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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

Leisure Spending
May 2019

Don't Overpay for Your Next Rental Car

Kiplinger's resident car guru David Muhlbaum joins the podcast to tell consumers how to strike the best deal on rental cars for the summer travel season. Also, job-search strategies during a period of historically low unemployment.

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QUIZ
May 2019

Can You Answer Jeopardy!’s Trickiest Investing Questions?

Every prospective Jeopardy! contestant hopes for swiftness on the buzzer, a chance to charm Alex Trebek and to compete against anyone except James Holzhauer. But a favorable board tops the l...

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Making Your Money Last
May 2019

Prosper With Do-Gooder Investments

Parnassus Investments founder and socially conscious investing pioneer Jerry Dodson talks value investing and some of his favorite stocks. Also: Which tax documents should you keep (or toss)?

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Economic Forecasts
May 2019

Is a Recession on the Way?

The recent dip in long-term bond yields below short-term yields isn't cause for panic.

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Millennial Money
May 2019

Target-Date Funds Might Not Be Right for You

Branching out and investing in a mix of funds can give you a portfolio that’s cheaper, better diversified and more in line with your needs.

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Stocks & Bonds
May 2019

Stock Buybacks Surge

Buybacks have been getting some political attention. Done right, though, they can be a good deal for shareholders.

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Fund Watch
May 2019

Janus Henderson Contrarian Fund Gets a Promising New Manager

For this mid-cap fund, a twist on contrarian investing is paying off.

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Careers
May 2019

Boost Your Income With a Side Hustle You’ll Love

Sidehusl.com editor Kathy Kristof discusses finding, vetting and profiting from side gigs. Also: Tax breaks for caregivers.

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Technology
April 2019

How to Avoid Identity Theft

Podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey team up with Kiplinger's staff writer Brendan Pedersen to discuss how to prevent and recover from the most common forms of identity theft. The pair also break down some old school investing truisms.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2019

The Future of Retirement

Kiplinger's Retirement Report editor Rachel Sheedy joins podcast hosts Sandra Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss the changing landscape of retirement saving. The pair also share smart ways to spend your tax refund and explain all the fuss about the yield curve.

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Tax Prep & Filing
April 2019

Tax Day 2019: Money-Saving Tips for Everybody (Even If You've Already Filed)

Our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block walk you through all the last-minute advice you need to file your taxes -- from common errors to avoid to filing an extension to free filing software. The pair also discuss Tax Day consumer deals and freebies you don't want to miss.

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Technology
April 2019

What Happens If Big Tech Breaks Up?

Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block are joined by Kiplinger Letter tech expert John Miley to discuss the ramifications of breaking up major tech companies such as Facebook and Google. The pair also delve into strategies for those who can't pay their tax bills on time.

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2019

Shareholders Shake Things Up This Proxy Season

Hot-button issues this year include climate change and board diversity.

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Family Finances
April 2019

How to Raise Money-Smart Kids

Our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block are joined by Raising Money-Smart Kids author and Kiplinger editor-at-large Janet Bodnar to discuss how parents can help provide their children with a sound financial foundation. The pair also review common scam tactics in honor of April Fool's Day.

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Family Finances
March 2019

Get Your Home and Finances in Order This Spring

Professional organizer Heather Cocozza joins hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss how decluttering can save you time and money. Also, Sandy explains why you should set up an online Social Security account. The pair then wraps ups with some wacky PR pitches.

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Financial Planning
March 2019

How to Achieve Financial Independence

Hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey discuss the financial independence movement with ChooseFI founder Brad Barrett. In addition, Sandy breaks down tax breaks for the middle class, and the pair debates whether it’s worth it to purchase travel insurance.

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Paying for College
March 2019

Understanding the Cost of College

Kiplinger's staff writer and higher education guru Kaitlin Pitsker explains how parents and students can choose the best school that fits their financial needs. Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block also discuss how to reclaim forgotten money, as well as the ins and outs of credit freezes.

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