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

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

Ross Levin: As with money, also spend life wisely

Some reflections concerning payback: It's about rebalancing the books - personally and financially.

Updated: December 27, 2008, - 04:28 PM

Even in bad times, you still can contribute

 Caring and giving to community can help ease financial worries.

Updated: November 29, 2008, - 03:31 PM

Ross Levin: Reflections on the riches we leave behind

While markets give and take wealth, only individuals can place the true value on their lives.

Updated: November 22, 2008, - 03:17 PM

Snap decisions can cripple a portfolio

When balancing fear and greed, rational and irrational decisionmaking is to be expected ... and planned for.

Updated: September 27, 2008, - 09:07 PM

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