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.


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...

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...

Check Your Wallet, These Rare Dollar Bills are Worth Good Money

When I was a kid my parents owned a little market, and every now and then, my dad would get really old bills from the grandmas and grandpas who shopped in our store. I remember my dad showed me a dollar bill that was from the early 1900s and it looked...

LetGo Review: How to Sell Your Stuff Through an App

This year, I’ve made it a point to minimize the stuff in my life. I thrive on simplicity, so the stuff I have is only what I need. My rule is that everything must serve a purpose. For clothing, it must be worn regularly. If not, I let it go using...

23 Things to Do When You’re Bored at Work

Boredom can be a trigger that causes you to do something. Hopefully that something is productive and healthy such as jogging, cleaning the house, or making healthy snacks for the week. On the flip side, sometimes boredom isn’t so positive....

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...

CIT Bank Review: Earn More Interest on Your Savings

If you haven’t jumped on the online bank bandwagon, you’re late to the game! According to CNBC,Online banks offer an average of 20X more than a savings account at a big bank. Also, savings accounts are usually free and you won’t get charged a...

24 Fun At-Home Date Night Ideas

They say the secret to any lasting relationship is consistent communication. Or was it date nights? Maintaining a relationship with your significant other is hard, especially since you’re busy with the daily grind of work, kids, errands, and life. But...

Is Spotify Premium Really Worth the Cost?

It pains me to think about a time when there was no streaming music. While I did enjoy browsing inside a Virgin Megastore or Tower Records to check out the latest music, buying CDs was an expensive habit. Side note: if you’re still holding on to your...