My Story

Hi. My name is Kyle Burbank and I’m a Millennial. Yes, I say this like it’s some sort of healing admission given the bad rap my generation has endured in recent years. You know — the talk about how anyone under 35 is lazy, entitled, and doesn’t even know how...

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Refunding My First Points Redemption

A few short weeks ago, I shared how Hilton was having a sale on points (while also taking a look at whether or not it was a good deal) and followed that up by documenting my first ever Amex Membership Rewards redemption, which combined those transferred points with the ones...

#FinCon21: My 11 Most Anticipated Presentations

For weeks, today has been on my calendar as the day I was going to dive into the FinCon 21 schedule in order to prepare my annual look at the panels and presentations I was most looking forward to. Ironically, today also ended up being the day I canceled my...

Travel Tuesday: Amex's Current Limited-Time Transfer Bonuses

When it comes to collecting points and miles via credit cards, one of the most confusing factors is that the value of the points you earn can vary greatly depending on how you choose to redeem them. For example, while American Express's Membership Rewards points will typically only net you...

I've Been Sleeping on This T-Mobile Apple Card Perk for How Long?!

Last month, I shared the somewhat sad but wholly expected news that Barclays was officially discontinuing the formerly great Uber Visa card and rolling existing customers over to the Barclays View Mastercard. In my mini write-up of that development, I noted that I'd probably just use the card to pay...

Beware of Hotel Pizza Flyers — Are They a Scam?

For the past week, my wife and I have been staying in Orlando, Florida... and mostly spending time in our hotel room (well, actually a timeshare unit, but same difference). A couple of days ago, as I headed to the kitchen, I noticed that a flyer for a pizza delivery...

Travel Tuesday: Disney's Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa Hotel Review

Fun fact: when you walk into certain Walt Disney World hotels, the Cast Members will greet you by saying, "Welcome home." After nearly two years away, I felt that welcome when my wife and I had the chance to stay at WDW this past weekend. Making the event even more...