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Max Wong

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11 Ways a Second Language Can Boost Your Career

Need to add a competitive edge to your resume? Learn a second language!

Hambone Soup and 13 Other Hambone Recipes

If you've got some leftover ham, you've got an endless array of cheap, delicious eats. Try one of these recipes!

6 Ways Sloth Is Keeping You Poor

There's a lot more to sloth than plain laziness — and a lot more ways it's costing you money.

14 Reasons Why an Accountant Is Worth the Money

From saving you money to keeping you out of Audit Land, an accountant or tax preparer is so worth the extra cost.

How Frugal Is Coconut Oil, Really?

Coconut oil might be the most-hyped super versatile product for food and beauty ever, but can you really afford to use it everywhere?

17 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

The best thing about Thanksgiving may be the leftovers — and they are about to get a whole lot better.

20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

When a finance blunder make you cringe, you're not alone. We're all guilty of some of these money mistakes.

9 Times Choosing an Unpopular Color Will Save You Big

If you don't need to be on trend, buying stuff in the "wrong" color can save you a ton of money. Get your sample cards ready.

8 Friendsgiving Hacks That'll Make Everyone Feel at Home

If you're hosting all the Thanksgiving "orphans" in your circle, make your gathering extra homey with some added welcoming touches.

8 Ways Clutter Keeps You Poor

Clutter looks bad, stresses you out — and it costs you money. It's time to start moving your stuff from lots to profit.

14 Fridge Tricks That Will Save You Big

Is your fridge a mess of wasted space, wasted food, and wasted money? Get smart about food storage and organization and save a bundle on groceries.

17 Cool Jobs for Book Lovers

Reading is fundamental — to an exciting career in words. Read on, bookworms, for the job just right for you.

20 Bonkers Candy Corn Recipes

Give Halloween's most divisive treat a a delicious makeover with these 20 amazing candy corn recipes.

30 Unexpected Uses for Mineral Oil

From removing beach tar to bleeding mountain bike brakes, mineral oil has lots and lots of uses. Here are 30 to try.

26 Unexpected Uses for Aluminum Foil

You trust it in the fridge with leftovers and probably around the grill. Find out where else you can trust aluminum foil to save the day.

16 Smart Uses for Mason Jars

These days mason jars can be used more for decor and storage than for canning. Their uses are endless!

8 Alternative Ways to Cook Outside

There are still a few more scorching weeks of summer left, and if you can't take the heat in the kitchen, get out. No, really.

The 12 Best Ways to Use Up Your Summer Tomatoes

Tomatoes coming out of your ears? Don't toss 'em! Enjoy your late summer bounty with some fun and delicious ways to use them up.

20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap

Who knew ancient nutrition was so pricey? Cut the cost of the popular low-carb diet with hacks so simple a caveman can do it.

30 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Preserves

Too many jam jars jamming up the pantry? Don't toss 'em — you'd be surprised how many delicious dishes they can jazz up!