Benefits of 2019

If the frugal you is busy comparing household budgets from 2018 to 2019, one prime thing may jump out at you. Yes, you're paying $20 more a year for your Amazon Prime subscription than you did at the start ...

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March 2019

38 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2019

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 ...

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February 2019

Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida

As retirement approaches and the punch of the polar vortex is conjuring dreams of warmer temperatures and a lost shaker of salt, you have Florida on your mind. After all, it’s the quintessential post-working ...

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February 2019

Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco

For many, retirement is a time to pinch pennies on everyday expenses. It might help explain why retirees are so fond of Costco. Research shows that older shoppers tend to prefer the discount warehouse ...

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January 2019

15 Reasons You'll Go Broke in Retirement

As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day and count down the minutes to retirement, they’re also counting their savings – and their fears. They’re not alone. According to the latest Transamerica Retirement ...

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December 2018

10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

As you sit there mulling a retirement in the South, approximately 1,000 people are already on their way to Florida today with all their household belongings. Should you join them? Like many baby boomers ...

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December 2018

Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays 2018

Even if Aldi isn’t your supermarket of choice for weekly shopping, you may want to put it on your “nice list” when seeking holiday bargains. At this time of year, the German discount grocer stocks ...

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December 2018

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays 2018

If you want to save a few bucks preparing for the holidays this year, learn to cut corners at the dollar store. It’s a boots-on-the-ground savings tactic many large families learned out of necessity ...

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December 2018

Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays

You pay dearly for your Amazon Prime account, $119 a year after the latest $20 price hike. The holiday season is prime time to tap that bad boy for more than the free two-day shipping you may have initially ...

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November 2018

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday 2018

It's no secret that Black Friday has transitioned from being a single day of bargain shopping to a week or more of deals that kick off in early November and ramp up through Black Friday weekend. Retailers ...

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November 2018

Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays

Your holiday budget could always use a little stretching. And if you've already paid up your Costco membership -- $60 to $120 a year -- and are planning a trip to the warehouse club, you'll find plenty ...

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Kip Tips
November 2018

Best Home Depot Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Home Depot is closed on Thanksgiving, but look for deep discounts on appliances on Black Friday both in-store and online.

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November 2018

Best Lowe's Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Lowe's is already offering big savings on everything from appliances to Christmas trees in the days leading up to Black Friday. Here's a preview.

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November 2018

Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018

Club members will see big Black Friday savings on gaming bundles and many other electronics. Plus: Two Costco gift ideas under $25.

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November 2018

Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco

Costco gets big ups from shoppers and shopping experts alike for its high quality and low prices. During recent research trips we’ve been impressed too, highlighting some of the best things retirees ...

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October 2018

Supermarket Showdown: Aldi vs. Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Aldi have traditionally rested on opposite ends of the supermarket spectrum. The former known for being upscale and expensive; the latter, no frills and cheap. But times are changing. Since ...

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