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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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December 2016

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays

Thrifty holiday shoppers know where to go to save on seasonal necessities: the dollar store. The everything-is-a-buck-or-so retailers fit the bill for a wide array of must-have items for holiday entertaining ...

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November 2016

Best Black Friday Deals at Amazon, Costco, Walmart

Black Friday has become more than just one day of shopping. Deals start rolling out on Thanksgiving (sometimes earlier), stretch through the weekend, and take on new life online come Cyber Monday. Lucky ...

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Kip Tips
November 2016

Amazon's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Some of the biggest holiday savings on Amazon.com are on Amazon’s own products.

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November 2016

Costco's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

The warehouse club is promising big holiday markdowns on top of its members-only prices.

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November 2016

Walmart's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

The big-box retailer has deep discounts on TVs, gaming consoles and more starting Thanksgiving Day.

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November 2016

Ways to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays

As much as many of us look forward to the holidays, there’s that pang of dread: It’s an expensive time of year. And if you haven’t budgeted for it, those costs will eat into your usual monthly expenses ...

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December 2016

15 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

The season of giving is also the season of getting. You're likely spending lots of money purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones during the holidays. But proceed with caution: There are a number of ...

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November 2016

Secrets to Shopping at Best Buy

Best Buy is the retailer that sits atop the list for many of us when we’re on the hunt for new electronics, especially televisions, sound systems, laptops and yes, for the few primitives still roaming ...

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Kip Tips
November 2016

4 Things You Need to Know About Black Friday 2016

Here’s an early look at what to expect for the holiday season’s biggest shopping day.

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October 2016

Financial Decisions You Will Regret in Retirement

As more and more baby boomers start eyeing the coastline of retirement, thoughts turn from the daily worry over the Monday-through-Friday commute to concerns about how to fund the golden years. How ...

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October 2016

5 Things You Should Never Put in an Email

Scam artists and identity thieves will be sorely disappointed if you heed this advice.

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November 2016

Financial Decisions That Will Haunt You Forever

Financial regrets. We’ve all had a few. But there’s a big difference between making an impulse purchase that you second-guess the morning after and making a major decision about your money that could ...

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October 2016

Earn Extra Cash by Becoming an Election Officer

You can make up to $185 for working one day — one very long day on November 8.

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September 2016

6 Reasons to Start Shopping at Target Again

The cheap chic pioneer deserves a fresh look from shoppers who drifted away.

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September 2016

How Scammers Can Steal Your iTunes Gift Cards

Don't get conned into giving out the 16-digit codes over the phone.

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September 2016

4 Things You Should Never Say to Customer Service

Avoid these blunders if you want to get your problem resolved.

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November 2016

Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons

You’ve seen them parked in Aisle 2 at your favorite supermarket: The extreme couponers thumbing intently through a box of coupons to get 35 cents off of Cottonelle. You shake your head and move on because ...

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