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/

Aldi Curbside Pickup Review — Is it Worth it?

Over the past few months, I've been a bit torn. While I love saving money and keeping costs down, the convenience of grocery delivery has proven too powerful for me to resist. Now one of my favorite discount grocery stores is rolling out a better option with the introduction of Aldi Curbside Pickup. Yet, the question still remains: is this option actually worth it?

Mint vs. Personal Capital: How Do the Finance Platforms Compare?

Living into today’s FinTech-rich world, it’s almost difficult for me to think back to how things used to be. Using pencil and paper or even spreadsheets to manage budgets? Having to visit a bank branch or ATM to check an account balance? And I can’t even imagine actually balancing a checkbook! Now you can do all of that and much more from various personal finance apps — two of which...

Money at 30: Yotta vs. PrizePool

In my time as a FinTech app reviewer, I've encountered a lot of interesting and mold-breaking banking offerings. One such platform that fits this description is Yotta Savings, which allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. Funny enough, nearly a year after I initially reviewed Yotta, the app PrizePool came on my radar. In this case, the app... allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. However,...

Personal Capital Review

A couple of years ago, my wife and I opened a new chapter in our financial journey as we resolved to make 2019 the year we learned more about investing. Whether I was reading books on the subject or exploring other blogs for advice, there was one recommendation I came across again and again: Personal Capital. Finally, in conjunction with me opening my first “real” brokerage account, I also set...

Money at 30: The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Spending

When brainstorming ideas for my column today, I told my wife that perhaps I could share a tip about saving money on Halloween candy by attending one of the Walt Disney World parties we went to this week instead of buying sweets from the store. Apparently not realizing that I was joking just yet, she quickly noted that, in addition to these event tickets costing over $100, people would also...

Money at 30: Spiral Review — Charity Giving and Digital Banking Meet

One of my favorite things about covering the state of FinTech is that there are so many fresh takes on what a digital banking account can be. That was definitely the case with Bella Loves Me, which focuses on random acts of kindness between users. The same can also be said of the app Spiral, which combines neobank features with a charity giving platform. So, how does Spiral execute on...

Money at 30: PrizePool Review

Over the past few years, there have been a growing number of apps that have sought to make saving a bit more fun (or at least not as painfully boring). This includes tools like Long Game Rewards as well as prize-linked accounts such as Yotta Savings. On that note, I recently came across another prize-linked banking app that has some notable features of its own: PrizePool. So, how does PrizePool...

Fold Bitcoin Rewards App Review (2021)

Ever since Bitcoin surged (circa 2017), there’s been plenty of intrigue, investment, and confusion about the cryptocurrency. All of these aspects were reinvigorated last year when crypto went on another run, reminding us all that the asset is known for its volatility. Through it all, however, despite some apps and tools that have worked to demystify Bitcoin, there are still plenty who are a bit lost about the whole thing....