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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

Health Care & Insurance
May 2020

Coping with Loss of Healthcare Coverage

Families USA’s Cheryl Fish-Parcham joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss how folks can find medical coverage in the face of job loss. Also, the pair share ways to avoid a new wave of ID theft and talk credit reports and tax software in a new edition of Deal or No Deal.

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Credit Cards
May 2020

Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to chat about the best rewards credit card picks for every type of spender. Also, the pair offers tips on how to navigate the housing market right now.

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Dividends
May 2020

The Outlook for Dividend Stocks Right Now

SimplySafeDividends.com's Brian Bollinger joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss what the months ahead hold for income investors. Also, the pair chats about highlights from the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2020

5 Great Funds for a Down Market

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Fearsome former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson wasn’t talking about investors when he dispensed that particular piece of wisdom. But with ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2020

5 Bear Market Do's and Don'ts

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, economies the world over came to a screeching halt, and stock prices tumbled into a bear market more quickly than they ever have. Stocks subsequently rallied ...

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Getting Out of Debt
May 2020

Interest Rates at Zero

Bankrate.com's Greg McBride joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey for a discussion on the repercussions of a prolonged period of low interest rates. The pair also recommends mutual funds that hold up during down markets.

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Millennial Money
May 2020

My First Bear Market, By the Book

I'm boosting my 401(k) contributions now that my gym membership and student loan payments are on hold.

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Economic Forecasts
April 2020

What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?

With oil prices having dipped into negative territory, S&P Global Platts's Vito Turitto joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to break down exactly what's going on. Also, the cohosts give an update on stimulus checks.

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Economic Forecasts
April 2020

Is Your State Prepared for a Recession?

The Kiplinger Letter's managing editor Jim Patterson joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to break down the ramifications for states that aren't equipped to handle the upcoming recession. The pair also discusses bear market investing strategies.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2020

Navigating Financial Hardship in the Coronavirus Era

CreditCards.com's Ted Rossman joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss what people can do to help mitigate financial hardship during the global pandemic. Also, the pair explains new tax breaks for charitable giving.

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Tax Breaks
April 2020

FAQs About Your Stimulus Check Answered

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to break down everything you need to know about your stimulus check. Also, the hosts discuss whether you should book airline tickets and answer reader questions about RMDs.

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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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