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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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5 Things That Make Your Cover Letter Rock

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Cover Letter. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Have you noticed that most rock bands have some kind of “rock on” anthem or power ballad? Now, I’m not squawking about the wannabe tunes voiced by those boy bands and pop princesses. […]

Halloween Costumes, Recipes, and Frugal Fun Oh My!

Boo! It’s that time of year when werewolves howl and vampires bite. It’s also the season for dishing out lots of dough on candy, costumes, and spooky decorations. The money spent on Halloween is enough to scare anyone off anything that goes bump in the night. A recent survey suggests that we consumers will spend an average of $56.31 each on Halloween this year. […]

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

I’ve been thinking a lot about biodiversity lately. You know, the diversity of plant and animal life on Earth. This sounds like one of those deep hippie dippy areas, but really the benefits of maintaining a biologically varied ecosystem are no different than investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. […]

6 Things That Make Your Cover Letter Suck

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Cover Letter. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Does your cover letter suck? Chances are if you’re applying to lots of jobs without a single call, then your cover letter is probably a stinker and most likely sucks. I make no apologies for saying it like it is and dropping the “suck”-bomb. […]

8 Pumpkin Stencils: Scary Printable Pumpkin Faces (and Marilyn Monroe)

It’s that time of year when the ghouls get ghoulish, the devils get devious, and the ghosts get spooky. Yes, it’s Halloween people! Last year I posted a series of Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns for your downloading spooky pleasure. Or try these 20 Extreme Pumpkin Carving Designs (from Frightful to Fabulous) if you want more of a pumpkin carving challenge. […]

Welcome MSN Smart Spending Readers!

I would love to welcome all Smart Spending readers to Squawkfox, a blog that makes frugal living fun. A huge thank you to Karen Datko for mentioning me in today’s column and for choosing 50 Reasons to Go Green with Reusable Shopping Bags as an Editor’s Pick! I am humbled to be quoted and thrilled you decided to visit! Thank you! My name is Kerry Taylor and I’m the blogger here. […]

Back To School Tips: How To Make A Sling Backpack

Nobody wants to get sacked. But if you’re looking for a brand new bag then why not sew up something special with this back to school sling backpack pattern. If you’ve got kids or teens heading back to the books, giving them a personalized backpack to celebrate a scholastic milestone is also a fun frugal gift idea. […]

Anatomy of a Killer Cover Letter

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Cover Letter. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Your cover letter tells a story. It’s got a beginning, a middle, and an ending. If you tell your story right then you’ll get your resume read. […]

Welcome Get Rich Slowly Readers!

I would love to welcome all Get Rich Slowly readers to Squawkfox, a blog that makes frugal living fun. A huge thank you to J.D. Roth for giving me the opportunity to guest post on Get Rich Slowly with 5 Ways To Rescue Your Rotten Resume. My name is Kerry Taylor and I’m the blogger here. […]

Series: How to Write a Cover Letter (that gets job interviews)

This is the introduction to a multiple part series on How to Write a Cover Letter (that gets job interviews). Do you have it covered? When you hand over your radical resume to a prospective employer do you really have it covered with the best possible cover letter? If you’re not sure or just plain baffled when it comes to writing a convincing cover letter then this series is for you! […]