Your Money's Worth

Your Money's Worth
Timely, actionable guidance to help you earn, keep and make the most of your money.
22: The Future of Retirement
Apr 22 • 33 min
Kiplinger 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.
Tax Day 2019: Money-Saving Tips for Everybody (Even If You’ve Already Filed)
Apr 14 • 24 min
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…
20: What Happens If Big Tech Breaks Up?
Apr 8 • 28 min
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…
19: How to Raise Money-Smart Kids
Apr 1 • 32 min
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…
18: Get Your Home and Finances in Order This Spring
Mar 25 • 29 min
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…
17: How to Achieve Financial Independence
Mar 18 • 33 min
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.
16: Understanding the Cost of College
Mar 11 • 23 min
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…
15: Tips to Buy or Sell Your Home in 2019
Mar 4 • 27 min
Kiplinger’s real estate expert Pat Mertz-Esswein help home buyers and sellers navigate the current housing market. Also, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey share which financial habits they’re giving up during Lent, as well as play a game of Financial Fact…
14: What You Should Know About ETFs
Feb 25 • 28 min
Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block are joined by senior investing editor Kyle Woodley, who explains exchange-traded funds for investing newbies and pros alike. The pair also discusses the differences in popular tax software and delves into a travel-themed…
13: Exciting Trends in Tech
Feb 18 • 33 min
Kiplinger Letter technology editor John Miley joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk tech — from smartwatches to self-driving cars. Also, Ryan reveals the best buys to look for on every shopping holiday of the year, and Sandy explains the benefits…
12: Couples and Money
Feb 11 • 26 min
Love is in the air, and Kiplinger senior editor Eileen Ambrose joins the podcast to talk about how to best manage financial issues with your significant other. Also, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey chat about the best and worst career paths over the next…
11: Why It Pays to File Your Taxes Now
Feb 4 • 28 min
It’s tax season, and co-host Sandy Block explains why taxpayers should file sooner rather than later. Then, she and fellow co-host Ryan Ermey discuss holiday debt hangover and share more wacky PR pitches. This leads the pair to dish on virtual pawn shops…
10: Undervalued Stocks Worth a Look
Jan 28 • 28 min
Kiplinger’s senior associate editor John Waggoner returns to discuss top mutual fund managers’ favorite undervalued stocks with podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey. The pair also delves into sports gambling (and make a few prop bets) just in time for…
9: How to Manage a Financial Windfall
Jan 21 • 27 min
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…
8: How to Book Luxury Travel for Less
Jan 14 • 24 min
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…
7: The Fastest-Growing Jobs and Industries of the Next Five Years
Jan 7 • 26 min
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…
6: Financial Planning Tips for Families From Knight Kiplinger
Dec 24, 2018 • 26 min
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.
5: Skip the Car with the Big Red Bow
Dec 17, 2018 • 31 min
Senior online editor – and resident car guy – David Muhlbaum joins Ryan and Sandy to discuss buying a new car over the holidays. The hosts see what’s new in the world of charitable giving and crack each other up with more truly bizarre PR pitches.
4: Interest Rates… and YOU!
Dec 10, 2018 • 30 min
Sandy and Ryan interview Senior Associate Editor (and investing maven) John Waggoner on all things interest rates. The hosts come up with ways for you to avoid surprise fees during holiday travel. Sandy explains to Ryan, like he’s 5, the ins and outs of…
3: Year-End Tax Moves
Dec 3, 2018 • 25 min
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.
2: Where Should I Put My Money Now?
Nov 26, 2018 • 25 min
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.
1: How to Score Holiday Deals on Black Friday and All Season Long
Nov 19, 2018 • 27 min
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.
Nov 8, 2018 • 1 min
The Your Money’s Worth personal-finance podcast from Kiplinger delivers timely, actionable guidance to help you earn, keep and make the most of your money. Listen to each new weekly episode for down-to-earth insights on saving for retirement, cutting your…