Claire Tak

Claire Tak is a writer, content creator and strategist. She worked previously as head of content and chief editor for FinTech companies in New York City and San Francisco.

Her work has appeared on FOX Business, Bloomberg, and Forbes.

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10 Best Ways to Make Mailbox Money

There are lots to try to get mailbox money. Maybe you want to pay off specific debt, like student loans or credit cards, or perhaps you need to save money for a house or a trip. For some, the goal … Read more

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Trim Review: Is It Legit?

When it comes to budgeting and finding ways to spend less money, this is a chore no one likes to do. One way to lessen your burden is to lower your cable, internet and phone bills using an app called … Read more

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Betterment Review: Is it a Good Investment Option?

Investing is an important part of saving for retirement and earning passive income with savings account interest rates at historic lows. However, many people are hesitant to invest because researching investments and managing your portfolio can be stressful and time … Read more

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12 Best Investment Blogs

Turning to a high-quality, informational blog is one of the best (and free) ways to learn more about investing. Personal finance and investing in particular, are topics more easily understood through anecdotal stories and others’ experiences. If you’re interested in … Read more

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8 Best Apps to Find Cheap Gas Near Me

Don’t you hate it when you’ve pulled into a gas station, parked, and about to open the door, only to notice that the gas station across the street has gas for 10 cents less per gallon? It’s happened to all … Read more

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12 Best Places to Donate Books

If you can’t find an empty shelf because they’re lined with your beloved books you will never open again, you should consider donating them. You may feel an attachment to these books because you love them, but if you really … Read more

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10 Best Personal Finance Podcasts

It is amazing how popular podcasts have become over the past few years. This is due to the fact that they are free and you can learn about so many different topics you’d normally not be able to consume so … Read more

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How to Withdraw Money Without an ATM Card

Every now and then, you need cash. Most people have an ATM card from their bank that they can use to withdraw money, but these days that landscape is changing. According to a report from the FDIC, millions of Americans don’t … Read more

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Honey Review: Is It a Scam or Legit?

Honey is a free browser extension that helps you save money automatically by searching for coupon codes when you’re at the checkout for your favorite online stores. I’ve actually used Honey myself because I tend to Google coupon codes when … Read more

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9 Ways to Listen to Audiobooks for Free

Listening is so much easier than reading, and this is why I love audiobooks. I don’t exaggerate when I say I love audiobooks — I sometimes consuming a book a week. Podcasts were my gateway to audiobooks. From NPR’s This … Read more

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12 Best Cell Phone Plans to Save Big Money

If you’re trying to find ways to save money on bills this year, your cell phone bill is a smart place to start since there are plenty of cheap cell phone plans available. Gone are the days of limited plans … Read more