Max is a filmmaker and producer of feature films like Bring It On, she works as an architectural photographer, a personal finance writer, a beekeeper, and is founder of handmade food company, Sticky Acres.
Sure, saving money takes time and effort. When it comes to living frugally, if you make the time, you'll find the money.
You've stocked your capsule wardrobe with smart, versatile looks. Now keep them looking that way, season after season.
The freelance life ain't always easy. Max is on the hunt for a regular, good old fashioned job offer — and money isn't the only reason why.
Before stocking your capsule wardrobe with some sweet new outfits, make sure they're worth the cost — and will last a good long while.
Max shares what she learned about compound savings while saving for a house — and how she's using those lessons in this year's budget challenge.
Having a green thumb is not only a great skill to have — it can also save you big bucks!
Max is owning her crazy in her journey to save $31K this year. Her husband, Mr. Spendypants, is along for the ride.
Start living a life more frugal — right now! — with one simple shift in perspective.
Uh oh — your debt burden has hardly budged from your initial starting balance. What are you doing wrong?
For Max, a new career means learning a whole new skill set. Find out how she's achieving it while keeping to her strict budget.
Cheap eats might be destroying your waistline, your health, and the environment, too. Learn about the costs — and what you can do about them.
Make a little money now, or a lot of money later? Corporate grind or freelance life? Max weighs the pros and cons of her gig focused income stream.
Before you swing a wrecking ball through your hard-earned savings, you should decide if home improvement DIY is worth it at all.
From the streets of LA to the forest floor, Max Wong is finding brilliant ways to cut food costs on her way to finding an extra $31K this year.
If the latest apps and digital spreadsheets aren't your cup of tea, kick it old school with these low tech ways to keep finances on track.
From sourcing vintage car parts to freelance photography, Max Wong is tackling her budget challenge by conjuring jobs out of thin air.
The second installment of this Wise Breader's budget challenge finds Max on the verge of a breakdown.
Wise Bread writer Max Wong needs to find an extra $31,000 this year. She's up for the challenge, and we're along for the ride.
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If you've got some leftover ham, you've got an endless array of cheap, delicious eats. Try one of these recipes!