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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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July 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best Things to Buy

Amazon Prime Day fast approaches, bringing a boatload of deals over a record two days, beginning on Monday, July 15, at 3 a.m. ET on the East Coast (midnight on the Pacific Coast, where Amazon is parked). ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2019

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

Amazon.com has expanded its Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day sale to a record 48 hours in 2019.

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March 2019

31 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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May 2019

Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds

When it comes to wedding gifts, it’s not just the thought that counts. The money counts, too. The average wedding guest will spend $127 on a gift for a family member, according to an American Express ...

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May 2019

Best (And Worst) Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for Summer

Ah, summer. It’s the time of year when living is supposed to be easy. The laid-back sentiment extends to shopping for summer essentials. The goal: Spend as little as possible in as few trips as possible ...

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May 2019

10 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets

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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April 2019

Aldi vs. Whole Foods (After Amazon Cut Produce Prices)

Whole Foods announced another round of price cuts on April 1, this time claiming to lower everyday prices on hundreds of produce items by an average of 20%. Since we just compared prices on 50 grocery ...

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April 2019

Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona

Much like Florida, Arizona’s population swells in the winter months — a 2002 study by the Arizona State University reported a boost of nearly 300,000 retirees who temporarily settled in Arizona for ...

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April 2019

The Best and Worst Things to Buy 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 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

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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