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

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

Ross Levin: The reality is things are too bad to be true

The market doesn't go straight up or straight down, so people should stay calm and adjust investments sensibly.

Updated: March 21, 2009, - 03:28 PM

Just worrying doesn't solve anything

If you keep feeding fear, it could grow big enough to devour you. Focus on what you can do now to provide a better outcome.

Updated: February 21, 2009, - 04:16 PM

Ross Levin: Better not back into unsound advice

The wrong investment vehicles or inappropriate financial strategies could be accidents waiting to happen.

Updated: January 24, 2009, - 06:46 PM

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