Women, Money and the Will to Waive Hands


Kerry K. Taylor is the sole blogger on Squawkfox.com. She writes about a lot of things with topics ranging from frugal living to getting a job, from holiday shopping to travel and fitness. If it relates to money and how to do something better, Kerry K. is probably writing about it.

However rather than telling you how big of a deal Kerry K. Taylor is, why don’t you just check out her blog, you will probably like it. (click the image below for financial straight talk).

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Kerry K. Taylor was our very first guest on the Because Money Podcast, check her out here in this marathon of an episode:

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What a great episode with our very first guest on the #BecauseMoney Podcast. Kerry K. Taylor who tweets @squawkfox and blogs at squawkfox.com joined us and we talked about everything! Seriously… Everything.


Seriously, we covered a lot in this episode, from what does living frugally look like to handling the dynamics of family at Christmas and dealing with gift giving. If you haven’t already check out Kerry K. Taylor’s most recent blog post, this got some air time in our conversation.

Probably the best tweet of the evening was shared by Noel D’Souza quoting Kerry K. as saying…

 Some of the other other topics we covered included:

  • Scarves and Spam Bots
  • Consumerism around Christmas time “taking a holiday diet”
  • Teaching your kids the value of things
  • Minimalism, living within you means and enjoying small things
  • Does one toy in mean one toy out?
  • Thoughtful year round gift giving
  • Tactics on Saving money at grocery stores

The general feel of the conversation was around responsible family finance. Kerry K. Taylor brings home a lot of points… certainly knows her stuff. Well worth the extended timestamp on the video!

Previous Episodes

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S1 Ep27 | Robert R. Brown - Because Money

Here is a list of the resources we used for this episode! And go. Jackson: Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of The Because Money Podcast. This is Episode 27, the most exciting episode we've had so far. And with that, I've got nothing else to say and I'm turning it over to Robb Engen.

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Teaching Kids About Money
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Anonymous Advice | Value of Simple.
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Ellen Roseman | Because Money Podcast | Ep22

How Cool is it that Ellen Roseman is on our show!
Lots of moving parts in episode 22 of the Because Money Podcast. Special guest Ellen Roseman was fabulous to talk with, I bet we could have talked for hours about consumer protection and financial literacy. You can either click play on the video above, sit back and relax and take in the show or you can read ...

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Michael Katchen | Because Money Podcast | Ep21

What is Wealthsimple?
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Because Money Podcast | Ep20

Side Money.
Sometimes cutting costs just doesn't cut it - sometimes you need to make more money. This week, the King of the Side Gig Robb Engen talks about how to make the magic happen.

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Because Money Podcast | Ep19

Insurance Nightmares.
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Travelling on the Cheap.
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Rob Carrick | Because Money Podcast | Ep17

Generation Y and Mindless Home Buying.
With Special Guest Rob Carrick << Seriously! Rob Carrick is joining us for this week's episode, and we're excited! We're talking real estate, how to tell if you can REALLY afford that house, job prospects, and - depending on fast we talk - if Gen Y really does have it worse.

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Kyle Prevost | Becasue Money Podcast | Ep16

How Do You Teach Financial Literacy?.
Special Guest Kyle Prevost We can all agree there's a need to teach financial literacy so that we can make informed and responsible decisions with our money. The challenge is how and where to implement financial literacy teachings and concepts. After the financial crisis in 2008-2009, the federal government launched a financial literacy task force ...

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Dan Bortolotti | Because Money Podcast | Ep15

How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy,
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Noel D'Souza & John Robertson PhD | Because Money Podcast | Ep14

Why You (Yes, YOU) Should Care About How Financial Advice is Regulated | Because Money.
We're stepping up on the soapboxes this week and using the dreaded SH word at you: should. You should care about how financial advice in Canada is regulated, even if it means sacrificing some time waiting for the next season of Doctor Who or Downton Abbey or whatever it is you watch.

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Preet Banerjee | Because Money Podcast | Ep13

There Are No Bad Apples, Just Bad Barrels.
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Because Money Podcast | Ep12

How Rewarding are Rewards Cards Really?
Credit cards are making you fat and stupid...or maybe they're making you better off, earning you money and rewards while buying stuff you were going to buy anyway...or maybe they're making small business owners poorer... We think it's a mix of all three, and - just like last week's Home Buyer's Plan debate - there's ...

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Because Money Podcast | Ep11

Home Buyers Plan.
RRSPs to fund a Downpayment? Good or Bad? Being that it is getting close to tax season (some argue tax season is already here), expect to see a lot more conversation about RRSPs. Of note lately is talk that the Home Buyers Plan is more of a downpayment loophole than anything.

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Because Money Podcast | Ep10

The Fellowship of the Andex Chart.
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Because Money Podcast | Ep09

I Can't Afford to Not buy It.
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Borrowing Money Isn't Your Sacred Right as a Canadian.
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Time Travel, How My Stupid My Past Self Won't Listen To Me and Weddings.
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Return of the Small Business Owner.
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Because Money Podcast | Ep05

The Fees Strike Back.
We all hate paying fees and try to avoid them where we can, but some are worth paying because they add value/save time/give peace of mind. So our question to you! Which fees are worth the money? Also, the conversation might move towards managing your business finance much like you do personal finance...

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Noel D'Souza | Because Money Podcast | Ep04

A New Hope with Noel D'Souza.
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Kerry K. Taylor | Because Money Podcast | Ep03

Women, Money and the Will to Wave Hands.
What a great episode with our very first guest on the #BecauseMoney Podcast. Kerry K. Taylor who tweets @squawkfox and blogs at squawkfox.com joined us and we talked about everything! Seriously... Everything.

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