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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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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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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

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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Family Finances
September 2017

3 Reasons to Do Your Grocery Shopping at Lidl

Low prices aren't the only thing you'll find at the discount supermarket.

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September 2017

7 Ways Lidl Is Disrupting Supermarket Shopping

There’s a fresh-to-the-U.S. supermarket chain with a funny name that has some very serious plans for American shoppers. Germany-based Lidl (rhymes with needle) is a deep-discount retailer that started ...

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August 2017

Ways to Earn 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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Kip Tips
July 2017

Best Things to Buy on Amazon Prime Day 2017

Bargain hunters are counting down the minutes to the start of the annual mid-summer sale on Amazon.com.

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June 2017

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for Summer

Ah, summer. It’s the time of year when living is supposed to be easy. The laid-back sentiment extends to shopping for summer essentials. The goal: Spend as little as possible in as few trips as possible ...

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Kip Tips
June 2017

Should You Buy Water and Sewer Line Coverage From Your Power Company?

Weigh your options to cover the expensive costs of broken pipes.

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May 2017

5 Best (and 2 Worst) Things About Shopping at Lowe’s

For DIYers like myself, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: home-improvement season. Spring is a heady time for fixing up the old homestead and tending the estate. But a conundrum ensues: Lowe’s ...

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May 2017

Best (and Worst) Things About Shopping at Home Depot

As the weekends warm up and spring barrels toward summer, chances are you’re increasingly drawn to the neon orange Home Depot sign. This is the Big Daddy of the DIY/homeowner market—offering everything ...

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April 2017

11 Secrets of Home Improvement Shopping at Lowe’s

There are people who like the convenience of their neighborhood Home Depot. And there are those who will drive right by just to reach the nearest Lowe’s home improvement center. Me? I’m a Lowe’s ...

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Kip Tips
March 2017

3 Little-Known Ways to Save Big on Your Next Trip to Home Depot

Easy shortcuts to finding hidden bargains at the big-box retailer.

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March 2017

Secrets to Shopping at Home Depot

Home Depot is probably the first retailer to come to mind when you’re thinking “ubiquitous big-box hardware store.” The rise of these orange-hued home-improvement centers was a revelation to those ...

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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 edged the annual fee toward the triple-digit mark. But ...

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March 2017

6 Ways to Save Even More at Discount Retailer Big Lots

When you shop at Big Lots, don’t expect to cross everything off your list. The shopping experience at the popular discount retailer is more of a treasure hunt. Sure, you can shop for groceries and ...

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