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

Borrow, save or spend? It's not simple

Black-and-white proclamations can blind us to the many shades-of-gray realities that cloud financial decisions.

Updated: January 26, 2010, - 09:09 AM

Ross Levin: In 6 words each lie hopeful messages

As the year comes near its close, it may be time take stock of our lives, both financial and personal.

Updated: December 26, 2009, - 10:54 PM

Money isn't the only retirement consideration

In fact, it might be the easy part. Planning how to spend your retirement takes a lot of work.

Updated: November 22, 2009, - 12:10 AM

Investing is a risk-balancing game

Reflexes can cloud your judgment in a crisis. Reflection beforehand can help.

Updated: October 24, 2009, - 05:33 PM

Marathons can teach financial lessons

In financial planning as in a long-distance race, success might mean setting goals, then having the wisdom to change them.

Updated: September 26, 2009, - 04:24 PM

As some doors open, other doors close

Life's lesson: Only when one chapter ends can another begin.

Updated: August 29, 2009, - 04:53 PM

Even now, there's no free lunch

You can't get more without risking more, despite our desperate times.

Updated: August 22, 2009, - 05:10 PM

Know where you're at and want to go

Technically sound solutions must match your personality.

Updated: July 25, 2009, - 11:38 PM

Finding life's thread brings meaning

Money and possessions are incidental to the deeper things that are important, like helping others or time with family.

Updated: June 27, 2009, - 07:19 PM

Live on the sunny side of the street

Instead of singing the blues over today's economic troubles, focus on what's important in life -- and be happy together.

Updated: May 30, 2009, - 07:04 PM

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