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

Little answers can solve the big question

A hunger for one answer often exists in the financial planning world. But there isn't one. Rather than try to know the unknowable or explain the inexplicable, what if you got some key big things right by doing many little things right?

Updated: August 27, 2011, - 09:19 PM

Tough times are testing relationship

The state of Minnesota and the U of M seem to be at a tipping point. A mutually beneficial solution is best.

Updated: May 31, 2011, - 10:30 AM

Consider the fox as a good guide for decisionmaking

Knowing many little things is often better than knowing one big thing.

Updated: April 25, 2011, - 05:26 PM

The college applications process: A template for graduating to a more satisfying lifestyle

Having two seniors in high school, neither of whom chose to apply early decision to colleges, means that we get to wait until March to find out where they will be heading next year. Their anxiety waxes and wanes, making us sometimes feel as though we are going through this admission process ourselves.

Updated: December 25, 2010, - 09:39 PM

Trick or treat: Here's a lesson in personal finance

How would you handle a big bag of monetary goodies?

Updated: October 30, 2010, - 11:03 PM

How to survive when things are tanking

Investment wisdom comes from of all places: a wilderness manual showing the best way out of a bad situation is to stay calm.

Updated: October 23, 2010, - 10:53 PM

In grizzly times, be cautious but not frightened

It will take more time to absorb the jobs we've lost and for growth to resume. But don't lock yourself into investments that you may come to regret.

Updated: August 28, 2010, - 09:12 PM

Finding a different type of happiness

Humans tend to remember what they've done but tend to forget why exactly they did it.

Updated: July 24, 2010, - 09:28 PM

Understand the spark that keeps life interesting

Autonomy, mastery and purpose are the keys to a fulfilling career and retirement.

Updated: March 27, 2010, - 07:15 PM

Getting a grip on reality from 'The Bachelor'

The reality television show can teach us something about investing.

Updated: February 27, 2010, - 08:33 PM

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