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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.
Searching for the Perfect Place to Retire
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Searching for the Perfect Place to Retire

We home in on two places with less traffic and lower costs. 
July 2, 2020
14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online
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14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online

Why visit a government office to get your Social Security business done? You can do much of that online.
June 26, 2020
Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement

Yes, many of us have taken a big hit. Stick to your principles — and be flexible.
June 8, 2020
13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement
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13 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

RV-loving retirees talk about the downsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle.
June 8, 2020
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9 Reasons to Retire in an RV
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9 Reasons to Retire in an RV

RV-loving retirees talk about the upsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other recreational vehicle. Even Presi…
June 8, 2020
9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
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9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
June 1, 2020
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Certain documents and valuables, including certain things with sentimental value, should be stored securely at your bank.
June 1, 2020
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Circumstances beyond its control have forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to ... not July.
May 29, 2020
8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act
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8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act

Parts of the massive federal stimulus passed by the House of Representatives focus on workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle.
May 21, 2020
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13 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart)
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13 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart)

Let’s be honest: Many shoppers have a love-hate relationship with Walmart.
May 1, 2020
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

April 30, 2020
15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
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15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off…
April 21, 2020
38 Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle
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38 Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle

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 …
April 21, 2020
31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2020
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31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2020

At $119 for Amazon Prime, get your money's worth by taking full advantage of your membership. Here's a list of the best Prime perks.
April 17, 2020
5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard
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5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard

April 15, 2020
16 Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever
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16 Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever

From saving too little to claiming Social Security too early, there are plenty of ways retirees -- and those planning for retirement -- can sabotage t…
April 10, 2020
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When I’m 64
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When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.
April 3, 2020
70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
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70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
February 19, 2020
Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States
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Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States

Retirees, you’re already a bona-fide graduate of the school of hard knocks – your decades of full-time employment.
February 5, 2020
Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date
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Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date

Protect your documents from scammers who could change the date on your important documents.
January 3, 2020
14 Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays
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14 Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays

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.
December 11, 2019
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14 Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays
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14 Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays

If you want to save a few bucks getting festive preparing for the holidays this year, learn to cut corners at the dollar store.
December 10, 2019
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33 Best Things to Buy on Black Friday
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33 Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

'Tis the season for retailers to slash prices on coveted items in a variety of product categories for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including Black…
November 26, 2019
Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2019
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Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2019

From flannel shirts to MacBook laptops, Costco rolls out the discounts for members online and in its warehouse clubs.
November 24, 2019
17 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays
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17 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays

If you're feeling the holiday spirit and your Costco membership is up to speed, you'll find plenty of opportunities to score holiday goods, from gifts…
November 23, 2019
31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2019
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31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2019

If the frugal you is busy comparing household budgets from 2018 to 2019, one prime thing may jump out at you.
November 22, 2019
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best Things to Buy
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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.
November 22, 2019