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About Caroline Cakebread

Caroline Cakebread writes a regular personal finance blog for Chatelaine and is the editor of Canadian Investment Review. She is also the author of several research papers on financial literacy and investor education and is currently writing a book on the asset-backed commercial paper crisis for University of Toronto Press (forthcoming 2012). She received her MA and PhD from the University of Birmingham in the U.K., has taught both undergraduate and graduate students and has published numerous articles and essays on Shakespeare, education, and women’s issues.

You can follow her on Twitter at @CCakebread.

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Dealing with dementia: 5 ways to plan ahead financially

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Dealing with finances and investments can be particularly hard for someone struggling with dementia. And that’s where loved ones often need to step in – before any major financial damage is done. MORE

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RDSPs – Helping parents of disabled kids plan for the future

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The registered disability savings plan was designed to provide parents of special needs kids with a vital tool with which they can plan for their future care. MORE

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15 easy ways to save on your utility bills

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That drip, drip, drip sound coming from your bathroom could be doing a lot more than keeping you up at night – it could be blowing a hole in your budget. Here are 15 ways to save money around the house. MORE

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Finding deals: a calendar of seasonal sales

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Like clockwork, certain items go on sale at regular times of the year. Knowing what to buy – and when – can save you big bucks if you plan ahead. MORE

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Are you taking enough risk in your TFSA?

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Maybe it’s time to admit that TFSAs are outgrowing their label as a place to park money for a short-term goal. And as that happens it’s also time to rethink the kinds of investment we’re putting in them. MORE

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