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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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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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Who’s worth your debt this Christmas?

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

What’s the interest rate on your credit card? 18%? 19%? 20%? Higher? Keep that number in mind as you head to the mall to shop for your loved ones this holiday season. MORE

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Why your grandma didn’t need financial literacy

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

Financial literacy: it’s a term we hear a lot these days. There’s a big push to have it taught in schools, and significant time and effort are going toward helping Canadians handle their money better. MORE

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The RRSP versus RESP dilemma

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered education savings plans (RESPs) are two of the biggest savings priorities for parents in Canada. So which one is more important for parents who have to manage the two competing savings goals? MORE

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