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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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How to Maximize All of the American Express Gold Card Credits

One of the most often-used cards in my wallet is the American Express Gold Card. Like its "big brother" the Platinum Card, the Amex Gold card commands a sizeable annual fee but attempts to offset that expense by including monthly credits. Of course, the card also includes some lucrative rewards categories and redemption options that further give it value. Having recently explored the best ways to maximize the Platinum card's...
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U.S. Bank Plans Major Changes to Altitude Connect Credit Card

U.S. Bank has revealed several major changes to its Altitude Connect credit card, which will arrive this September. About the changes: The first update is that the card will no longer carry an annual fee. Previously, the Altitude Connect card came at a cost of $95 per year — although this was often waived for the first year. Those who apply for the card now will enjoy a $0 introductory...
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FundGuard Announces $100 Million Funding Round

A FinTech firm looking to modernize investment accounting has raised a new "mega-round." About the round: This week, FundGuard announced a $100 funding round. The Series C was led by Key1 Capital with participation from new investors Euclidean Capital and funds managed by Hamilton Lane. The round also included returning investors Blumberg Capital and Team8. To date, the company has now raised a total of $156 million including a Series B in...
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United Airlines Introduced Mileage Pooling Option

United Airlines has launched a new feature that could help friends and families maximize their miles. About the new feature: This week, United unveiled a new miles pooling option. Now, MileagePlus members can invite other members to contribute miles to a joint account. Each pool can have up to five members (one leader and four others). While pool leaders must be 18 years old or older, other participants can be...
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Pepper Rewards Announces Upcoming Gift Card Bonus Offers

The gift card rebate app Pepper has announced a slate of upcoming offers — in addition to their everyday rewards. About Pepper's current and upcoming offers: In celebration of March Madness (and beyond), Pepper Rewards is offering special limited-time discounts on gift cards from select brands. These particular deals are instant savings, meaning that users can essentially purchase discounted gift cards. For example, a current Jersey Mike's promotion will allow...
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: The Problem with Appraisal Gaps

Amazingly, when my wife and I recently purchased our very first home, the process couldn't have gone smoother. Alas, that was not the case for our sister and brother-in-law. A day after they told us that their offer had been accepted on a house, they hit us back to say that the acceptance had since been rescinded as the owner feared an appraisal gap. Now, you may be thinking 1)...
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Insurtech Startup Coterie Raises $27 Million

A Cincinnati-based insurtech company has revealed a new funding round. About the round: This week, Coterie announced it had raised $27 million in new funding. The oversubscribed round included participation from new investor Hiscox as well as returning investors Intact Ventures, Weatherford Capital, RPM Ventures, and others. To date, the startup has now raised a total of $102 million. With this new funding, the company says it will be able...
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Galileo Introduces Post-Purchase BNPL Solution for Banks

Galileo is bringing new purchase financing options to a variety of card customers. About the feature: The FinTech Galileo (which is owned by SoFi) has announced an expansion of its "buy now, pay later" platform. Now, banks and fellow FinTechs can enable a post-purchase installment plan option for debit and credit cardholders. This joins a more traditional pre-purchase BNPL feature. These options are now available via an API. According to...
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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,...

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...