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

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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

Levin: Getting to yes is hard when no is your first reaction

In my marriage, I have developed an expertise: Saying no. I have become so adept at this that often I...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 11:17 AM

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