Ross Levin

Columnist | Your Money
Ross Levin is founding principal and president of Accredited Investors Inc., Edina, a fee-only wealth management firm. His Gains and Losses column runs on the fourth Sunday of the month. A compilation of these columns can be found in his book, "Spend Your Life Wisely." Send emails to

Recent content from Ross Levin

Minnesota's tax attitude can make the state easy to leave

We are converting groups of Minnesotans from 'owners' of the state to 'renters.'

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Ross Levin: Pondering options for your 'wild and precious life'

I usually smile when I run. In some places, this would be nice. In Minnesota, it is strange. I smile...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Levin: To change, we must challenge assumptions, fear

When our large puppy went to a neighborhood dog’s birthday party, I was worried. Our dog is 85 pounds and...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:54 PM

Levin: Avoid deal breakers by identifying your calico cat pillow

One of my friends was describing a complicated divorce. They’d finally resolved issues regarding property, kids and monthly maintenance and...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Levin: Examine the forces that impede your choices on finances and career

I was on an elevator in Texas when a Hispanic housekeeper looked at me and said, “For an old man,...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:52 PM

Levin: Manage scarcity or scarcity will end up managing you

As dusk was approaching on the North Shore, a friend was driving around in circles trying to find the best...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:51 PM

Levin: Parsing our motives can make charity more genuine

The guy who walks our dog once a week is starting to annoy me. Why don’t our dog’s behavior lapses...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:50 PM

Ross Levin: Finding a way to shine light on money matters

I invited our daughters and co-workers to participate in “The Streak” with me. We are committed to getting a run...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Levin: Fear of missing out can threaten financial decisions

In college, I did a lot of things that I didn’t really want to do, went to many events that...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 05:47 PM

Levin: Retirement isn't just a numbers game

The “retirement lifestyle” means more than the “retirement number.”

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 05:00 PM

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