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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.

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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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Fund Watch
October 2016

Invest in This Index Fund for Bonds From Exotic Locales

Vanguard scores with a fund that owns long-term government debt from emerging markets.

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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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