In my time as a FinTech app reviewer, I’ve encountered a lot of interesting and mold-breaking banking offerings. One such platform that fits this description is Yotta Savings, which allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. Funny enough, nearly a year after I initially reviewed Yotta, the app PrizePool came on my radar. In this case, the app… allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. However, while the premise of these two digital banking accounts may sound extremely similar, there are actually quite a number of differences between the two that are worth discussing.

With that…


When brainstorming ideas for my column today, I told my wife that perhaps I could share a tip about saving money on Halloween candy by attending one of the Walt Disney World parties we went to this week instead of buying sweets from the store. Apparently not realizing that I was joking just yet, she quickly noted that, in addition to these event tickets costing over $100, people would also need to travel to Florida and likely book a hotel room just to “save” about $10 by getting “free” candy. …


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 special, our friend managed to book us a three bedroom grand villa inside the Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

While this stay was obviously magical, did it live up to the hype? Let’s take a look at our Bay Lake Tower experience.

My Experience in a Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa


Over the past few months, I’ve been recalling my experiences at various hotels as part of my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™. Today, that series comes to a close (for now) as I look at the last location we stayed at during our most recent trip: The Signature at MGM Grand. This is a property I’ve been curious about checking out for a while now and finally had the chance to. So did it live up to my expectations? Let’s take a look at The Signature and what makes it unique.


As we’re all aware, it’s rude to talk about matters of money… right? Whether or not you believe that rule stands in the case of dinner parties and family gatherings, there is definitely one person you absolutely should discuss finances with: your partner — or spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, significant other, fiance, beau, betrothed, beloved, etc. In fact, while it’s a topic that many couples would surely like to avoid, it’s one that should be discussed as openly as possible as soon as possible.

Why? Well there are several reasons, but the biggest is that money does a lot more than just…


Have you ever discovered a problem you have and then went off in search of a product that might be able to fix it? If so, have you then discovered something that was actually better than you had even envisioned? That’s exactly what happened to me a couple of months ago as I was preparing for a trip to Vegas (but, no, this isn’t an official entry of my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™). Since Vegas rooms are notorious for lacking coffee makers, kettles, or even microwaves in most cases — and since they even closed down my favorite, most affordable…


Of all the companies, apps, and tools I’ve written about between here and Money@30 the site, I feel like Robinhood is the one I’ve ended up covering the most. That’s partially because the stock trading app has not only continually rolled out new offerings since they’ve been on my radar but have also been a consistent source of fodder thanks to their self-inflicted wounds and a laundry list of controversies. Now, after years of talking about it, Robinhood is finally going public — and I don’t know what to think. …


Welcome back to yet another Travel Tuesday as I continue my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™ after a brief sneaker-centric detour. Today, we’ll be venturing over to NoMad — a boutique hotel inside of Park MGM (which was previously Monte Carlo). Specifically, NoMad’s rooms occupy the top four floors of the tower, but NoMad guests also enjoy a private pool among other amenities. Plus, you’ll find the NoMad name attached to some other venues in the hotel including the High Limit rooms.

This week’s review comes with a bit of a disclaimer/explainer as I did not have to pay for my…


I like to fancy myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to FinTechs and neobanks, seeing as I’ve reviewed plenty of them in the past. Yet, while I may have heard of some such options, I’m occasionally taken aback at just how big some of these players are. For example, as it turns out, the banking service Current (not to be confused with the music and rewards app I also recently covered) is now the second-largest neobank in the United States. …


When you think about packing your suitcase for a trip, what are the top items that come to mind? While toiletries, chargers, and wardrobe essentials are all likely candidates, I’d argue that shoes actually play an underrealized role in travel. After all, if you’re like us, you probably do a lot of walking on a trip. Plus, on a long haul flight, the shoes you’re wearing as your feet swell can make a big impact on your time in the sky. That’s why I’ve taken an interest in finding a versatile travel shoe that can stand up to the many…

Kyle Burbank

Kyle is author of “The E-Ticket Life” and “Write, Print, Publish, Promote” as well as a regular contributor to Dyer News, Moneyat30, and The Laughing Place.

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