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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

Careers
November 2019

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

Alison Green of Askamanager.org joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss best practices for asking your boss for a raise. Also, the pair break down why parents with high school teens should file the FAFSA application now.

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Saving for Retirement
November 2019

Retiring With Your Spouse

Kiplinger's retirement columnist and editor-at-large Janet Bodnar joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to offer tips on how to retire as a couple. Also, the pair talks tax breaks and perks for members of the military on Veterans Day.

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Health Care & Insurance
November 2019

Make Better Benefits Decisions During Open Enrollment

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey talk with Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert about what to consider when choosing insurance plans during open enrollment. The pair also breaks down money moves to make right now to help prepare for 2020.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2019

The Pitfalls Behind Zero-Fee Trading

Commissions hit zero at big online brokers, but investors should be aware of other, sometimes hidden costs.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2019

The Kiplinger Dividend 15: Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks 2019

Income investors love dividend stocks for their regular payouts; any stock-price appreciation is just gravy. The Kiplinger Dividend 15, the list of our favorite dividend-paying stocks, delivers on the ...

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Family Finances
October 2019

The Truth About DNA Testing

Kiplinger's vice president of content Sarah Stevens joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk about the advantages, risks, obstacles and other things to consider when having your DNA tested.

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Fund Watch
November 2019

Buy Mid Caps on the Cheap

In spite of a rocky 12 months, mid-cap stocks are in a market sweet spot. And investors should consider snapping them up.

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Fund Watch
November 2019

American Century Equity Income Focuses on Value

This fund chooses high-quality but overlooked stocks.

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Tax Planning
October 2019

What You Should Know About Your State Taxes

Our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey break down Kiplinger's updated state-by-state tax map. The duo also shares free shipping deals and lesser known Amazon Prime benefits.

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Estate Planning
October 2019

Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block discuss why estate plans aren't just for the super rich with estate lawyer (and Ryan's sister) Lindsay Ermey. Also, the duo tackles the latest moves in the broker price wars, as well as the Yahoo data breach settlement.

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Tax Planning
October 2019

What to Know About the Tax Extension Deadline on October 15

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle joins host Ryan Ermey to discuss what you should know about the October 15 tax extension deadline. Also, Kiplinger's car guru David Muhlbaum offers tips on preparing your ride for winter.

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Economic Forecasts
October 2019

Will Rates in the U.S. Go Negative?

It’s unlikely we’ll follow Europe and Japan, but interest rates will stay low for a while.

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Stock Watch
October 2019

6 Stocks That Have Survived Their Industries’ Disruption

Things move fast today. These six firms have fought off paradigm-shifting challenges.

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Fund Watch
October 2019

For This Stock Fund, a Focused Approach Pays Off

This young fund has bet big on tech and industrial companies.

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Family Finances
October 2019

Financial Challenges Affecting the LGBTQ Community

Our podcast hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block talk with financial coach Cait Howerton about the unique set of financial issues facing those in the LGBTQ community. Plus: The pair discuss why you should stop procrastinating and get your REAL ID driver's license now.

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Credit Reports & Scores
September 2019

How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

Kiplinger's resident credit guru Lisa Gerstner joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to take on the credit bureaus if there's a mistake (or outright fraud) on your credit report.

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Saving for Retirement
September 2019

How to Save Big and Retire Earlier

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey chat with Playing With FIRE author Scott Rieckens about money-saving strategies that can help you retire sooner. The pair also discusses travel safety tips and timeshare scams.

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