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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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May 2018

Best (And Worst) Buys at Aldi

Aldi is rapidly expanding in the U.S. Already, the no-frills German supermarket chain has nearly 1,800 stores in 35 states offering super-low prices on brand-name knockoffs. Indeed, 90% of Aldi’s products ...

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November 2017

Surprising Benefits of Amazon Prime

Many of us first signed up for Amazon Prime years ago to take advantage of free two-day shipping, and stayed with it as the giant online retailer raised the annual fee from $79 to $99 -- and now to $119 ...

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Kip Tips
March 2018

Rush to Redeem Toys R Us Gift Cards Before Liquidation

The bankrupt retailer is going out of business and will honor gift cards for Toys R Us and Babies R Us only until April 21. But you also have a Bed Bath & Beyond option... until April 5.

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February 2018

Retirement Planning Mistakes You'll Regret Forever

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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December 2017

5 Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays

Minimalist grocer Aldi, the German no-frills supermarket chain, builds its reputation one doubting first-time customer at a time. The limited-assortment retailer, focusing on 90% store-brand products ...

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Kip Tips
December 2017

3 Best Things to Buy at Lidl for the Holidays

The discount retailer from Germany rolls out the bargains on groceries and more as it grows its U.S. store footprint.

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Smart Buying
December 2017

3 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays

'Tis the season for the warehouse club's affordable Kirkland Signature batteries, wines and Belgian chocolates.

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Kip Tips
December 2017

Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)

Why pay full price for popular gift cards when warehouse clubs and discount websites sell them well below face value.

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Smart Buying
December 2017

Best Holiday Deals at Dollar Stores

You can pick up gifts, wrapping paper, holiday decor and other seasonal items on the cheap at dollar stores.

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Roundup: Best Black Friday and Thanksgiving Deals at Top Retailers 2017

Here's a roundup of doorbusters and deals from Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Home Depot, Lowe's and Amazon.

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November 2017

Best Things to Buy on Black Friday 2017

Black Friday has evolved into more than just a single day of big sales. Doorbusters and deals now start rolling out on Thanksgiving (often earlier), stretch through the weekend, and take on new life online ...

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Best Black Friday Deals at Home Depot and Lowe's 2017

Look for bargains on appliances, tools and holiday decor at the home improvement chains during Black Friday sales.

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

The warehouse club is promising big Black Friday sales on top of its members-only prices.

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November 2017

Best Costco Kirkland Products to Buy for the Holidays

Costco has been stirring the pot for years with its Kirkland Signature brand. By most accounts, the warehouse club has pulled out all the stops to make sure its private-label goods, from batteries to beer ...

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November 2017

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays 2017

If you want to save a few bucks 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 of necessity ...

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November 2017

8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

As you sit there mulling a retirement in the South, approximately 1,000 people are already on their way to Florida today with all their household belongings. Should you join them? Like many baby boomers ...

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Best Amazon Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

Some of the biggest Black Friday and Thanksgiving savings on Amazon.com are on Amazon products.

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