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.

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...

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...