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Ryan Ermey

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He writes and fact-checks stories that appear in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on Kiplinger.com. He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.

Latest Features

REITs
December 2019

Where to Invest in 2020

Kiplinger's executive editor Anne Smith joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss investing trends that will move markets in 2020. The pair also offer ways to thwart package thieves.

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Smart Buying
November 2019

Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals

DealNews consumer analyst Julie Ramhold joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss how to find the best Black Friday deals. The pair also break down all the financial things that we have to be thankful for this year.

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Stock Watch
November 2019

10 Stocks for the Next 10 Years

These firms are positioned to deliver robust returns for years to come.

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Fund Watch
November 2019

Wasatch Ultra Growth Targets Industry Disruptors

This fund invests in small firms intent on wiping out the competition.

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Careers
November 2019

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

Alison Green of Askamanager.org joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss best practices for asking your boss for a raise. Also, the pair break down why parents with high school teens should file the FAFSA application now.

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Saving for Retirement
November 2019

Retiring With Your Spouse

Kiplinger's retirement columnist and editor-at-large Janet Bodnar joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to offer tips on how to retire as a couple. Also, the pair talks tax breaks and perks for members of the military on Veterans Day.

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Health Care & Insurance
November 2019

Make Better Benefits Decisions During Open Enrollment

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey talk with Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert about what to consider when choosing insurance plans during open enrollment. The pair also breaks down money moves to make right now to help prepare for 2020.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2019

The Pitfalls Behind Zero-Fee Trading

Commissions hit zero at big online brokers, but investors should be aware of other, sometimes hidden costs.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2019

The Kiplinger Dividend 15: Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks 2019

Income investors love dividend stocks for their regular payouts; any stock-price appreciation is just gravy. The Kiplinger Dividend 15, the list of our favorite dividend-paying stocks, delivers on the ...

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Family Finances
October 2019

The Truth About DNA Testing

Kiplinger's vice president of content Sarah Stevens joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk about the advantages, risks, obstacles and other things to consider when having your DNA tested.

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Fund Watch
November 2019

Buy Mid Caps on the Cheap

In spite of a rocky 12 months, mid-cap stocks are in a market sweet spot. And investors should consider snapping them up.

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Fund Watch
November 2019

American Century Equity Income Focuses on Value

This fund chooses high-quality but overlooked stocks.

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Tax Planning
October 2019

What You Should Know About Your State Taxes

Our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey break down Kiplinger's updated state-by-state tax map. The duo also shares free shipping deals and lesser known Amazon Prime benefits.

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Estate Planning
October 2019

Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block discuss why estate plans aren't just for the super rich with estate lawyer (and Ryan's sister) Lindsay Ermey. Also, the duo tackles the latest moves in the broker price wars, as well as the Yahoo data breach settlement.

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Tax Planning
October 2019

What to Know About the Tax Extension Deadline on October 15

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle joins host Ryan Ermey to discuss what you should know about the October 15 tax extension deadline. Also, Kiplinger's car guru David Muhlbaum offers tips on preparing your ride for winter.

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Economic Forecasts
October 2019

Will Rates in the U.S. Go Negative?

It’s unlikely we’ll follow Europe and Japan, but interest rates will stay low for a while.

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Stock Watch
October 2019

6 Stocks That Have Survived Their Industries’ Disruption

Things move fast today. These six firms have fought off paradigm-shifting challenges.

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