Andrea Browne Taylor

Andrea Browne Taylor

Online Editor, Kiplinger.com
Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and is a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
​18 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains
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​18 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains

Ease the hassles of shopping online by using these resources that will do the deal hunting for you.
October 13, 2021
17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Raising Money-Smart Kids

17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve got lots of kid-friendly activities to do at home that will keep your family safe and your finances sound.
September 8, 2021
15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
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15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are 15 home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
August 2, 2021
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?
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Amazon Prime

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?

The annual cost of an Amazon Prime membership has remained steady for both new and renewing members, even with new competition and the surge in busine…
July 9, 2021
How Much Does an Amazon Prime Membership Cost?
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Amazon Prime

How Much Does an Amazon Prime Membership Cost?

The cost of an annual Amazon Prime membership has remained steady, even as Amazon struggled during the COVID-related lockdown and new competition aros…
July 8, 2021
How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership
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Amazon Prime

How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

That Amazon Prime membership costs you at least $119 a year. You haven't been using most of the perks and you didn't buy anything on Prime Day, so you…
June 25, 2021
7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online
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Smart Buying

7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online

Shopping online has long been a popular option. In these times, it’s increasingly a must. Here’s how to save money when filling your cart with the cli…
March 23, 2021
11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work
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11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work

When you’re faced with a hectic workday, it can be all too easy to make some not-so-healthy food choices in between attending meetings, checking email…
December 9, 2020
The Finances of Homeschooling Your Kids: What It Costs, Tax Breaks, More
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The Finances of Homeschooling Your Kids: What It Costs, Tax Breaks, More

If you’re contemplating homeschooling your children, consider all the ways your expenses can add up -- and the special savings vehicles and cost-cutti…
December 8, 2020
How to Safely Socialize (and Work) at Home During the Pandemic
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How to Safely Socialize (and Work) at Home During the Pandemic

Tips for transforming your backyard area into a social distancing hang out, as well as creating a work-from-home haven.
November 25, 2020
30 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for the 2020 Holiday Season
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30 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for the 2020 Holiday Season

We’ve rounded up dozens of bargains from top retailers including Amazon, Costco and Walmart, but you’ll need to act fast.
November 23, 2020
Holiday Return Policies at 32 Leading Retailers
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Holiday Return Policies at 32 Leading Retailers

Many retailers -- including Amazon, Macy's and Target -- have altered their return policies to reflect the extended 2020 holiday shopping season.
November 19, 2020
16 Worst Gifts to Impulse Buy for the Holidays
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16 Worst Gifts to Impulse Buy for the Holidays

Don't let those holiday sale promotions persuade you into buying something now that will be much cheaper later.
November 18, 2020
3 Good Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Now -- If You Haven't Already
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3 Good Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Now -- If You Haven't Already

Don’t miss out on must-have items that could sell out long before Black Friday.
November 13, 2020
7 Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year
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7 Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year

The pandemic has retailers and consumers reconsidering their approach to holiday shopping.
November 10, 2020
11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
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11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are several home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
October 16, 2020
18 Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe's
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Smart Buying

18 Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe's

Everything you need to know to save money and shop smarter at the quirky Trader Joe's supermarket chain.
September 4, 2020
19 Products You'll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs
TUCSON, AZ - APRIL 4:A shopper pushes a cart through the aisles of a Costco store April 4, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona.As the American economy slows down, consumers are increasingly turning to th
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19 Products You'll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs

When time is short and your shopping list is long, it can be tempting to make a single stop at the warehouse club.
August 18, 2020
The Finances of Joint Custody Agreements: 10 Things You Must Know
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The Finances of Joint Custody Agreements: 10 Things You Must Know

Ending a marriage can be difficult, but don't let that deter you from working with your ex to help ensure your children are taken care of financially…
August 18, 2020
13 Luxury Goods That Are Cheaper at Costco
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13 Luxury Goods That Are Cheaper at Costco

You could be missing out on huge savings: Costco sells a limited selection of luxury goods at discounted prices, both in-store and online.
June 27, 2020
9 Costly Mistakes Savvy Costco Shoppers Don't Make
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Smart Buying

9 Costly Mistakes Savvy Costco Shoppers Don't Make

The warehouse club offers plenty of perks, but next time you shop at Costco beware these tactics designed to get you to spend more.
June 5, 2020
Best Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids
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Best Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids

With spring break right around the corner and the longer summer break not far behind, parents might be scrambling to find cost-friendly ways to keep t…
May 21, 2020
20 Retailers That Have Amended Their Return Policies Due to COVID-19
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20 Retailers That Have Amended Their Return Policies Due to COVID-19

Before you initiate a return, make sure your retailer of choice is currently accepting product returns and exchanges.
May 8, 2020
Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers
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Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers

Get an early start on your Mother's Day shopping so shipping delays don't thwart your best intentions.
May 3, 2020
10 Reasons You'll Regret Buying a House With a Swimming Pool
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10 Reasons You'll Regret Buying a House With a Swimming Pool

Attention home buyers: Carefully weigh the pros and cons of owning a home with a swimming pool in the backyard before you sign on the dotted line.
May 1, 2020
13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous
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Making Your Money Last

13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous

Becoming wealthy and staying that way takes a certain level of discipline.
April 21, 2020
9 Great Deals You'll Find Only on Costco.com
Warrenton, Oregon, USA - September 19, 2011: Costco store sign in Warrenton, Oregon in the late afternoon. Costco runs a chain of stores, selling all types of products from food and clothes t
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9 Great Deals You'll Find Only on Costco.com

Costco is well-known for its rock-bottom prices on bulk volumes of groceries and household items -- a great way to stock up to reduce the frequency of…
April 3, 2020