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/

Guide to Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With Halloween nearly upon us, it's now full steam ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and (eventually) New Years. Of course, there's still plenty to do before that — including the annual holiday shopping season. As a result, while you may not realize it, this may make for a good time to get a new credit card. That's because you may be able to find an option that will reward you...

Money at 30: Spiral vs Bella Loves Me — Banking + Giving Comparison

One of the great things about FinTech in general and neobanks in particular is how each can put a new spin on basic financial ideas. Case in point: both Spiral and Bella Loves Me have found ways to combine digital banking with the idea of increasing giving. Yet, despite that similar focus, the execution is remarkably different — making the comparison worth a closer look. With that in mind, let's...

Virtual Cards: Popular Platforms That Offer Digital Debit and Credit Cards

Over the past couple of years, digital payments have definitely taken a step forward. Although this development occurred under subpar circumstances, it's also been a long time coming. Alongside the growing embrace of mobile wallets, peer-to-peer payments, and more, many have also been utilizing virtual cards. In turn, a number of banking platforms and other financial apps have begun offering virtual card services to their customers. So what exactly are...

Money at 30: Couples' Finance Lessons After Eight Years of Marriage

This week, my wife Rebekah and I celebrated our eight-year anniversary. In that time, we've made a number of financial decisions together. From big ones like our frugal wedding, moving across the country, and "splurging" on a new (used) car to smaller ones we make on a near-daily basis, I feel like we've learned a lot about managing our money as a couple. In fact, at the risk of sounding...

Money at 30: Point Debit Card Review — Worth the Fee?

A few months back, I remember seeing an ad for a debit card called Point. With the sleek site, brightly colored cards, and attractive benefits, I was definitely interested. Well, that was until I saw that there was an annual fee — an annual fee... for a debit card?! That's where things stayed until recently when I saw that Point raised an impressive funding round, leading me to take a...

Money at 30: "The Passion Economy" Book Review

Have you ever stopped to think about how many people today are doing jobs that didn't exist a decade ago? Or have you talked to someone at a cocktail party, asked about their job, and thought, "How do you make money with that?" If so, then you may have found yourself taking an interest in "the passion economy." Now (well, as of last year), there's a book on this very...

Money at 30: Savely App Review

For the past 18 months or so, planning travel has been a bit treacherous and frustrating to say the least. Meanwhile, many haven't even bothered trying to plan a trip for fear that it will likely get canceled (see: my latest booking cancelation). However, with at least some hope on the horizon, it's understandable that some may be fantasizing about taking the trip of their dreams in 2022 or beyond....

Money at 30: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review

Ever since my financial awakening and my decision to start using credit cards again, an obvious trend has developed. You see, anytime I get a new card and say to myself (and to my wife), "I think we're all set now," I inevitably find another card that tempts me with its rewards. That's what happened with the Chase Sapphire Preferred — except that it wasn't the card's primary rewards that...