Claire Tak



FutureAdvisor Review: Using Robo-Advisors to Manage Investments

FutureAdvisor is a robo-advisor investment advisory firm that manages retirement accounts, such as IRA, Roth, and other investment accounts. Robo-advisors use a mix of computer algorithms and humans to find the best strategies to manage your...

Trim Review: Is It Legit?

Sometimes, the thought of actually doing something is more daunting than the task itself. Some struggle-inducing tasks that come to mind include waking up early to go to the gym (I’ll just hit  snooze one more time), losing that five pounds...

8 Best Early Retirement Blogs

Just a handful of years ago, the concept of early retirement seemed relatively new. Blogs covering real people who were able to quit their 9-5 at the ripe old age of, say, 33 and travel,  start passion projects, or just enjoy life started popping...

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...

12 Best Investment Blogs in 2019

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...

LendKey Review: How He Refinanced and Paid Off $60,000

When Scott Perry completed graduate school, he was stuck with a soul-crushing amount of student loan debt -- $60,000 to be exact. It’s the amount that could fund any of the following: A high-end tiny house (or a normal-sized house in Alabama?)A splendid...

11 Best Personal Finance and Investing Podcasts

I’m always baffled by people who “don’t do podcasts.” When I ask why I hear a lot of the same responses. I’m a big advocate for podcasts, so naturally, I try my best to convince them to give it a try. Person: “I don’t have time.” Me:...

Toluna Review: Is It Worth Your Time?

Spending time filling out surveys won’t earn you enough to be considered a side hustle, but if you’re consistent enough and understand how it works, you can make enough points to consistently redeem them for a gift card or two. The best things about...

The Ultimate Airbnb Checklist: 14 Ways to Get More Bookings

I’ve been on both sides of the Airbnb coin as a guest and host. As a guest, I look for great photos, lots of positive reviews, and fast response times from hosts. As a host, I focus on those three elements to attract more guests. I first started using...

14 Best Ways to Invest in Yourself in 2019

You’ve got a great job, you bought a house, you diligently save for retirement, so now is a great time to think about how you want to focus on yourself and grow as a person. Investing in yourself means more than opening retirement accounts and calculating...