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: Prioritizing and Downsizing in the New Year

With Christmas done, the New Year is now in striking distance. Believe it or not the year that seemed like it might never end is about to... even if it's taking some more beloved celebrities on its way out. While you're pondering both your resolutions and own mortality, it might also be time to really think about your priorities in life and how you can better use your money to...

Money at 30: 5 Gifts to Buy Yourself This Christmas

There are many reasons why holiday shopping can be a stressful process. For one, you may be inclined to worry that the gift you're buying for someone might not live up to the one their securing for you. Add in packed malls, out of stock items, and delayed shipments and it's easy to see why more and more people are beginning to hate the holidays. You know what might make you feel...

Money at 30: How I'm Saving Money This Winter

Only a few short weeks ago I was basking in the perfect fall weather after what seemed to be the longest summer ever. Now it's officially winter — complete with plummeting temperatures and all the holiday madness you'd expect. With both of these facets our frugality is under attack!Okay that's a little overly dramatic but it's true that a number of winter factors do cause people to spend more. On...

Money at 30: Your Local Library Could Save You More Than You Think

I suspect that when many people my age or slightly younger think about libraries they have sudden flashbacks to college cram sessions before midterms. Of course there are plenty of others who might assume that there's hardly a need for libraries in today's society where the Internet can give us access to any piece of knowledge or form of entertainment we desire. However when is the last time you actually visited...

Money at 30: Where Do Hobbies Fit Into Personal Finance?

No matter how frugal you are, everyone needs a treat once in a while. For some people that means a splurge at the mall, for others it means a trip to the cinema, and for still others it means a trip to the Bahamas. In other cases one might be inclined to put the majority of their leftover disposable income towards a certain hobby. Regardless of whether that hobby is scrapbooking,...

Money at 30: My Quarterly Credit Progress Report

It's now been nearly three months since I made my debut on Dyer News and shared my newfound appreciation for personal finance and credit. In that time I've not only learned more about the complexities of finance but have also seen some positive improvements in my own credit. So to mark the end of my first quarter I thought I'd share some of the changes I've been making in my own...

Money at 30: Starting My (Potential) Home Buying Quest

A few weeks ago in my post about savings milestones and goals I mentioned that my wife and I were currently working on building up a down payment to maybe one day buy a house of our own. Over the years I have personally gone back in forth between obsessing over HGTV and being frightened by Lowe's commercials, so this is about the closest I've been to seriously considering the...

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...