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 at 30: How to Create a Portfolio of Rewards Cards

When I was in my early 20s, I made the classic mistake of getting a credit card and using it as though the things I was buying with it were free. Naturally, this caught up with me and, once I finally paid down the balance, I swore off credit cards for nearly a decade. However, once my credit rebounded and I learned to manage my money responsibly, I found that...

Lemonade Renters Insurance Overview (2022)

For as long as I've written this column, I've been a big advocate of renters insurance. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, it seems the majority of apartment dwellers and the like still don't carry policies to protect their belongings. Luckily, Lemonade is trying to change that by not only making it easier to obtain a policy but also flipping the script on the insurance model. Let's take a look at...

Money at 30: "Things That Matter" Audiobook Review

A couple of years back, I reviewed the book The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker — a popular blogger (Becoming Minimalist) that I've continued to be a fan of. After reading it, I was inspired to start my own journey in the direction of minimalism, while admittedly falling well short of being a full-on convert. More recently, Becker released a...

Money at 30: Everplans Review

As I've detailed many times before, I have a metric ton of bank accounts these days thanks to my duties as a FinTech reviewer. Because of this, every so often, my wife will see a new debit card come in the mail and half-jokingly ask, "So, how am I supposed to find all of these accounts if you die?" That's actually a really good question — and one I'd honestly...

Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History

Every month, millions of Americans pay their rent in full and on time — and shouldn’t that count for something? Instead, with while credit reports and scores often factor in payments made on loans, credit cards, etc., rent payments are typically excluded. However, that is starting to change. This is actually an issue that now Vice President and then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris brought to light during her 2020 campaign. Citing...

Top Credit Cards for Summer Fun — Travel, Entertainment, and More

While sticklers for what the calendar says might push back on this statement, summer is here! And, with it, all of the summer fun — much of which we've missed out on in recent years — is here as well. From travel to concerts to amusement parks and beyond, there's plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed while the weather is warm. So what if you could earn rewards while engaging...

Money at 30: "Part-Time for a Reason"

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine I knew from my days in Los Angeles. Among the many topics we covered as we sat at an outdoor shopping center for the better part of three hours was her work. Detailing some of the struggles and frustrations she has with her employer in recent months, she said something that caught...

Building Credit: What Consumers Need to Know and Tools to Try

In the United States, consumers rely on their credit scores in a number of ways. Not only can your scores come into play when applying for a loan, mortgage, or credit card but can also be a factor when setting up utilities, starting wireless phone service, and much more. Heck, your prospective employer may even do a credit check on you. Yet, given the importance of credit in our society,...