HELLO: My name is Kerry K. Taylor and I’m the creator and lone blogger here at Squawkfox.com. I started Squawkfox in 2008 as a financially fun newsletter for friends and have since been voted Canada’s Top Money Blogger by The Globe and Mail readership. Much of my traffic is from the United States, but I have readers around the world.
BLOGGER: Squawkfox is a fun blog with a strong focus on consumer smarts. I do the research and use mostly real math and scientific science to prove when something being sold is a bad deal. The results are often humorous, which is why so many of my posts are viral. I like to experiment.
CONSUMER EXPERT: I’m featured regularly in the media and on reality television as a consumer expert. I show people how to spend wisely and not get duped.
Popular topics include: budget weddings, cutting cost of groceries, student debt, all debt, sneaky credit card tricks, budget travel, smart money-saving consumer strategies, budgeting, banking, cooking for less, investing, shopping smart, holiday spending, cost of kids, buying a house, and why so many of us are broke. See my television appearances. Read my press.
SPEAKER: I speak on a number of topics ranging from consumer expertise to building a viral blog. Check out my Speaking Page for the details.
AUTHOR: My book 397 Ways To Save Money (Harper Collins Canada) really does contain 397 ways to save money. My next book will involve less tip counting.
FREELANCER: I’ve written for The Globe and Mail, MoneySense Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Sympatico, LifeHacker, plus more, and some corporate stuff too. I freelance when the gig is great, so contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your gig and tell me why it’s great.
LIVE, LOVE, LIFE: I currently live in Toronto, Ontario. I just moved from a an organic farm in rural British Columbia. I’ve also called Vancouver and Ottawa home. Carl is my husband. Chloe is my 2 year old daughter. Pivo is my dog. Our family budget is awesome.