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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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. […]

8 Keywords That Set Your Resume On Fire

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. Does your resume sizzle with the right keywords to get you noticed? Can your resume make it past the “reject pile”, get found in a crowded search database, or inspire a job interview? […]

Slow Cooker Recipes: Pot Roast and Southwestern Chicken Soup

I’ve been saving some serious money by slowing down and heating up my crock pot. The other day I gave you some reasons why slow cooking is good for your wallet, so now I’ll give you some recipes to help you get cooking! These crock pot recipes contain meat - chicken or beef. If you’re more into beans, then just swap the meat for your favorite legume. […]

6 Reasons to use a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Looking for a fun way to make cheap and healthy family meals for less moolah? Then look no further than your handy slow cooker or crock pot! Slow cookers are frugal to buy, cheap to operate, and can turn inexpensive cuts of meat or low cost vegetarian dishes into delicious family meals with just the flip of a switch. Slow cookers and crock pots have been around for decades. […]

6 Action Words That Make Your Resume Rock

This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. It’s time to activate your resume with some action words. Action words, or verbs, ignite an otherwise dull resume by setting your skills on fire - giving your credentials authority and power. […]

Big News: Squawkfox Wrote A Book!

I am so excited to finally spill the beans as to my whereabouts over the last while. To put it simply - I wrote a book! I didn’t set out to “get published” and write a book - it just kind of happened by accident. I was sitting on my sofa minding my business when an email landed in my inbox asking if I had the time to write a book based on this blog, Squawkfox. […]

Welcome Digg, Delicious & Lifehacker Readers!

A short while ago I wrote 6 little words that unleashed a firestorm of activity on this blog. Within the span of 24 hours, the post 6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck got hit by the front pages of Digg, Delicious, and Lifehacker - in that order! I must admit to being stunnifed by the hundreds and thousands of visitors dropping in for a visit. […]