Should You Do All of Your Shopping at Walmart?

The mega-retailer offers a huge selection at low prices, but it's possible to find better deals elsewhere.

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When it comes to Walmart, most shoppers either love it or hate it. There's little middle ground. The Walmart detractors point to everything from its labor practices to the long checkout lines as reasons for shopping elsewhere.

Yet, for every shopper who shuns the world’s largest retailer, there’s someone who loves it. More than 245 million people worldwide visit its stores and Web sites each week, according to Walmart’s corporate site. There are several good reasons it has so many fans:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.