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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Printable CD Covers

Every year I find myself needing a way to wrap a custom CD for someone special. Being a bit of a photo nerd, I love to give my family and friends a personalized photo CD filled with the year’s special events, family functions, and fun candids. OK, sometimes I give a mixed music CD too. The problem is, how the heck do you wrap a CD when it doesn’t have a jewel case? Gaw! […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Books about Money, Honey!

Deck the halls with savvy savings, fa la la la la, la la la la financial books! ‘Tis the season for spending smartly, giving gifts generously, and thinking a little bit about the budget. Yes, the budget. Sigh. Buying a smart book is a pretty inexpensive gift though, and there’s still lots of time to hit the bookstores or to order online. […]

5 MORE Ways To Screw Your Credit Card Company

I’m giving credit cards another kick. I had so much fun writing 5 Ways To Screw Your Credit Card Company that I’ve decided to give those pesky plastic cards a second boot. […]

12 Smart Ways to Save Big on Christmas Shopping

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but your wallet can still be delightful. And since we’ve got gifts to give, let us find the ways to save! Yay! Yes internets, it’s that time of year when the turkey leftovers and that tryptophan stuff have settled in our stomachs. After awakening from the holidaze slumber, it may be time to turn our attention towards Christmas. […]

10 Terrific Turkey Leftover Recipes

Let’s talk turkey leftovers! Yum! There’s nothing more frugal than taking your turkey leftovers and spinning them into a second (or third) delicious dinner. To get the most from your lovely leftovers, I’ve put together a few simple, fast, and terrific turkey leftover recipes for some frugal dining fun. Most of the ingredients can already be found in your refrigerator. Yay! […]

5 Ways To Screw Your Credit Card Company

Credit card companies can be sneaky sneakers. They have trickster ways that entice us to spend more, pay off less, and dig ourselves deeper into credit card debt. […]

Meatloaf Recipe: Healthy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Today I’m talkin’ turkey. I’m clucking fowl on complicated traditional Thanksgiving dinners that cost a wing and a leg. If you’re on a tight budget or a member of a smaller family, why not try something totally different. Last year I shared my easy Rolled Turkey Breast Recipe (with Artisan Bread Stuffing). This year I’m going super simple with ground turkey. […]

Erik’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I had the pleasure of dining with Erik earlier this year for Canadian Thanksgiving. Yes, we Canucks celebrate “Turkey Day” much earlier than my American friends. I suppose we need the additional time to digest before the big event in December. But I digress. So back to Erik, my new favorite Turkey Day dining buddy. […]

How to Buy a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

It’s that time of year when the days are shorter, the night falls sooner, and we drive home from work in the dark. Bummer. But there’s no need to be in the dark about dinner when you get home. There is a bright light (and a warm meal) waiting for you if you know how to flip the slow cooker switch. […]

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. […]