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Cameron Huddleston

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Huddleston writes the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism. Prior to that, she worked for Dow Jones Newswires, covering convertible securities and junk bonds. She has a BA in journalism and Russian studies from Washington & Lee University.

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Kip Tips
December 2015

Retailers With the Most Flexible Return Policies

These merchants give customers a year or more to get a refund on most unwanted items.

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December 2015

Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays

The cost of holiday shopping can quickly add up -- not just the amount put toward gifts, but also on everything else associated with celebrating the season. Last year, consumers spent an average of $802 ...

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December 2015

Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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January 2016

Worst Things to Buy at Warehouse Clubs

Shopping at a warehouse club, such as Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale, is a great way to save money. These bulk-goods stores offer low per-unit prices on many things they sell. Don’t be afraid ...

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November 2016

Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Do you feel as if you’ll be in debt forever? You’re not alone. According to a survey commissioned by CreditCards.com, 21% of Americans say they’ll never be able to pay off all of the money they owe. ...

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May 2016

7 Places That Pay You to Live There

People are willing to pay a premium to live in some places. That’s because the most expensive U.S. cities—Boston, New York and San Francisco, to name a few—offer abundant job opportunities in high-paying ...

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Kip Tips
June 2015

Best Times to Buy Furniture to Save Money

Cut costs on your next home makeover by shopping for sofas, mattresses, TVs and more at the right times of year.

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May 2016

Great Work-From-Home Jobs

Working from home promises big benefits: extra income, flexible hours and a dress code of slippers and sweatpants. The trick, of course, is finding legitimate, well-paid positions because work-at-home ...

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Kip Tips
February 2016

What I Learned From My Soviet Husband About Money

Having grown up in the U.S.S.R., he knows out of necessity a lot about being frugal and spending wisely.

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Kip Tips
June 2015

Best Things to Buy Organic at Walmart

The retailer's Wild Oats brand is a bargain compared with many organic brands sold at other supermarkets.

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Kip Tips
February 2016

5 Reasons to Shop at Aldi Instead of Trader Joe's

Take advantage of low prices and organic, gourmet and gluten-free offerings at this discount grocery store.

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Kip Tips
June 2015

5 Ways to Save Without Looking Like a Cheapskate

Shoppers don't have to sacrifice quality or appear as if you'll do anything for a discount if you use these strategies.

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Kip Tips
May 2015

5 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

A low credit score and poor credit history can do more than just affect your ability to get a loan.

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Kip Tips
May 2015

How to Check Out a Charity Before You Donate

The recent crackdown on four cancer charities is a good reminder to make sure your donations are put to good use.

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Kip Tips
May 2015

Is Walmart’s $50 Unlimited Shipping Worth the Price?

The retailer is testing a program that's similar to Amazon Prime at half the cost.

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Kip Tips
May 2015

Best Things to Buy at Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Look for discounts on apparel, appliances, mattresses and more.

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Kip Tips
May 2015

8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Don't pay top dollar for these items that your children will quickly outgrow, break or lose.

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