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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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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! […]

Yep! That was me on BNN’s Headline!

If you were playing hooky last Friday you may have seen my debut as a talking head on Business News Network’s program Headline. I was asked on the show to speak about my experience with thrift and to share a few frugality tips with viewers. View the clip! Being a guest on Headline with host Howard Green was a whole lot of scary mixed with a little bit of fun. […]

Welcome Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, and CanWest Readers!

I would love to welcome all Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, and Canada.com CanWest readers to Squawkfox, a blog that makes frugal living fun. A huge thank you to Lisa Hrabluk for mentioning me in today’s column. Thank you! My name is Kerry Taylor, I’m the blogger here and the author of 397 Ways To Save Money. […]

5 Ways To Be Prepared for Costly Natural Disasters

It pays to be prepared. I first learned about the Be Prepared motto way back when I was a Girl Guide playing with basic survival techniques and understanding the dangers in nature. […]

Savings Calculator: When Will You Be A Millionaire?

Ever wondered how much money you need to save every month to become a millionaire? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of reaching a savings goal in a matter of years? I know I sure have. To help you count the days before you’re a mega millionaire, I’ve put together the Savings Calculator to get you reaching your money goals sooner. […]