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: 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....

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...