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 Step by Step Guide to Publishing Your Book

At one point or another, many of us have dreamed about becoming a published author. There are many reasons why people want to publish their works, ranging from the desire to relate to an audience, share their knowledge and skills with others, or perhaps even make a little bit of money. No matter your reason for wanting to publish, achieving that dream may not be as far fetched as you...

Money at 30: When Borrowing from Your 401(k) Goes Badly

Even though I'm in a much better place financially than I once was, from time to time I ponder how and where I would obtain funds if I absolutely needed to. Credit cards? Personal loans? What about borrowing from yourself in the form of a 401(k) loan? While that last option might be the most attractive of the bunch, there are still some downsides to borrowing from your 401(k), as...

Money at 30: The Tax Man is Coming

After a couple of years of freelancing and being self-employed, I've come to one conclusion: It. Is. Awesome. What's severely less awesome, however, is when it comes time to pay up the taxes I've been neglecting all year. Of course this problem isn't just limited to those of us who freelance — even when I had a regular nine to five with taxes withheld it seemed I always ended up...

Money at 30: My Money Goals for 2017

Welcome to 2017! It would seem we've survived the last year and now it's time try and make this one the best it can be. For many that means creating New Years Resolution although, admittedly, I've never really been big on such things.Despite that minor opposition, I can't help but feel like I do need to set some new goals in terms of my finances for 2017. In the few...

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...