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/

A Look at How Rakuten (Ebates) Works in 2023

Since taking an interest in personal finance one site I’ve come across again and again is Rakuten, formerly Ebates. As Mint is to budgeting apps, Rakuten / Ebates is to cashback sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from over 2,500 retailers. Its popularity has endured even with the odd Rakuten re-branding and the platform remains one of my most-used money-saving tools....

Yotta Savings Review — A Gamified Banking Account

You read that right — so how does it all work? Let’s take a look at Yotta Savings, how it’s lottery component works, and how it could help convince you to start saving.

Money at 30: "Atomic Habits" Audiobook Review

Oftentimes, when I'm looking for a new book to review, I'll turn to the Amazon/Audible best sellers list to look for finance-related titles. Each time I've done this, near the top of the Business & Money is a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. While I'd resisted this book previously since it didn't seem to really be that much about personal finance, with the new year upon us, I...

Money at 30: 10 of My Favorite Money at 30 Articles from 2022

Amazingly, 2022 is already coming to an end. What's more, its final few days are in a weird sandwich where there are five "work days" between two holiday weekends. This weird setup inspired me to, yes, take things easy this week — but also to highlight some of my favorite columns that I've written this year. To compile my top 10, I decided to feature five of my reviews as...

Money at 30: My Personal Credit Card Strategy for 2023

Over the past six years, I've gone from having one credit card to having more than half a dozen. With every card I add, I often pick up an extra perk, multiplier on a useful category, or some other benefit. Meanwhile, as my portfolio evolves and as issuers update their products, there are also some instances where a card no longer becomes useful to me. With all of that in...

Money at 30: Robinhood Retirement Review

During a recent earnings conference call, Robinhood's CEO Vlad Tenev revealed that the investment app would soon be introducing a retirement account platform for users. Soon after that, the platform announced more details about the offering while opening a waitlist. Now, a mere few weeks later, Robinhood Retirement is here. So what does this new IRA option have to offer? Let's look at the details of Robinhood Retirement and my...

Money at 30: Mana App Review

One of the most intriguing trends I've seen emerge since I've been following FinTech is the advent of niche neobanks. These days, you can find apps geared towards certain communities, interests, and more. Among the latest examples I've seen of this is an app called Mana, which bills itself as the best debit card for gamers. Now, I may not be a big gamer, but I do know a thing...

Money at 30: The 2022 Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Deals I Partook In

In the past, I've often talked about my disdain for Black Friday. Despite this, it turns out that I did a decent amount of shopping on this day... albeit from the comfort of my home. Moreover, as we headed out into the world on Small Business Saturday, there were more deals to find. Thus, I figured it was worth recapping some of the items I bought over the weekend and...