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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 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
April 2020

BBH Limited Duration: More Income, a Bit More Risk

The short-term bonds in this fund are stress-tested.

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Saving Money
March 2020

Money Moves to Make Right Now in the Wake of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Physician and certified financial planner Carolyn McClanahan joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss smart financial strategies in these uncertain times. Also, the pair delves into smart ways to spend your stimulus check.

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Fund Watch
April 2020

IQ Merger Arbitrage Is All About the Deals

This merger-focused ETF can zig when the market zags.

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Health Care & Insurance
March 2020

Does Your Health Insurance Cover the Coronavirus Test?

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey discuss what your health insurance may or may not cover during the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the pair breaks down market basics to keep in mind amid market volatility and strategies for raising quick cash.

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Credit Reports & Scores
March 2020

What to Know About the New FICO Score

Credit expert Gerri Detweiler joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk about how the new FICO scoring system could affect your credit score. Also, the pair explains the history of bear markets and why you need to tax-diversify your retirement accounts.

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Stocks & Bonds
March 2020

How to Invest Amid Coronavirus Panic

Kiplinger.com senior investing editor Kyle Woodley joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss risk-mitigating market strategies in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Also, the pair highlight virus-related scams to be aware of.

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Practical Investing
March 2020

What Drives Stock Returns?

Hint: It’s more than just company profits.

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Buying & Selling a Home
March 2020

Where the Housing Market Is Headed

Zillow.com economist Jeff Tucker joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey for a discussion on the housing market outlook for 2020. The pair also offers tips for saving at the pump, as well as investing strategies amid coronavirus market panic.

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Markets
March 2020

What Kills Bull Markets

We don’t think this record run is over yet — but we’re watching these signs.

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Fund Watch
March 2020

Artisan Developing World Heads Off Emerging Challenges

A stake in multinationals buoys this fund when developing markets sink.

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Tax Prep & Filing
February 2020

Best Values in Tax Software

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle breaks down our newly released tax software rankings. Also, our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey discuss the ins and outs of trip insurance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Fund Watch
March 2020

Two Kiplinger Dividend 15 Picks Hit a Rough Patch

Giants 3M and ExxonMobil are on our watch list at the moment as lawsuits and sliding oil prices become potential hurdles to clear.

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ETFs
February 2020

The Best ETFs You've Never Heard Of

Kiplinger.com investing guru Kyle Woodley returns to chat with hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey about the market's best lesser-known exchange-traded funds. Also, the cohosts review the leftover ramifications of the SECURE Act.

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Small Business
February 2020

How the SECURE Act Will Impact Your Retirement Plan

IRAhelp.com's Ed Slott joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how the SECURE Act could be impacting your retirement plans. Also, the cohosts offer up last-minute Valentine's Day deals for the procrastinators.

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Family Finances
February 2020

Protecting Your Digital Assets

Jamie Hopkins, director of retirement research at Carson Group, joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to protect your digital assets. Also, the pair offers tips on how to prevent your smart home devices from getting hacked.

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Practical Investing
January 2020

Picking Stocks? Your Brokerage Can Help

Online brokers have beefed up investor tools and research.

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Stocks & Bonds
January 2020

Investors Prospered by Staying the Course

The long bull market made it easier to avoid buying high and selling low.

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