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.

Picture Perfect: Is Buying Art the Best Investment?

Celebrities and social climbers collect Warhol but what did Warhol collect? “Keep the coffee tins—aluminum might go up!” “Keep the batteries—copper might go up!” According to Bob...

The Gold Standard: Fred Vettese

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance talks with Canada’s top actuary and best-selling author, Fred Vettese, about the investment product we love to...

How the New Changes to CPP Harm Women

The good news is Canadians, especially Canadian women, are living longer. A 65-year-old woman today can expect to live to 87, three years longer...

Board Walk: How to Invest in Women Leaders

On a blustery morning, visitors to Toronto’s Design Exchange, a beautiful Art Deco building that once housed the city’s original stock exchange, are greeted...

The Gold Standard: Barbara Stewart

Golden Girl Finance editor-in-chief Rita Silvan talks to Barbara Stewart about the "fake news" on women and risk.   Barbara Stewart CFA, is one of the world’s...

The ‘Get Down’: How to Live with Volatility

Last week my quarterly investment statement arrived. I flipped to the last page and there in italicized mouse-type was the tally. Given the recent performance of...

The Real Cost of Being the “Office Mommy”

It’s often said that “no good deed goes unpunished”. A recent study asked participants to evaluate the performance of employees who offered to stay late to help...

Ask For It — Know Your Worth

In her memoir The Woman I Wanted To Be, Diane Von Furstenberg recounts the time in 1978 when she was on a flight from New...

Could You Pass the Marshmallow Test?

Okay, you’re a grown-up. So maybe it’s not marshmallows because even the high-priced artisanal ones are kind of underwhelming, like eating a miniature pillow....