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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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January 2020

Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date

Protect your documents from scammers who could change the date on your important documents.

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December 2019

Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays 2019

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. At this time of year, the German discount grocer stocks ...

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December 2019

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays 2019

If you want to save a few bucks getting festive preparing for the holidays this year, learn to cut corners at the dollar store. It’s a boots-on-the-ground savings tactic many large families learned out ...

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November 2019

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday, 2019

'Tis the season for retailers to slash prices on coveted items in a variety of product categories for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including Black Friday. No matter if you plan to brave the in-store ...

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November 2019

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.

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November 2019

16 Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays 2019

One-day shipping is going to be the tactic of choice in the holiday shopping game this year, and there's no retailer better equipped at its efficiencies than the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon. ...

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November 2019

17 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays 2019

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 to house-party foods, at bargain rates at the warehouse ...

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November 2019

Reasons to Retire in an RV

The long travel to retirement is about to end. You’re ready to begin new journeys, hit the open road, ditch the bricks and sticks — RV speak for a traditional house — and travel the blue highways ...

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February 2019

Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida

As retirement approaches and the punch of the polar vortex is conjuring dreams of warmer temperatures and a lost shaker of salt, you have Florida on your mind. After all, it’s the quintessential post-working ...

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November 2019

Grocery Wars: Walmart's Great Value vs. Target's Good & Gather

If you shop for groceries at Target, you’ve no doubt noticed the rapid rollout of Good & Gather, the retailer’s newest line of store-brand products. Get used to it. Target expects to have some 2,000 ...

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October 2019

23 Most Popular Aldi Grocery Items Ranked Best to Worst

We’ve been tracking Aldi prices and products for years as the German discount supermarket has expanded in the U.S. to more than 1,900 stores in 36 states. In the process, we’ve shared tips and tricks ...

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September 2019

25 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Costco has turned on its head the notion that a store brand is a notch below a national brand. How? By using its coast-to-coast strength to strong-arm suppliers to put quality as well as value into its ...

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September 2019

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

One of the worst feelings is reaching for your wallet and finding it's not there. Panic ensues: Did you leave it at home? Drop it? Were you the victim of a pickpocket? Following our advice won't salve ...

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August 2019

Reasons You'll Regret an RV in Retirement

As you drive toward retirement, dreams of blue highways are giving you that itch to hit the open road. With the kids grown and no job to tie you down, why not sell the house, buy a recreational vehicle ...

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August 2019

The Worst Things to Buy at Walmart

If anyone is looking for bargains across product lines including groceries, housewares, small appliances, prescription drugs, auto supplies, sporting goods, clothing and electronics, Walmart is a likely ...

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August 2019

12 Things Every College Student Needs From Costco

A warehouse club stocks just about everything, often in bulk and often at bargain prices, making it a great one-stop destination for back-to-school shopping for college students with lots of needs but ...

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July 2019

12 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart)

Let’s be honest: Many shoppers have a love-hate relationship with Walmart. Prices are competitive (love), but the giant retailer consistently receives low marks in customer satisfaction surveys (hate). ...

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