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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Squawkback: Is frugal living just a fad?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately. While promoting my book the media have consistently asked if I think we’ll return to our spend-thrift ways after the recession. I’m always stumped with this line of questioning because I’ve never been good with predicting the future. So I want to know what you guys think. […]

Going to Pot with Container Gardening

There are countless ways to go to pot. Since I’ve already taken a few pot shots, discussed pots of money, shown you how to sweeten the pot, thrown you into the pot, and given you ideas for a pot luck, I guess it’s time to go to pot with container gardening. But please, if you don’t have a pot to pi$$ in then I can’t help you. […]

6 Surefire Ways To Avoid a Mortgage Meltdown

Buying a home is expensive. Whether you’re looking to buy your first house, a cottage, a second rental condo, or upsize to a townhouse – you’d be financially wise to crunch the hard numerical data before signing for that big mortgage. […]

Free eBook: The Insider’s Guide To Frugal Food & Fitness!

Due to popular demand I’ve updated my Free eBook: The Insider’s Guide to Frugal Food & Fitness! (Second Edition). I’ve added more delicious recipes, more stunning photographs, and more frugal fitness fun! Who It’s For It’s for You! Paying too much for healthy food at the grocery store is frustrating, and spending big bucks for a gym membership is expensive. […]

Welcome Bargaineering Readers!

I would love to welcome all Bargaineering.com readers to Squawkfox, a blog that makes personal finance fun. A huge thank you to Jim Wang for reviewing my book! Jim is an amazing blogger and probably has the sexiest voice in the personal finance blogosphere! Swoon! Smile! My name is Kerry Taylor. I’m the blogger here and the author of 397 Ways To Save Money. […]

Calculate Mortgage Rates with the Mortgage Calculator

Want to know the impact of current mortgage rates on your mortgage? Think it’s time to refinance? Or maybe you’re looking for your first home and want to calculate your mortgage payments. But before calling your bank and signing your moolah away on a mortgage, do the math yourself to see if you can handle the financial reality of a new or refinanced mortgage. […]

Best of the Money Blogs Results!

Over the last few weeks the Globe and Mail polled their readers to reveal their favorite money blogs. Well, the results are in and Squawkfox took a podium position in third place just behind Million Dollar Journey! Wow! I just want to thank everyone who took a moment to click me a vote. Thank you! […]

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. […]