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.

The Gold Standard: What’s New in Women & Money

January for adults is much like September for the kids. We're getting back into routines, looking back on some of those piggy-bank-purges from over...

Explaining the High/Low Style of Investing

Before the 1980s fashion magazines took a strictly orthodox approach to styling: each model wore one designer label, head-to-toe. Mixing was a fashion no-no....

In Defense of the Buy-and-Hold Strategy

The year was 1983 and Madonna had just released “Holiday”, a cheerful song with a catchy tune. But what hooked me was her wavy...

The Gold Standard: What’s New in Women & Money

Ahhh—new year and change is in the air! If only more of it was in your changepurse, right?! But isn't that what fresh starts are...

The Gold Standard: What’s New in Women & Money

From setting year-end goals to sorting your year-end books, a little inspiration goes a long way. Gather 'round, readers! Here are this week's best...

The Gold Standard: What’s New in Women & Money

It's about time to start thinking about next year's resolutions. To help you along, we've hand-picked this week's best reads for women and money...

Cruise Control: What’s Your Spending Style?

As a kid, every Friday my brother and I got a 25-cent allowance. As soon as the quarter landed in my palm, I flew...

When it Comes to Your Portfolio, Get the Right Fit

In the 1980s Donna Karan created a fashion collection called “Seven Easy Pieces”. The clothes were beautiful and minimal—but their price tags weren’t. My...

Fee Transparency Never Looked So Good

At the Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute in New York, and the ne plus ultra of society events,...