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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

Buying & Selling a Home
January 2020

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

Zillow's economic research director Skylar Olsen joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss what factors to consider when deciding to buy or rent a home. Also, the pair offers money-smart travel tips to help you save.

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January 2020

How to Avoid Elder Fraud

Kiplinger's associate editor Miriam Cross offers tips on how to protect your loved ones from falling victim to elder fraud. Also, our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey delve into the results of Kiplinger's market volatility poll.

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Stocks & Bonds
January 2020

Stocks to Invest in for the Next Decade

Our co-hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block break down which stocks to buy and hold for the next 10 years and remind procrastinators why they should make those lingering holiday gift returns now.

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Family Finances
December 2019

Financial Planning Tips for Families From Knight Kiplinger (Ep. 6 Rebroadcast)

Our classic podcast episode featuring Kiplinger's editor emeritus Knight Kiplinger, who chatted with hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey about all things families and finances.

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Millennial Money
December 2019

How to Pay for Pricey Prescriptions

Paying for expensive medications is especially painful if you’re in a high-deductible plan.

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Financial Planning
December 2019

Year-End Money Moves to Make Right Now

As 2019 comes to a close, our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey offer up last-minute money moves to make before the year's end. Also, the pair discuss strategies for building an emergency fund and how mutual fund expense ratios can affect returns.

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December 2019

Marvelous Mid-Cap Funds

In theory, midsize-company stocks operate in a sweet spot for investors. No longer struggling to get out of the gates, these financially mature firms, led by experienced executives, should come with more ...

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Tax Planning
December 2019

Tax-Friendly Places for Retirees to Live tax editor Rocky Mengle joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to break down the best states for taxes on retirees. Also, the pair discusses how to handle travel mishaps during the busy holiday season.

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Fund Watch
December 2019

Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt: Don’t Call It Junk

Despite its name, this muni bond fund is keeping an eye on risk.

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Tax Planning
December 2019

Money-Smart Strategies for Charitable Giving

Schwab Charitable president Kim Laughton joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss why you should use a donor-advised fund for year-end charitable giving. Also, the duo offers tips on how to avoid ID theft and holiday scams.

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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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November 2019

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

Alison Green of 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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