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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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Think you want to be a day trader? 5 things you should know

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

If you’ve ever thought about trying your own luck with day trading on the stock market, here are five important things you should know first. MORE

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8 big misconceptions about bankruptcy

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

There is often such a stigma attached to bankruptcy, we tend to have a lot of misconceptions about what it involves — and that can be a barrier for those who are in financial trouble and seriously need to consider their options. MORE

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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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