Bio Bob Niedt

See All Authors »

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.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Scams

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Making Your Money Last

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
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 ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
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). ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
July 2019

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. ET on the East Coast (midnight on the Pacific Coast, where Amazon is parked). ...

See More From: Smart Buying

Leisure Spending
July 2019

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

Amazon.com has expanded its Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day sale to a record 48 hours in 2019.

See More From: Leisure Spending

SLIDE SHOW
March 2019

31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits of 2019

If the frugal you is busy comparing household budgets from 2018 to 2019, one prime thing may jump out at you. Yes, you're paying $20 more a year for your Amazon Prime subscription than you did at the start ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
May 2019

Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds

When it comes to wedding gifts, it’s not just the thought that counts. The money counts, too. The average wedding guest will spend $127 on a gift for a family member, according to an American Express ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
May 2019

Best (And Worst) 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 ...

See More From: Leisure Spending

SLIDE SHOW
May 2019

10 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets

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 ...

See More From: Scams

SLIDE SHOW
April 2019

Aldi vs. Whole Foods (After Amazon Cut Produce Prices)

Whole Foods announced another round of price cuts on April 1, this time claiming to lower everyday prices on hundreds of produce items by an average of 20%. Since we just compared prices on 50 grocery ...

See More From: Smart Buying

SLIDE SHOW
April 2019

Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona

Much like Florida, Arizona’s population swells in the winter months — a 2002 study by the Arizona State University reported a boost of nearly 300,000 retirees who temporarily settled in Arizona for ...

See More From: Best Cities, States & Places

SLIDE SHOW
April 2019

The Best and Worst Things to Buy 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 ...

See More From: Smart Buying

Kip Tips
March 2019

How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards

Put money in your pocket by selling gift cards online or even in person.

See More From: Kip Tips

Show More Stories