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Ryan Ermey

Staff Writer
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

Saving Money
January 2019

How to Manage a Financial Windfall

With host Ryan Ermey dreaming of winning big on the legendary game show Jeopardy!, he and fellow host Sandy Block discuss strategies for dealing with a financial windfall. Plus, advice on updating your retirement plan, as well as a lesson on market indexes.

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Travel
January 2019

How to Book Luxury Travel for Less

Podcast hosts Ryan and Sandy welcome Kiplinger's associate editor and resident travel expert Miriam Cross to talk tips for traveling in style on a tight budget. The pair also discuss retail return policies and try to stump each other in a new edition of Financial Fact or Fiction.

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Economic Forecasts
January 2019

The Fastest-Growing Jobs and Industries of the Next Five Years

Jim Patterson, managing editor of The Kiplinger Letter, reveals the best opportunities for workers, businesses and investors in the next half-decade. Our podcast hosts also share their financial New Year’s resolutions and wrap up with a game of Deal or No Deal.

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Fund Watch
January 2019

Smead Value Fund Focuses on the Long Term

This concentrated fund looks for a few high-quality stocks at bargain prices.

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Family Finances
December 2018

Financial Planning Tips for Families From Knight Kiplinger

A gift from the Kiplinger family to yours, just in time for the holidays. Sandy and Ryan sit down for an extended chat with Kiplinger’s editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger on all things families and finances.

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Buying & Leasing a Car
December 2018

Skip the Car With the Big Red Bow

Kiplinger's senior online editor -- and resident car guru -- David Muhlbaum joins Ryan and Sandy to discuss buying a new car over the holidays. Our hosts also take a look at what's new in the world of charitable giving and crack each other up with more truly bizarre PR pitches.

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Banking
December 2018

Interest Rates . . . and YOU!

Sandy and Ryan interview senior associate editor (and investing maven) John Waggoner on all things interest rates. Plus, the hosts come up with ways for you to avoid surprise fees during holiday travel and Sandy explains to Ryan, like he’s 5, the ins and outs of traditional and Roth 401(k)s.

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Tax Planning
December 2018

Year-End Tax Moves to Save Under the New Tax Law

Sandy schools Ryan on last-minute strategies to reduce your tax bill. The duo discuss the buzz surrounding cannabis stocks and play a game of financial fact or fiction on “use it or lose it” deals.

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Fund Watch
November 2018

Play Defense With Utilities Funds

After years in the cold, this sector is starting to heat up.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2018

Here Come the Hot IPOs

Investors could buy shares in big-name firms, including Uber and Lyft, in 2019.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2018

Where Should I Put My Money Now?

Senior editor Anne Smith joins the show to talk investor moves in an uncertain market. Ryan and Sandy review holiday tipping protocol and share tales of their wackiest PR pitches.

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Smart Buying
November 2018

How to Score Holiday Deals on Black Friday and All Season Long

Hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey interview online editor Andrea Browne Taylor about holiday shopping tips and tricks. The pair also discuss the basics of bear markets and dish about deals that aren’t as good as they seem.

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Fund Watch
November 2018

Merger Fund Takes the Stress Out of Market Swings

This market-neutral fund delivers consistent returns despite market volatility.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2018

3 Best Stocks for an Old Bull

Wring all the gains you can out of an aging bull market with stocks that balance growth and yield.

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Fund Watch
October 2018

Sit Tax-Free Income Bets on Housing Bonds

This fund looks for undervalued corners of the muni market.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2018

Is President Trump Right About Why Quarterly Earnings Reports Are Wrong?

Requiring companies to post results too often may discourage long-term investment, but requiring them to report too little can leave investors in the dark for too long.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2018

Investing Fees Keep Falling

JPMorgan Chase drops some stock and ETF commissions.

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