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.

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....

Relax: It’s Good for Your Mind–And Your Wealth

Everyone is busy today. Ask anyone, “How are things?” and the answer is inevitably, “so busy!”. As investors, unless we’ve completely outsourced the management...

The Shape of Water and The Zen of Investing

With the New Year upon us, here’s a message from Ven. Samu Sunim, the founder of the Zen Buddhist Temple in Toronto on how the...

Is Your Investment Style Age-Appropriate?

For those of you who follow such things, a recent make-up trend was “artfully sloppy”. Mascara applied with a heavy hand, caked lashes casting nocturnal shadows...

Does Your Portfolio Manager Pass the 5-Year Test?

A good first impression goes a long way. It can get you a good table at a popular restaurant. It can give you an edge...

Can a Lottery Make You a Better Saver?

Are you one of the more than two-thirds of Canadians who have lost sleep worrying about money? Apparently Bank of Nova Scotia’s tagline: “You’re...

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

Editor’s picks of the week Here’s what’s making news in “Women & Wealth” this week: Why so-called “gender neutral” investments products are really for men. ...

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

Editor’s picks of the week Here’s what’s making news in “Women & Wealth” this week: Stupid Money Technology is supposed to be about innovation, yet, according to...