Best of the Money Blogs 2010


I’ve never been much of a winner. Ok, I once won a package of dental floss for selling the most toothbrushes during a middle school fundraiser. This was a big win for me because I’m a huge fan of dental hygiene and I was a given the award in front of my brace-wearing class. But selling dental gear never really landed anyone in a big national newspaper.

Globe and Mail Best Money Blogs Squawkfox
Read about the winners in: The best Canadian money blogs

So you can understand my surprise, gratitude, and a tad bit of horror to find that Squawkfox was voted a winner in The Globe and Mail’s annual Best of the Money Blogs poll.

My surprise comes from finding a like-minded audience looking to save a few bucks by soaking dried beans. I’m grateful because you follow my squawks and took the time to vote. And I’m a little bit horrified since it’s not every day a photojournalist shows up to shoot my mug for the next day’s edition. Good thing I know a bit about dental floss.

Anypearlywhites, I’d love to thank The Globe and Mail’s nomination panel for considering my frugalicious blog as a contender in a field of amazing money blogs. On the panel were blogger Canadian Capitalist, Globe Market Blog writer David Berman, Chaya Cooperberg who writes the Globe’s Home Cents Blog, and Rob Carrick, the Globe’s personal finance columnist.

This year the panel chose from their favourite Canadian personal finance and investing blogs. Squawkfox topped the personal finance category and Preet Banerjee’s blog, Where Does All My Money Go, won the investing category.

Writing and maintaining a popular money blog takes a considerable amount of time and passion. To gain any kind of recognition is truly remarkable and very much appreciated. I’d love to tip my hat and introduce you to the top money blogs in the poll.

Top Investing Blogs

  1. Where Does All My Money Go | Preet Banerjee is the brains behind Where Does All My Money Go — a blog that exposes the sometimes dubious inner workings of the financial industry. Banerjee is also a television celebrity, winning the W Network Experts Challenge last year.
  2. Canadian Couch Potato | Journalist Dan Bortolotti makes the case for axing mutual funds in his blog Canadian Couch Potato. By showing you the considerable benefits of index investing using the simple Couch Potato method, Bortolotti’s blog could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in investing fees. Americans can benefit from his outstanding articles too.
  3. Larry MacDonald | Larry MacDonald blogs frequently for Canadian Business. As an economist and author, he writes on a myriad of topics, including: portfolio management, investment ideas, and business.

Top Personal Finance Blogs

  1. Squawkfox | Long time readers of Squawkfox know me from my weekly posts. I used to write anonymously, but since the launch of my first book 397 Ways To Save Money I decided to blog under my real name. New readers can discover all the juicy details in My name is not really Squawkfox or read my About Page.
  2. Million Dollar Journey | The Million Dollar Journey blog is the work of FrugalTrader, an anonymous blogger who aims to be a millionaire by the time he reaches 35 years young. Readers enjoy his candid journey.
  3. Gail Vaz-Oxlade | Author, television star, and now top blogger Gail Vaz-Oxlade requires little introduction. Vaz-Oxlade is the host of the reality show Til Debt Do Us Part and is the author of Debt-Free Forever, a #1 Bestseller in Canada (also available is the US here: Debt-Free Forever).

A huge thank you to personal finance columnist Rob Carrick for his article on The best Canadian money blogs. I bet it’s not everyday he gets to write about ice cream.


  1. Canadian Capitalist May 31, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations on winning the Best of the Money Blogs Kerry. And thanks for the mention! Cheers!

  2. Ryan Martin May 31, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I discovered your blog through the Globe & Mail poll. Don’t know how I missed it considering I’m a big fan of frugal living.

    The fact I have only checked out your site briefly and have already learned what a diva cup is tells me you have a very unique site here; and is a deserving winner.



  3. The Passive Income Earner May 31, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations on your win! Keep it up.

  4. Financial Cents May 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Congrats and keep up the great work! Well earned!

  5. guinness416 May 31, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Hmm, the dog doesn’t look any more impressed at being in the G&M as he usually looks being in the blog …. anyway many congratulations and well deserved!! (Can I say I knew you before you were famous?)

  6. Preet Banerjee May 31, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations Kerry! I learn tonnes from you, as do thousands of others. Well deserved!

  7. JudyJ May 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations!Well deserved!

  8. Lance May 31, 2010 at 6:39 pm


    So well deserved, Kerry!! Your blog (and YOU!) are the real deal!!!

  9. Kerry May 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    @CC Thanks Ram.

    @Ryan Funny you should mention the diva cup Ryan. Not many fellows are fond of that particular post. Kudos.

    @The Passive Income Earner @Financial Cents Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot when fellow bloggers chime in.

    @guinness416 LOL –> “Famous”. Anypeevedpooch, the dog was indeed thrilled to be in the pic. The photojournalist really wanted her in the shot though once he saw her. For once I had nothing to do with it. 😉 The funny thing about the photo is my husband is dangling a piece of meat over the camera lens to get the shot. The behind-the-scene antics were hilarious. The photojournalist,, was amazing.

  10. Kerry May 31, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    @Preet You read my blog for the ice cream posts? 🙂

    @Lance I *heart* you and your positive energy. Your blog always makes me smile.

  11. Lisa June 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

    CONGRATS! I voted for you 🙂 Thank you for all of your value money saving tips. They have helped me so much!

  12. Million Dollar Journey June 2, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Congrats on winning the contest and on the G&M coverage! As well, thanks for the mention!

  13. Chaya Cooperberg June 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations Kerry – I guess I’m just one among your many fans! And I do love your posts on ice cream and different ways to use dried beans.

  14. youngandthrifty June 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations on winning the Best of Money Blogs!! This is huge! Your dog looks really happy and cute in the picture too =)

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