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Max Wong

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.

Latest articles by Max Wong

The High Cost of Cheap Food

Cheap eats might be destroying your waistline, your health, and the environment, too. Learn about the costs — and what you can do about them.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Am I Ruining My Career?

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.

How to Keep DIY Projects From Ruining Your Life

Before you swing a wrecking ball through your hard-earned savings, you should decide if home improvement DIY is worth it at all.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Finding Food

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.

6 Old School Tools to Help You Stay on Budget

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.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Job Creation

From sourcing vintage car parts to freelance photography, Max Wong is tackling her budget challenge by conjuring jobs out of thin air.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Everything Breaks

The second installment of this Wise Breader's budget challenge finds Max on the verge of a breakdown.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Why I Need to Find $31K This Year

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.

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.