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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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September 2018

11 Ways to Save $1,000 by Black Friday 2018

Summer isn't even over yet -- technically, autumn starts on Saturday -- but already retailers are getting us revved up for the holidays with cheerful spreads of toys and décor on display. You know in ...

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September 2018

Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

In today’s digital age, in which seemingly anything that matters is stored virtually “in the cloud,” a physical safe deposit box comes across as a relic of the bricks-and-mortar past. But don’t ...

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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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August 2018

12 Smart Moves to Save More at IKEA

It’s easy to think of IKEA, the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture retailer, as a trap. The stores (56 of them across North America) are huge -- measuring out at 300,000 square feet, or three times ...

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August 2018

The 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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July 2018

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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Leisure Spending
July 2018

Whatever Happened to Howard Johnson's Restaurants?

Once a staple of roadside dining, the last HoJo's closed its doors in 2017. R.I.P. fried clam strips.

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July 2018

Best Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, still outpacing millennials, with the first wave of boomers ...

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July 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy

With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, starting July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and running for 36 hours, questions beg: What do I buy? What do I avoid? Do I even play into the hype of what some consider an ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2018

Whatever Happened to Arthur Treacher's Restaurants?

The fish-and-chips chain had 826 locations at its peak. Today, just seven Arthur Treacher's remain in business.

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June 2018

Best Amazon Prime Benefits

Many of us first signed up for Amazon Prime years ago to take advantage of free two-day shipping, and stayed with Amazon as the cost of a Prime membership rose from $79 to $99 -- and now to $119. Today, ...

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Leisure Spending
July 2018

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Amazon.com's exclusive summer sale for Prime members starts July 16. New in 2018: Prime Day deals at Whole Foods.

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June 2018

Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever

As more and more baby boomers start eyeing retirement, thoughts turn from worry over the workday commute to concerns about how to fund the golden years. How prepared are you? How much money do you really ...

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June 2018

Ways to Make Extra Cash

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 isn’t as hard as it seems. Plenty of legit, and many ...

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Leisure Spending
June 2018

Whatever Happened to Chi-Chi's Restaurants?

A deadly hepatitis A outbreak devastated the chain in the U.S., but locations remain overseas.

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Leisure Spending
June 2018

Whatever Happened to Bennigan's Restaurants?

A new owner is trying to revive the chain after the once-popular fern bar nearly disappeared.

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June 2018

Classic Restaurant Chains: Where Are They Now?

There’s nothing more nostalgia-inducing than a trip down memory lane with your taste buds. Your long-ago visits to classic restaurant chains with family and friends surely produced many indulgent memories: ...

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