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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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Rethinking Retirement
April 2020

When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.

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March 2020

Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off the coronavirus isn’t as hard as it seems. Heck, ...

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March 2020

Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle

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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June 2018

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free. Our list of freebies is packed with 70 something-for-nothing deals. We don’t allow any useless junk on our list—only ...

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February 2020

Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States

Retirees, you’re already a bona-fide graduate of the school of hard knocks – your decades of full-time employment. There’s still plenty to learn, however, whether your goal is pursuing a second act ...

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Kip Tips
January 2020

Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date

Protect your documents from scammers who could change the date on your important documents.

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December 2019

Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays 2019

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 2019

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays 2019

If you want to save a few bucks getting festive 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 ...

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November 2019

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday, 2019

'Tis the season for retailers to slash prices on coveted items in a variety of product categories for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including Black Friday. No matter if you plan to brave the in-store ...

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Kip Tips
November 2019

Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2019

From flannel shirts to MacBook laptops, Costco rolls out the discounts for members online and in its warehouse clubs.

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November 2019

16 Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays 2019

One-day shipping is going to be the tactic of choice in the holiday shopping game this year, and there's no retailer better equipped at its efficiencies than the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon. ...

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November 2019

17 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays 2019

If you're feeling the holiday spirit and your Costco membership is up to speed, you'll find plenty of opportunities to score holiday goods, from gifts to house-party foods, at bargain rates at the warehouse ...

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November 2019

Reasons to Retire in an RV

The long travel to retirement is about to end. You’re ready to begin new journeys, hit the open road, ditch the bricks and sticks — RV speak for a traditional house — and travel the blue highways ...

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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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November 2019

Grocery Wars: Walmart's Great Value vs. Target's Good & Gather

If you shop for groceries at Target, you’ve no doubt noticed the rapid rollout of Good & Gather, the retailer’s newest line of store-brand products. Get used to it. Target expects to have some 2,000 ...

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October 2019

23 Most Popular Aldi Grocery Items Ranked Best to Worst

We’ve been tracking Aldi prices and products for years as the German discount supermarket has expanded in the U.S. to more than 1,900 stores in 36 states. In the process, we’ve shared tips and tricks ...

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September 2019

25 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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