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 Fioney'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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Cardless Launches Two Qatar Airways Co-Branded Credit Cards

The FinTech startup Cardless is partnering with Qatar Airways to offer two new co-branded cards to the American market. About the cards: Recently, Cardless introduced its two latest rewards credit cards: The Qatar Airways Privilege Club Signature Card and the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Infinite Card. Starting with the Signature card, it earns 4x Avios on Qatar Airways purchases plus 2x Avios on dining purchases, and 1x Avios on all...
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Vehicle-Secured Credit Card Company Yendo Raises $165 Million

A FinTech that offers the first-ever credit card secured by a customer's vehicle has announced its latest round of funding. About the round: This week, Yendo announced that it had raised $165 million. However, this includes $150 million in debt financing and $15 million in equity. The debt portion was led by i80 group, while the strategic investors that participated in the equity round were not disclosed. Yendo previously raised...
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: Worst Time to Buy a House? There Are Always Exceptions

If you've been thinking about buying a house, looking at the news lately has likely disheartened you. As CNN reports, a recent Gallup poll found that 76% of Americans believe it's a bad time to buy — with only 21% saying it's a good time. There are several reasons for that sentiment, with the top two being the combination of high interest rates and high home prices. So, are you...
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Chime Introduces MyPay Cash Advance Feature

The popular neobank Chime is adding a new feature that will allow users to access their paycheck funds even earlier. About MyPay: This week, Chime announced the launch of MyPay. With this new feature, customers will be to request up to $500 of their pay ahead of their regular payday. As Chime notes, MyPay is a low-cost and transparently priced alternative to traditional payday loans and other options. Chime users...
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"No Worries" by Jared Dillian Audiobook Review

For many people, money is a stressful topic they'd rather not even think about. And then, there are people like me who think about money often, while attempting to reduce anxiety about it in the process. Either way, when I saw the title of Jared Dillian's relatively recent book No Worries: How to Live a Stress-Free Financial Life, I was immediately interested. So, I cashed in one of my last...
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SoFi Partners with Templum to Expand Alternative Investments

SoFi Invest is set to expand its alternative assets features thanks to a new partnership. About the partnership: This week, Templum announced that it was working with SoFi to bring more alternative investments to the FinTech's customers. Launched earlier this year, SoFi's platform now allows users to invest in funds from ARK Venture Fund, Carlyle Tactical Credit Fund, the KKR Credit Opportunities Portfolio, and more. The partnership between Templum and...
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Citi Rebrands Premier Card as Citi Strata Premier Card

Citi has announced a new name and some (slight) changes to its Citi Premier card. About the Citi Strata Premier: Following weeks of rumors, Citi has officially announced the rebranding of its Citi Premier Card to the Citi Strata Premier Card. According to Citi, this new name is meant to evoke a sense of ambition and adventure. While the perks and rewards of the Strata Premier will largely resemble its...
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Wells Fargo Introduces Signify Business Cash Credit Card

Wells Fargo has launched a new business rewards credit card. About the Signify Business Cash Card: This week, Wells Fargo announced the debut of the Signify Business Cash World Elite Mastercard. With the card, business owners can earn 2% cash rewards on purchases with no cap. These rewards can then be redeemed for statement credits, a direct deposit into an eligible Wells Fargo account, gift cards, travel, and more. Notably,...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...