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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 2020

Reasons You Will Want to Retire in an RV

Retirement is in sight. You’re ready to begin new journeys, hit the open road — and travel the blue highways in a recreational vehicle. [EMBED TYPE=WIDGET ID=927] And why not? You’ve earned ...

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May 2020

Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

As you roll toward retirement, dreams of blue highways might be giving you an 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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May 2020

HEROES Act Aids Healthcare Workers, First Responders

While the latest stimulus bill being batted around Congress, the Health and Economic Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, is stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate, the real heroes battling coronavirus ...

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July 2019

13 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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April 2020

31 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2020

The big reason back in the day to hook up with Amazon was the free two-day shipping, the very roots of Amazon Prime. But since my Amazon shopping addiction has waned, I thought I'd explore what other perks ...

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April 2020

Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard

There’s no doubt all of us are reeling from the one-two punch of immediate financial losses (layoffs, lower interest rates on our savings and more) and the evaporation of retirement funds for the long ...

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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 slog to concerns about how to fund the golden years. How prepared are you? How much money do you really ...

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Rethinking Retirement
April 2020

When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.

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March 2020

Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off the coronavirus isn’t as hard as it seems. Heck, ...

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March 2020

Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle

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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June 2018

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free. Our list of freebies is packed with 70 something-for-nothing deals. We don’t allow any useless junk on our list—only ...

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February 2020

Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States

Retirees, you’re already a bona-fide graduate of the school of hard knocks – your decades of full-time employment. There’s still plenty to learn, however, whether your goal is pursuing a second act ...

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Kip Tips
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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Kip Tips
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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