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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Welcome National Post Network Readers!

I would love to welcome all National Post and Financial Post readers to Squawkfox, a blog that makes frugal living fun. A huge thank you to Jonathan Chevreau for mentioning Squawkfox 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. […]

DIY Kite Designs: How To Make A Kite

Go fly a kite! No, I don’t find you annoying and I certainly don’t want you to take a hike. But if you’re at the end of your rope trying to control the purse strings, then perhaps it’s time to reach for the sky and get high as a kite! This past weekend I rediscovered the fine art of frugal kite flying. […]

12 Organic or Pesticide-Free Foods Worth Buying (maybe)

Organic and pesticide-free foods are not cheap. They can cost double the price of conventionally grown foods and can make you wonder if paying the price for fewer pesticides or better farming practices is worth it. It’s hard to ignore the increased availability of organic food on the grocery shelves these days. […]

Book Winners, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, and Votes Oh My!

My first attempt at a book giveaway mostly blew me away. My initial goal was to see if anyone wanted to win my book, 397 Ways To Save Money, and the answer was a resounding YES. Since over ONE HUNDRED readers entered this contest I’d have to assume it’s because you all love free s$it or you just really want my book. […]

Best of the Money Blogs 2009: Vote for Squawkfox!

The annual Globe and Mail Best of the Money Blogs Poll has landed and this year (pinch me please) Squawkfox has been nominated! Thud. […]

8 Stealth Ways to Uncover Big Savings with Secret Online Coupons

Paying full price for anything kind of sucks, especially when a better deal is just a click away. A few years ago I developed some stealth shopping strategies for finding deep discounts on everyday items like groceries, books, electronics, and clothing. […]

DIY: Getting Dirty with Square Foot Gardening

Want to know a dirty little secret? It’s kind of filthy, promise. I’ve been busy building raised garden beds and giving a green thumbs up to square foot gardening. […]

Win My Book! 397 Ways To Save Money

I’m doing something a little bit different today. OK, I do things differently most days. But today is special because I want you to win my book 397 Ways To Save Money. I’ve got a couple of copies sitting on my kitchen table and I think they need a better home. There’s a catch though, you have to earn it. […]

Printable Travel Checklist and Packing List

It’s that time of year when individuals and families plan for travel, holidays, and vacation. Whether you’re planning to get away for a romantic weekend with your partner or take the kids on a family vacation, chances are you’ll need to pack for your trip. Packing for a trip can be a pain, especially when you’re on the plane in a panic because you’ve forgotten something important. […]

6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas (and a story)

Growing up my sister and I called our father “Dard”. The nickname was fondly given after my sister read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, where a family of four sisters called their mother “Marmee”. […]