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 Great Escape: How to Find Your Magic Number

Whether it was Grace Kelly cruising along its sun-bleached roads in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, or Helmut Newton’s photos capturing a mood of...

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...