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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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Could you be your own real estate agent? Ask yourself these questions first

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

In some of Canada’s hottest real estate markets, it seems like houses sell themselves – and with bidding wars driving prices up, up, up, you might wonder whether or not you need to bother hiring a real estate agent in the first place. MORE

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Are you ready to quit your job and work for yourself? 5 questions to ask

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

When I left my job to freelance over 11 years ago, I’m sure some people thought I was nuts. MORE

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Should you put your tax refund into a TFSA?

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

If you’re lucky enough to have scored a tax refund, then let me be the first to congratulate you for coming to and reading this article. You could just as easily have taken the money straight to the mall to pick up a great new pair of shoes or a flat-screen TV (umm…been there, done that). MORE

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Bitcoin primer – 6 things you should know

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

On a walk in downtown Toronto last week, I passed this. That’s right: an ATM solely dedicated to bitcoins. It’s an impressive development, considering they’re only five years old and few people had even heard about them a year ago. MORE

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Affinity fraud – breaking the silence

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

It took a year for her to lose her savings – and a year for her to tell anyone. My friend had for months been wiring money to a man in Malaysia who claimed he was being held in a … MORE

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