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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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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. […]

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. […]