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Ryan Ermey

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

Fund Watch
September 2016

A Value Line Fund Breaks With Tradition

The manager of Value Line Mid Cap Focused goes for companies with rising profits and climbing share prices.

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Fund Watch
August 2016

Dividends From Tiny Companies

North Star Dividend Fund has chalked up solid results by investing in micro-cap stocks.

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Fund Watch
June 2016

How Different Target-Date Funds Shift Assets as Retirement Nears

Firms have varying timetables for moving clients’ assets into retirement-income funds.

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Fund Watch
July 2016

This Mutual Fund Yields 5.5% With a Focus on Preferred REITs

Salient Select Income hunts for undervalued real estate investment trusts.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2016

Philadelphia: A Great Large City for Retiring in Good Health

The "City of Brotherly Love" appeals to a variety of people -- from art enthusiasts to fitness buffs.

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Fund Watch
May 2016

When Stocks Falter, This Mutual Fund Shines

With a lot of consumer stocks and cash, Symons Value is positioned for a weak economy.

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Kip Tips
May 2016

3 Insider Tips to Save on Hotels

Turn on the charm and don't hesitate to complain.

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Economic Forecasts
April 2016

The Mixed Blessings of Cheap Oil

As gasoline prices dive, drivers take to the highway -- and that may not be a good thing.

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Fund Watch
April 2016

Small Bank Stocks Help this Fund Crush Rivals

Investing in dull savings and loans proved exciting for Hennessy Small Cap Financial Fund.

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Fund Watch
March 2016

This Mutual Fund Pays 3% Tax-Free

Pimco High Yield Municipal Bond gets a boost by holding tobacco bonds and avoiding Puerto Rican debt.

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Kip Tips
March 2016

4 Tools That Make Budgeting Easy

These tools can save you time and money.

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Kip Tips
February 2016

4 Ways to Save on Gym Memberships

Tips on how to minimize high costs.

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Kip Tips
February 2016

How to Score Big Bargains on Super Bowl Sunday

If Cam Newton, chicken wings and funny commercials aren’t your things, you can score great values while others watch the big game.

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Mutual Funds
February 2016

How the Rich Make a Difference With Impact Investing

Putting your money to work doing good doesn't mean giving up making money.

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Fund Watch
January 2016

A Mutual Fund That Bets on a Revived Europe

Henderson European Focus has a lot of flexibility, and you can buy it without a load at discount brokers.

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Leisure Spending
December 2015

Winning Money at Daily Fantasy Sports Is a Long Shot

The odds of bringing home big bucks aren't in your favor.

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Fund Watch
December 2015

A Mutual Fund That Cleans Up With 22 Blue-Chip Stocks

Despite its concentrated portfolio, Polen Growth held up during the recent downturn.

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