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/

Best Credit Card Options for Home Improvement and Spring Cleaning Projects

With April now underway, it's time once again for the annual tradition of "spring cleaning" to commence. In some cases, this may mean some simple tidying and sprucing — while others may take the opportunity to begin much larger home improvement projects. Regardless of which description fits you, there may actually be a credit card that could benefit you during your springtime projects. Whether this means saving on spring cleaning...

Digit Saving App Review (2022)

Everyone knows that they should strive to save money and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck... but that's always far easier said than done. Most of the reason for this is strictly financial but a part of it can actually be mental as well. Sometimes looking at your checking balance might lead you to believe that you simply can't afford to be setting aside anything. Enter Digit and...

Money at 30: Lessons I Learned from This Tax Season

It's now been several years since I've been on my own as far as tax preparation goes. Once upon a time, my father — who was a CPA in another life — would navigate me through the process, ask me about potential deductions I might qualify for, and eventually print off a stack of paper for me to sign and mail in. However, around the time that I started being...

Peak Money App Review

With a new year now upon us, you can bet that many Americans are looking to make changes to their money habits. Specifically, now more than ever, people are realizing the importance of setting money aside in savings. Luckily, there are now a variety of apps that can help them do that — including one I recently discovered called Peak Money. Having used Peak Money for the past couple of...

Money at 30: WeWoreWhat, Rewards Cards, and Creator Loyalty Potential

It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about how one of the steps I take in crafting my various financial app reviews is to scour Instagram for new offerings. Well, earlier this week, that strategy paid off but in a different way than normal. Rather than coming across an ad for a new offering, I saw a post from one of my favorite YouTubers Amanda Golka (AKA...

Money at 30: Life-Changing Money

The term "life-changing money" is one that gets used fairly frequently but has only recently caused me to perk up my ears. It occurs to me that, perhaps, the expression is limiting in its scope. Oftentimes, the phrase is used on game shows when contestants win five or maybe even six figures in prize money. Ironically, while the celebrities they may be playing with are used to seeing such sums...

Money at 30: The Exclusivity Trap

If you're reading this article shortly after it's posted, there's a good chance that I am currently on Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In case you missed my previous post on the matter, this is a pricey experience — and one that can get even more costly if you let it. Once onboard, while things such as food, beverages (minus alcohol) and, later, park tickets are included with your room...

Money at 30: Charles Schwab Investing Starter Kit Overview

These days, there is no shortage of easy-to-use brokerage accounts that consumers can turn to when they're ready to begin investing. From SoFi to Public and, of course, Robinhood, these fee-free accounts have revolutionized the industry in ways both good and bad, leaving traditional brokerage accounts to evolve as well. One such firm that's seen a number of changes in recent years is Charles Schwab, which has attempted to bring...