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Kyle Burbank

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Kyle Burbank

Kyle is a freelance writer and author whose first book, "The E-Ticket Life" is now available on Amazon. In addition to his weekly "Money at 30" column on Dyer News, he is also the editorial director and a writer for the Disney fan site LaughingPlace.com and has recently starting publsihing his own personal finance blog at https://moneyat30.com/

Money Challenges: Pros, Cons, Examples, and Tools

If you've ever made an effort to start saving money, there's a good chance that you encountered a few stumbling blocks. For one, the ever-popular "spend less, save more" goal lacks the specifics necessary to make it stick. Meanwhile, while setting aside money might feel good at first, maintaining motivation...

Money at 30: Robinhood's IPO — and Trying Their IPO Access Platform

Of all the companies, apps, and tools I've written about between here and Money@30 the site, I feel like Robinhood is the one I've ended up covering the most. That's partially because the stock trading app has not only continually rolled out new offerings since they've been on my radar...

Money at 30: Mode Phone (and Current Rewards for Android) Review

A few short weeks ago, I shared my review of an app called Current Rewards that allows you to earn gift cards and cash just for listening to music (although you'll need to do a bit more if you want to really earn points). As I noted in that review,...

Financial Lessons in "Adulting" I Learned from Television 1

When I was a young kid still living in New Jersey my elementary school offered an additional schooling year between Kindergarten and first grade they called Transitional Primary or “TP.” To help determine who the school would recommend for TP all of the Kindergarten students were given an oral assessment....

American Express Platinum Card Review 3

To my surprise, it’s now been nearly two years since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express — also known as the Amex Platinum card, American Express Platinum, Plat, and other such variants. In that time, I’ve been able to experience all...

Money at 30: How We're Saving Money This Summer

The way I see it, there are a few different starts to the summer season. For the former movie theatre manager in me, the first is Memorial Day weekend (although the blockbuster season really kicks off even before that now thanks to Marvel). Then, there's the technical kick-off on June...

Money at 30: Current Banking Review

I like to fancy myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to FinTechs and neobanks, seeing as I've reviewed plenty of them in the past. Yet, while I may have heard of some such options, I'm occasionally taken aback at just how big some of these players are....

2021 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop 14

With a stellar line-up of brands on board and an easy-to-use platform, Bumped has quickly become one of my favorite financial apps to use. With Bumped still in its public beta phase, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what happens with the app from here. If all goes according...