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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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Child Proof Your Electrical Outlets to Cut Energy Costs

Sticking a simple child proof plug into your electrical outlets could save you 5% on your energy bill this year. Who knew that doing something to protect your kids could also protect your bank account! I discovered this child proofing fact after hiring a certified energy adviser through the Canadian ecoACTION program to evaluate my home. […]

My name is not really Squawkfox

I’ve been called many names over the years. Some names have been given in fondness while others have been slung in spite. […]

Introducing The Money Tips Network!

I’m very excited to introduce you to the Money Tips Network - an amazing group that includes 13 of the most trusted personal finance blogs in the world. I am humbled and honored to be part of this talented group of bloggers and I can’t wait to share their sites with you. Many members of this network may be familiar to you while some may be new. […]

Squawkback: What Are Your Tips for Buying Used Cars?

It has been a while since I’ve posted a Squawkback reader question. I’d love to hear your tips, gotchas, and tricks when shopping for and buying used cars. Ever since my “better half’s” 2005 Subaru Impreza was in a crazy accident and declared a total write-off by the insurance company, we’ve been in the market to replace our wheels. The challenge is, I have no idea how to buy a used car. […]

Get Your Resume Template! (three for free)

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Ever search around for a free resume template just to find some unhelpful career advice website burying their stingy resume tips under heaps of bull$hit? It’s annoying - especially when you’ve got time commitments and need to write that resume yesterday. […]

Free Resume Examples with Resume Tips

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. At some point during this How to Write a Resume series you’re going to laugh (hopefully), and say, “I need to look at sample resumes” to really get a grip on this resume writing stuff. I couldn’t agree with you more. […]

3 Resume Formats: Chronological, Functional, or Screw Both?

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Sitting in front of a computer struggling to format your resume isn’t much fun. Should you list your jobs in order? What if your employment history isn’t steady? What if you’re a career changer? How do you deal with work experience that is not job related? […]

14 Things to Do Before and After a Car Accident

It’s been a week since I ate my car’s airbag. Feasting on a deployed automobile safety feature is not something you want to do any day of the week. […]

The Costs of a Car Crash

While many were eating dinner on this Easter holiday, I spent Good Friday eating an airbag. My “better half” and I were driving along the highway past a big farm when an oncoming truck unleashed it’s rear dual wheels in our direction. Flying wheels are not something you want to see heading towards you on Good Friday, or any Friday for that matter. […]

Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes: Mediterranean Stew, White Bean and Fennel Soup, Chili, and Black Bean Soup

Crock pots (or slow cookers) are amazing tools for cutting grocery costs and feeding a family for less. After getting a new slow cooker last year, I’ve been amazed with the delicious, easy, healthy, and cheap family meals I’ve prepared in zero time with few cooking skills. […]