Rita Silvan

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Rita is the former editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada magazine. Rita is an investment and lifestyle writer and editor specializing in women and money. She is a Chartered Investment Manager from the Canadian Securities Institute.

What’s Your Circle of Competence?

Imagine that you are a super successful businesswoman who has been the CEO and president of leading global retailers in Hong Kong and in...

No Free Lunch—What Investors Can Learn from Venture Capitalists

Raise your hand if you reject foie gras. Force-feeding an animal through a tube, then killing it and removing its diseased liver, is no...

Why You Shouldn’t Over-Work Your Portfolio

In the 1973 film Ash Wednesday, Elizabeth Taylor plays a 50-ish housewife who goes to Switzerland for a face-lift in order to save her marriage....

Star CEOs: Are They Really Worth It?

CEOs are unlikely to admit their successes are due to luck. But that is exactly what Harold G. Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, did. He...

When a Small is a Tall: Finding Value in Small Caps

Step off Pilates, powerlifting is the new fitness trend du jour. It’s part of the social wave for women to be athletic and strong,...

Good Value Hunting

It’s said that to be a successful investor you need to possess two things: the right process and the right temperament. Let’s tackle temperament...

What a Wellness Retreat Taught Me About Investing

If I were forced to choose between bread and roses, there’s a good chance that roses would win. A few years ago, I discovered...

Great Returns, When You Invest in Yourself

The eminently quotable investor Warren Buffett said, “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Wise investors know that...

The Gold Standard: Wendy Davis

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance talks to Wendy Davis, owner of Zebrano, Canada’s premier luxury travel advisor, about taking the leap to...