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/

Money at 30: The Student Debt Crisis and What Can Be Done

Whether you’re a Millennial, Gen Xer, or a Baby Boomer there’s a good chance you’ve heard a lot about student loans and debt as of late. Due to numerous factors ranging from the rising cost of tuition to a soft job market for graduates during and following the great recession, student debt has become a full-on crisis in America. As a result politicians are discussing future solutions, post-graduates are struggling...

Money at 30: Savings Milestones for Millennials

It seems that most of the personal finance articles you read these days are about one thing: getting out of debt. That's certainly understandable considering that the credit card debt in the U.S. is headed toward $1 trillion this year and that student loan debt — perhaps the biggest financial concern among Millennials — even surpasses that figure. However, while paying off your debt is an important and noble goal,...

Money at 30: 4 Bad Credit Scenarios and How to Fix Them

A few short weeks ago I made my debut on this site by sharing the tale of my financial awakening and how I was now finally taking a serious interest in credit after all but swearing off it for several years. Since sharing that story a few different things have happened. First my research and interest on the topic of personal finance has expanded and I've been inspired by several...

Money at 30: Publish Your Book for Under $100

For my column this week I thought I'd do something a little different and focus not on how you can save money but how you can potentially make it. About 15 months ago I published my first book The E-Ticket Life all about my various adventures in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and more. If you look on the Amazon page for the book you'll see that the publisher is...

Money at 30: Are Gifts Between Couples a Waste?

Serious question: why do married couples buy gifts for each other? Surely I understand that it's nice to be surprised and receive things you've had your eye on, but, in most cases aren't you really just spending your own money anyway? With today marking my third wedding anniversary and then, of course, the holidays just around the corner, my wife and I have been thinking a lot about gift giving...

Money at 30: Why My Wife and I Have Separate Bank Accounts

Before my now wife and I got engaged, my mother-in-law forced us both to read a book called Lies at the Altar, which is meant to make couples think about a number of topics and discuss them with each other before jumping into the commitment of marriage. Naturally one of the sections was about money, including questions about whether we would turn all of our accounts into joint accounts or retain our separate...

Money at 30: My Financial Awakening and How I Got Here

When I was 20 years old I got my first credit card. I distinctly remember standing in front of an expensive messenger bag in the Virgin Megastore (R.I.P.) that I told myself I needed for school. I also recall swearing to my girlfriend at the time that I would just buy this one thing to christen the card, pay it off the following month, and then not use it again...