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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

Budgeting
July 2019

Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!

Kiplinger.com general manager Robert Long joins the podcast to debate the merits of credit and debit cards. Plus, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey break down strategies for paying off student loans.

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Dividends
July 2019

Boost Your Returns with Dividend Stocks

Kiplinger’s senior associate editor John Waggoner rejoins the show to discuss his favorite dividend-paying stocks.

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Fund Watch
July 2019

International Fund Follows in the Family Tradition

This new-ish international fund continues Grandeur Peak’s winning ways.

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Family Finances
July 2019

Is Pet Insurance a Good Deal?

Associate editor Pat Mertz Esswein joins the podcast to explain the costs and benefits of buying insurance for your pet. Plus, how to save money in the face of rising fuel costs.

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Credit Reports & Scores
June 2019

How to Boost Your Credit Score

Kiplinger contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins hosts Ryan and Sandy to discuss best practices for giving your credit score a boost. Also: Discover investment ideas for the "outer orbit" portion of your portfolio, and learn tax rules for renting out your home.

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Practical Investing
July 2019

How to Stay the Course in Rocky Markets

The best returns come from time in the market, not timing the market.

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Budgeting
June 2019

How to Create a Budget and Stick to It

Maintaining a budget so you can build up your savings takes more than just ditching your daily latte addiction. Brunch and Budget founder Pam Capalad chats with hosts Ryan and Sandy about how to devise a spending and saving strategy that works for you. Plus: Learn why everybody should have a Roth IRA.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2019

St. Augustine, Fla.: A Smart Place to Retire

The Florida beach town has everything from golf to belly dancing for retirees.

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2019

Where the Stock Market Is Headed Now

Kiplinger's executive editor Anne Smith tells investors what to expect in the second half of 2019. Also, show hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey talk movie tickets and student loans in a new game of Deal or No Deal.

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Fund Watch
June 2019

Royce Special Equity Fund Wins by Losing Less

A hefty chunk of cash has helped this small-company fund’s performance.

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Mutual Funds
June 2019

Opportunity Zone Investing: Is It for You?

A new type of fund that invests in low-income communities gives some investors a tax break, but it’s not for everyone.

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Travel
June 2019

Travel Like a Pro: How to Overcome Delays, Lost Bags and More

Atmosphere Research's Henry Harteveldt joins our hosts Ryan and Sandy to share ways to travel without any last-minute delays, cancellations, missed flights or lost bags. The pair also discusses the ins and outs of creating and donating to crowdfunding campaigns.

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Leisure Spending
May 2019

Money-Smart Ways to Save When Attending a Wedding

Kiplinger's associate editor Miriam Cross talks wedding guest etiquette and offers tips on how to attend without breaking the bank this summer. Also, hosts Sandy and Ryan explain the advantages of investing in 529 college savings plans.

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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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