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

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

Take stock of yourself, not just market

It's time to analyze, and come to peace with, the decisions that torpedoed so many portfolios in the last two years.

Updated: May 23, 2009, - 03:13 PM

Ross Levin: Be careful about keeping score in life

Things aren't always fair, but reacting to life's vicissitudes emotionally can be a recipe for unhappiness.

Updated: April 25, 2009, - 06:10 PM

Economic recovery will give lots of choices

Who are you? In tough times, we can long for the good old days, or we can concentrate on making the most of today.

Updated: March 28, 2009, - 03:26 PM

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