Claire Tak


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. She writes regularly about travel, money, and being a good human. When she’s not creating content, she’s traveling to her next snowboarding destination or planning for her next trip. She’s passionate about yoga, audiobooks, and cooking. You can catch her shenanigans on ClairesHoliday.com.


Self Lender Review: Build Credit and Earn Interest

It sounds weird to admit this but I built my credit when I was in college thanks to credit cards that offered free stuff for signing up. I first applied for a Citibank credit card when I was a freshman. At the time, credit card companies were notorious...

Credible Review: Is it Worth it to Refinance Your Debt?

Years ago, I refinanced my hefty student loan balance for a lower interest rate. At the time, I was paying about 8 percent in interest. Refinancing helped bring the interest rate down to about 4 percent. Trust me when I say I was so ready to get out...

thredUP Review: Is an Online Consignment Store Worth the Effort?

This year I made a conscious effort to live with only what I need and let go of what I no longer used. I not only got rid of 40 percent of my things and moved into a smaller apartment, I thoroughly enjoyed the process and the outcome. I partly did it...

Ipsos i-Say Review: Is It a Scam or Legit?

If you’re new to taking online surveys for some extra cash or gift cards, it helps to understand what to expect and how the process works. Generally speaking, most survey sites are free to join. Here’s how it works: You sign up, take some surveys and...

Honey Chrome Extension Review: Scam or Legit?

Honey is a free browser extension that works with Chrome, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Explorer, and Firefox. It helps you save money by automatically searching for coupon codes when you’re at the checkout for your favorite online stores. I’ve actually...

12 Best Places to Donate Used Books in 2019

They line the shelves of your home. Some are old, some are new, some are from college, and some teach you a thing or two about life, love, cooking, and relationships. Some are stacked in the corner and may even serve as a resting place for your houseplant....

Amazon Textbook Buyback Program: Make Money Selling Textbooks

I’ll never forget the first time I truly felt gouged from an outrageously overpriced textbook purchase in college. I was a freshman standing in line at the campus bookstore to buy a giant, hardback economics book. I still recall the cashier ringing up...

26 Cheap Baby Shower Ideas

Did you somehow get stuck coordinating your friend’s baby shower? If so, you might feel the dread of getting it all done, which includes setting a date, sending out invitations, finding a venue, coordinating or making decorations, getting the food, drinks,...

8 Best Travel Insurance Companies in 2019

Last year I traveled internationally and domestically every single month. Due to the frequency of my trips, I started thinking about travel insurance and whether it made sense for me. I didn’t know that much about travel insurance other than the basics....

18 Best Sites Like Amazon

I hate clutter, mostly because it makes my already tiny apartment feel that much smaller. In all fairness though, I don’t think anyone has ever actually uttered, “I love all this clutter in my house,” but it’s happened to all of us, even those who...