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: 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...

Feeling Hormonal? Why Women Make Better Investors

According to a recent study commissioned by the Bank of Montreal, only 16% of Canadian women consider themselves aggressive investors (compared to 30% of...

The Gold Standard: Rona Birenbaum

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance talks to Rona Birenbaum about how a financial plan is like your personal GPS.   Rona Birenbaum is a...

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...