She was the Star’s business editor before moving to full-time columnist in 1999. She previously spent two decades at the Globe and Mail as a columnist on consumer affairs, personal finance and mutual funds, and associate managing editor of the Report on Business.
Her books, Money 101: Every Canadian’s Guide to Personal Finance, and Money 201: More Personal Finance Advice for Every Canadian, are based on a series she did in the Sunday Star. The columns, which have now morphed into Money 911, are an easy-to-understand introduction to personal finance for those of us who are short of time and money.
She’s the author of four other books, Ellen Roseman’s Money Guide for Modern Families, Canadian Parent’s Sourcebook, Canadian Consumers’ Survival Book and Consumer, Beware!
In her community activities, she teaches courses in investing and personal finance at the University of Toronto’s and George Brown College’s continuing studies departments.
She does business commentaries for CBC radio and she’s the first public representative on the board of the Financial Planners Standards Council.