Kyle Burbank, Author at Fioney

Kyle Burbank

Head Writer ~ Fioney
Kyle is the head writer for Fioney. He is a personal finance nerd, constantly looking for new apps and services to test and incorporate into his own financial game plan. In addition to his role at Fioney, he's written for other publications including Born2Invest, Lifehack, and Laughing Place, as well as his own site Money@30. He also creates personal finance and travel-related videos for Money@30's YouTube channel, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Currently, Kyle resides in Springfield, Missouri with his wife of 10 years. Together, they enjoy traveling (including visiting Disney Parks around the world), dining, and playing with their dog Rigby.
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: Surviving Our First Winter

One major difference between Springfield, Missouri and my previous city of residence (Glendale, California) is that, here, we have these things called "seasons." Furthermore, unlike a California winter where you might have to put on a sweater when it dips into the 40s, we do see snow, ice, and occasional sub-zero temperatures here in the Midwest. In turn, when we bought our home in whirlwind fashion, I knew we'd immediately...
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American Airlines Announces Checked Baggage Fee Hikes

A major domestic airline recently announced increased baggage fees for customers. About AA's new baggage policies: American Airlines is increasing its checked bag fees in a few ways. Now, customers on domestic flights (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rice, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will need to pay $35 for their first checked bag when booked online or $40 if purchased at the airport. A second checked bag for these flights...
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How to Maximize All of the American Express Platinum Card Credits

Whenever I tell people that I pay $695 a year for a credit card, I get kind of a weird look. Said looks grows even stranger when I then explain how I even save/make money with that same card. The product in question is the American Express Platinum card, which I've held since 2019. The truth is that, despite that fee, the numerous credits and perks that the card offers...
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Capital One Plans to Acquire Discover Financial for $35.3 Billion

Following rumors and reports yesterday, Capital One has now officially announced plans to acquire Discover. About the acquisition: Capital One intends to purchase Discover Financial for approximately $35.3 billion. The all-stock transactions will see Discover shareholders recieving 1.0192 shares of Capital One for each Discover share, which marks a 26% premium based on Discover's recent closing price. This purchase of Discover includes the company's payment network as well as its...
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Survey: 80% of Americans Regret Their Financial Choices

With layoffs recently impacting the tech, media, and other sectors, a new survey from Quicken looks at whether workers are prepared for such changes and how Americans feel about their financial decisions. About the survey: Quicken's survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that 80% had regrets about their financial choices. Specifically, the biggest regret respondents voiced was not maintaining a large enough emergency fund. Nearly half (48%) of...
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SoFi Named Official Banking Partner of the NBA

The FinTech-turned-bank SoFi has announced a new partnership with the National Basketball Association. About the partnership: SoFi is now the official banking partner of the NBA as well as the G League, NBA 2K League, and USA Basketball. Moreover, the company will be the title sponsor for what will now be the SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament (taking place April 16th to 19th). This includes a co-branded tournament logo featuring SoFi....
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American Express Opens Largest Centurion Lounge at ATL

This Valentine's Day, there's something new for travelers to love as a brand new American Express Centurion Lounge is now open. About the lounge: Today, a new Centurion Lounge has debuted at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Occupying nearly 26,000 square feet, the location is now the largest Centurion to date. The lounge can be found in Concourse E near gate E11 (on the secured airside). According to Amex, the art...
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Book Review: "Million Dollar Weekend" by Noah Kagan

I don't know about you, but my X timeline has been dominated by a recently released book for the past two weeks. That book is Million Dollar Weekend: The Surprisingly Simple Way to Launch a 7-Figure Business in 48 Hours by Noah Kagan (with Tahl Raz, which likely means he did most of the heavy lifting). Seeing how ubiquitous this book's green cover proved to be as I scrolled social...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...