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Written by Kerry K. Taylor, author of 397 Ways to Save Money - Spend Smarter & Live Well on Less, Squawkfox makes frugal living sexy, delicious, and fun.

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Gift Giving Worksheet: Budget Today for Tomorrow’s Gifts

The Gift Giving Worksheet is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. It’s June 21st and I already know what Carl is getting for Christmas. […]

Track your variable income with the Extra Income Spreadsheet

The Extra Income Spreadsheet is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. “Were there any checks in the mail for me today, honey?” That’s the question I ask Carl every day when he gets home. […]

6 Free Budget Software Choices for Everyone

This article on budgeting software is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. There are as many ways to make a budget as there are people. The budgeting basics are the same, but many of us like to manage our money with a known entity. […]

Best of the Money Blogs 2010

I’ve never been much of a winner. Ok, I once won a package of dental floss for selling the most toothbrushes during a middle school fundraiser. This was a big win for me because I’m a huge fan of dental hygiene and I was a given the award in front of my brace-wearing class. […]

Best of the Money Blogs 2010: Vote for Squawkfox!

The Globe and Mail just announced the shortlist for their annual Best of the Money Blogs Poll — and Squawkfox is nominated! *blush* Big bloggy thanks to the Globe and Mail panel for choosing my humble blog in a field of amazing and talented bloggers. This year the poll features Canadian blogs, but Americans can still vote too! […]

Healthy Snacks: A tasty twist on homemade ice cream

I’ve got a frugalicious and tasty trick for dealing with a lot of ripe fruit — I freeze it. And then I turn (churn) it into a healthy version of homemade ice cream, sorbet, or sherbet. During the summer months I’ve found that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by too much ripe fruit. […]

How to Sell Your Used Car Online

Last week I sold my used car in three days. Not bad for my first attempt at selling a bunch of 18-year-old bolts on four decent wheels. The fast sale was a bit of a surprise, especially since my used car wasn’t anything special to look at, had a bit of rust, and didn’t smell great — kind of like me after drinking too much vino. […]

5 Money Lessons Learned from ‘Saving Penny’

Learning life’s financial lessons can be a tough battle. No one likes drowning in credit card debt, buying too much (or not enough) insurance, or putting money into the wrong investment. Watching someone else struggle is a bit easier. […]

Track your money with the Free Budget Spreadsheet

This Budget Spreadsheet is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. I’ve been thinking a lot about budget spreadsheets. […]

Crock Pot Recipes: The Best Baked Beans Recipes Ever

If soaking dried beans can change your life, then these are the best baked bean recipes, ever. I’ve often been (bean) critical of canned beans, and baked beans living in cans are no different since they’re loaded with processed sugar and many contain lots of sodium. […]