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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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Date with a Dragon: Meeting Robert Herjavec from Dragons’ Den

First impressions matter a lot to Robert Herjavec. This $100 million dollar man has made a fortune from his ability to size-up his competition in under 90 seconds and turn a profit on an elevator pitch. […]

The real reason you’re broke

I’d like to take a moment to be mean. I not going to be a bully-type of mean. Bullies are a special breed of mean — a stupid, slobbery mean. The kind of mean that has little substance and a lot of supremacy. I hate bullies. […]

Healthy Snacks: Easy Banana Bread Recipe

I was rummaging through my fridge looking for something tasty to temp me. I do this most days. Sometimes I just stand there staring, waiting, searching for an interesting edible thing to leap from the cold and shout, “PICK ME.” No luck. Fridays are never the tastiest days of the week to find something munch-worthy. […]

Back to School Tips: Student Budget Planner

The Student Budget Planner is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Not a student? Then head on over to the Free Budget Spreadsheet to get your budget buzzing without all the textbook costs and tuition fees. […]

Dig yourself out with the Debt Reduction Spreadsheet

The Debt Reduction Spreadsheet 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 time to get down to the business of paying down your debt. Yes, go ahead and call me a meanie and stamp your feet since I’m no fun. I can take it. […]

How to Microwave Gourmet Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag

Peeeeee-yew! I’m done with the stinky stench of microwave popcorn. Actually, I haven’t popped a single bag of that toxic smelling stuff in years since I hate the thought of being swindled by a stank bag of greasy kernels. […]

Don’t blow your dough! Use the Windfall Planner Worksheet

The Windfall Planner 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 a pretty sweet day when a nice tidy sum of cash falls into your wallet. Perhaps you’ve earned a bonus, received an inheritance, won the lottery, or found another source of financial fortune. Whee! Free money! […]

Prevent a costly Christmas with the Holiday Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

The Holiday Expense Tracking Spreadsheet is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Now that we’ve planned ahead for the holidays with the Gift Giving Worksheet, I want to look beyond presents by giving you a way to track all your holiday expenses in one place. […]

Tiny Tarts: How to make Pie in a Jar

I love giving thoughtful homemade gifts to friends and family. I especially love it when the gift is fun to make and frugal to buy. So when I discovered the delicious and super cute world of goodies in a jar, I decided to put a lid on it and bake up a batch of pie in a jar. […]

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. […]