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

Levin: Watching the moving parts when making financial decisions

There’s room for both emotional and rational thinking in weighing your options – just be aware which is which.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Levin: Spending, investing and your life's plan

Making better money decisions requires asking yourself: What is your plan?

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 04:09 PM

Levin: Avoiding unintended financial consequences

Sometimes the value of something isn’t what you think it will be – and only adds clutter and confusion to...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Money and happiness: Correlation, cause or coincidence?

Correlation, causation and coincidence are not to be confused. But they are hard to keep straight.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 04:58 PM

Levin: When the good times are rolling, it pays to be cautious

Stock are hitting all-time highs, unemployment is down. But now’s the time to remain wary.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 04:25 PM

Ross Levin: Money can't buy happiness, but it can help pay for it

To have a healthy relationship with money can put us on a path to happiness. Effectively using our money can make us happier.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:36 PM

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

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