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/

The Good and Bad of Credit Karma in 2022

So Credit Karma might not be able to tell you exactly what your credit score is but the truth is you have so many scores that it hardly matters. What makes this free service great isn’t necessarily the credit scores it offers you but the tools it gives you to protect, monitor, and improve your overall credit.

Money at 30: Are FinTech Accounts Worth it When APYs are High?

After more than two years of near-nothing interest rates, high-yield savings accounts are back. Over the past several weeks, APYs across several accounts have skyrocketed and, in many cases, are now pushing toward 2% APY (as of this writing, that is). And, with the Federal Reserve widely expected to keep raising interest rates, these could go even higher shortly. So, the question for me has become: If more traditional savings...

2022 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop Online

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 to plan, I believe the app could very well change the way we think about brand loyalty schemes, while also...

Credit Karma Money Spend Account Review

Over the past few years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has expanded into other aspects of finance. This includes offering an unclaimed funds finder as well as a free tax filing platform (which they recently sold off to Block Inc now that Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma has been completed). Additionally, Credit Karma has rolled out a free checking account in the form of Credit Karma Money Spend ...

Money at 30: ScoreMaster Review

Over the past decade or so, it seems that the general public has really started to understand how important credit can be to their everyday lives. While I say this anecdotally, the rise in average credit score does support my theory. Unfortunately, even if you have a basic idea of how credit works, bettering your scores isn't always so straightforward. That's where the service ScoreMaster may be able to help....

Amex Gold vs Capital One SavorOne vs. Savor — Which is Best for Diners?

It's time for a rewards credit card showdown — or should I say chow down? Recently, a friend of mine was asking me about various dining card options and specifically wanted to know my thoughts on the American Express Gold card versus the Capital One SavorOne. Incidentally, I happen to have both card options, which I'll explain in a bit. So, let's get to comparing these two picks... and throw...

Bask Bank Review (2022)

As a kid, I remember my parents explaining to me how savings accounts work. By keeping my money with the bank, they’d pay me a little something extra, allowing my account to grow. Yes, the concept of savings accounts hasn’t changed a whole heck of a lot since, well, ever — but now Bask Bank has a novel idea. Launched in 2020, Bask Bank introduced a unique twist on a...

Money at 30: "Cloudmoney" Audiobook Review

For years, I've been writing about the FinTech sector and reviewing applications that fall under that banner. In turn, I've become a fairly large fan. Thus, when I was looking for new books to check out and came across one that seemed critical of the advent of these financial technology firms, I was definitely intrigued. The book in question is Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets...