I’m Kerry

I’m a financial journalist, author, and speaker dedicated to helping you improve your financial habits and change your relationship with money.

I’m Kerry

I’m a financial journalist, author, and speaker dedicated to helping you improve your financial habits and change your relationship with money.

I’m Kerry

I’m a financial journalist, author, and speaker dedicated to helping you improve your financial habits and change your relationship with money.

Short Bio:

For Media Requests – I respond quickly

Kerry K. Taylor is recognized as one of the top personal finance voices in Canada. She is a financial journalist, professional speaker, and creator of the award-winning financial website Squawkfox.com. She is the host of The Cash and Kerry Podcast.

Kerry is an expert commentator on lifestyle shows and breaking news programs. She has written for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and numerous international publications. She is the author of, 397 Ways to Save Money.

Born and raised in Toronto, Kerry can also be found driving an orange tractor in rural British Columbia.

Long Bio:

Born and raised in Toronto, I moved to an organic farm in rural British Columbia and built a socially compassionate platform that reaches millions. The desire to increase wellness and reduce financial anxiety is universal, and that’s central to what we do here.

Through our award-winning blog Squawkfox, custom speeches, a national bestselling book, the Cash and Kerry Podcast, and an audience in 135 countries, I help people like you master the mindset of money and take the steps to get results.

“How did you get started?”

Since I was small, I’ve thought big about financial freedom. I’ve been curious about why humans make money choices that are at odds with their financial well-being. Why do some people build money habits and grow wealth, while others, despite good intentions, struggle with financial decisions and go into debt?

I was also into a bunch of seemingly unrelated things: computer science, triathlon racing, behavioral science, and not stalling our circa 1980s tractor.

While working in tech, I found my knack helping colleagues navigate their retirement savings plans. I knew how to use psychology and a flair for fun to explain how to not mess up money. I was also really nice about it.

I started Squawkfox in 2007. I liked the idea of a “squawk box” – an intercom speaker used on trading floors. But who wants to be a box? A fox sounds more fun. But in 2008 life got serious when the financial crisis hit, and Squawkfox went viral with millions of visitors.

I became one of the world’s top personal finance bloggers, and was voted Canada’s best money blog by The Globe and Mail in 2010. Chatelaine named Squawkfox the “gold standard” for financial blogging in 2014 for inspiring readers to make wiser financial decisions.

With the international success of Squawkfox, I quit my 9-5 and became a columnist for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and I appeared often on lifestyle shows The Marilyn Denis Show, Canada AM, and CTV’s Your Morning.

I’m also a regular contributor to CBC’s The National, BNN, CTV News, Global News, and radio programs around the world. I respond to media inquiries quickly.

From working in the high-paced world of high tech, to financial independence on an organic farm, to paying off 17K in student debt in 6 months, to racing Ironman triathlons, to founding a viral money blog that touches millions, to publishing a national bestseller, to speaking about the psychology of money around the world, I am proof that by applying the science of habits and using behaviorally-informed strategies you can achieve your financial dreams.

You Might Have Seen Me On

Keynotes and virtual talks that inspire real change.

I‘m a keynote speaker and I love doing virtual sessions too. Over the years I’ve spoken at numerous organizations and to diverse groups of entrepreneurs who all want to master the mindset of money, reduce financial stress, and be entertained by our common missteps.

My talks resonate with audiences of all generations because we all feel it – financial anxiety is real. When it comes to personal finance, we can be our own worst enemies, prone to subconscious bias and flawed decision-making. Being human with money is hard, and it shouldn’t be.

Wanting to change our financial behavior is universal.

The organizations and businesses who recognize these challenges have it right. They know when their teams are feeling less financial stress at home they are happier everywhere. At home, in life, and at work.

There’s a lot we can do. Shoot me a message and check out my speaker trailer. I can’t wait to meet you!


I‘m here to help. Our site comes from a place of kindness and caring — there’s no shame or blame here! Through our tools and resources, we hope to impact your life in a positive way and improve your wealth, health, and happiness.

Whether you’re new to money, reducing debt, saving for something big, or looking to invest, we’re here to help you reach your financial goals with a lot of evidence-based content and a little bit of humor.

Don’t aim for perfection. Aim to get started.

I‘m not perfect, no one is. I’ve shared my struggles with depression and I’m a breast cancer survivor. But through my own challenges and even money mistakes, my goal is to always bring you the best, most honest content with an eye on quality and a sense for relatability.

I’d love to meet you and learn more about what makes you tick. Join the Cash and Kerry Newsletter and you’ll get my FREE Budget Bundle (and a bonus gift too).

Find me on social: Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Thank you for visiting my site. I’m so happy we’ve connected and I can’t wait to watch your financial dreams come true.

Love love love,