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Ryan Ermey

Senior Reporter
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

Stock Watch
June 2017

Beware Fake Stock News

Hundreds of articles contain false information that is planted, the SEC says.

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Fund Watch
May 2017

This Socially Responsible Mutual Fund Offers Low Fees, Low Minimums, Big Returns

A young fund that practices socially responsible investing climbs the one-year chart.

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Fund Watch
May 2017

Invest on the Cheap With Commission-Free ETFs

Expense ratios are being slashed by top providers.

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Credit Reports & Scores
May 2017

Credit Scores Get a Boost

Credit histories will no longer carry black marks from tax liens and civil judgments.

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Fund Watch
April 2017

MFS Utilities: Not Your Average Utility Fund

This fund’s veteran manager also invests in cable stocks and energy partnerships.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

4 Best ETFs to Invest in the Dow

Over the last 25 years, the Dow Jones industrial average has returned an average 10.3% per year, 0.8 percentage point per year better than Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. On a $10,000 investment, ...

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Stock Watch
April 2017

3 Good Reasons to Invest in the Dow

Yes, there's a hint of fustiness to the Dow 30. But the industrials actually do a good job of tracking the market, and might do better in down times.

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Fund Watch
March 2017

Is a Bitcoin ETF a Good Investment?

Main Street investors will need to wait longer to find out after the SEC rejects the proposed exchange-traded fund.

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Travel
March 2017

The Best Ways to Snag Bargain Airfares

When you’re shopping for international flights, be flexible and don’t buy too soon.

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Fund Watch
March 2017

Harding Loevner Delivers Two Winning Foreign-Stock Funds

Both focus on firms with above-average growth and shareholder-friendly execs.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

3 Great Defense Stocks Paying Good Dividends

In the wake of President Trump’s victory in November, the stock market has experienced a mix of exuberance and uncertainty. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the defense sector. Since Election ...

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Fund Watch
January 2017

A Value Fund Leaps Ahead of Its Rivals

TCW Relative Value Mid Cap's manager seeks cheap stocks with a catalyst that could spark annual returns of 15%.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

5 Sin Stocks for Dividend Investors

Much has been made of the rise of socially conscious investing – investing according to ethical or social principles. And for good reason. One out of every six dollars managed professionally in the U.S. ...

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Kip Tips
December 2016

How to Get Discounts at Disney World

We tell you how to make your visit less expensive and more magical.

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Fund Watch
December 2016

Get a 6.5% Yield With a Stew of Junk Bonds

Three shops, each using a different recipe, pick the bonds at Northern Multi-Manager High Yield Opportunity.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

The 6 Best Schwab ETFs

Good news for investors who use exchange-traded funds: Several of the cheapest ETFs on the market are getting even cheaper. On October 5, Blackrock announced fee cuts for 15 of its “core” iShares ETFs, ...

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Travel
October 2016

How to Overcome Travel Delays and Cancellations

Travel hiccups are unavoidable. Here’s how to navigate them.

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