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About Caroline Cakebread
These days Sunday night is the pinnacle of my weekend thanks to Downton Abbey. And while I must admit that Seasons 2 and 3 have paled in comparison to the excellent first season, I am still addicted to the luxurious goings-on of the insanely wealthy Crawley family and their bevy of staff downstairs. MORE
The guy who baby proofed our house is getting rich on parents like us – we paid him a bundle to install custom gates and to walk us through all the terrible things our house could do to our baby son (who knew a drawer could do such harm!). MORE
There are some things that can’t be blamed on other people: bad manners, bad fashion choices, and worst of all, total cluelessness when it comes to money. While bad manners and bad outfits can be fixed with relative ease, poor money skills can trip you up for life. MORE
It’s the little things that caused the relationship to fall apart. My bank and I had been seeing each other since I was in high school ‒ back when I had my first job and the branch was open on Saturdays (how convenient!). But last year, after 20 years of loyal service, I was feeling pretty down about the relationship. Follow these steps to see whether you’re ready to break up with your bank and, if so, what to do. MORE
I’m not a coupon person. It’s a tough thing to admit when you spend as much time as I do writing about frugal living. Yes, I know coupons can save you thousands of dollars a year and I know diehard coupon clippers who swear by them. Me, not so much ‒ it’s one thing to clip a coupon, but it’s entirely another matter when it comes to remembering to pull it out of your wallet at the checkout. MORE