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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 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

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 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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Fund Watch
October 2019

For This Stock Fund, a Focused Approach Pays Off

This young fund has bet big on tech and industrial companies.

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Family Finances
October 2019

Financial Challenges Affecting the LGBTQ Community

Our podcast hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block talk with financial coach Cait Howerton about the unique set of financial issues facing those in the LGBTQ community. Plus: The pair discuss why you should stop procrastinating and get your REAL ID driver's license now.

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Credit Reports & Scores
September 2019

How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

Kiplinger's resident credit guru Lisa Gerstner joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to take on the credit bureaus if there's a mistake (or outright fraud) on your credit report.

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Saving for Retirement
September 2019

How to Save Big and Retire Earlier

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey chat with Playing With FIRE author Scott Rieckens about money-saving strategies that can help you retire sooner. The pair also discusses travel safety tips and timeshare scams.

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Leisure Spending
September 2019

Scoring Cheap Airfare With Scott Keyes

The founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights newsletter joins the show with strategies you can use to save on travel. Also, our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block talk streaming options for those thinking of ditching their cable service.

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Buying & Selling a Home
September 2019

When to Refinance Your Home

Kiplinger's real estate guru Pat Mertz Esswein shares why now is a great time to refinance your mortgage. Also, our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block delve into the recent surge in gold prices, as well as talk savings bonds and negative interest rates.

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Wealth Management
August 2019

Pick the Best Broker for You

Co-hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block discuss Kiplinger’s annual ranking of online brokerages and take you through the ins and outs of buying a new car over Labor Day weekend.

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August 2019

Best Online Brokers, 2019

As investor needs and preferences change, brokerages must adapt. Brokerages’ mobile apps have grown more sophisticated as more clients have demonstrated that they like to do business on the go. And as ...

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2019

How to Pick the Online Broker That’s Best for You

No broker can hit the bull’s-eye for every type of client. Use our results to find the best one for you

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August 2019

Best ETFs for a Volatile Market senior investing editor Kyle Woodley talks investing strategies and recommends top ETF picks for a volatile market. Also, our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey explain why teens with summer jobs should stash some money in a Roth IRA.

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Home Insurance
August 2019

Is Your Home Covered If a Natural Disaster Strikes?

Hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey are joined by longtime Kiplinger contributor Kim Lankford to discuss how to ensure your home is protected if a natural disaster hits. The pair also explains why college-branded debit cards aren't a smart move.

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Credit Reports & Scores
August 2019

Equifax Settlement: Should You Take the Money?

Contributing editor Lisa Gerstner discusses the Equifax data-breach settlement and the recent Capital One breach. Also, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey offer up strategies for hosting and shopping yard sales.

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Paying for College
July 2019

The Best College Values

Associate editor Kaitlin Pitsker joins the show to discuss Kiplinger’s annual college value rankings. Plus, Sandy and Ryan discuss tax holidays and other back-to-school shopping deals.

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