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.


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...

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...

11 Best High Yield Savings Accounts in 2019

When I was a kid, I used to get a $10 allowance each week and was actually paid for good grades in elementary school. My mom noticed my fast accumulation of cash so she took me to the bank and opened a savings account for me. In hindsight, I knew nothing...

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...

Betterment Review

Before you read this review, I want to share some background about my own investing knowledge and how Betterment comes into play. I have a firm understanding of the basics of investing and always max out my Roth IRA with Vanguard. I also have a 401(k)...

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...

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,...