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

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

The Minnesota Investor: In investing, as in life, it pays to listen

Sometimes, people only hear what they want to hear, or they don't listen at all. That often can lead to missed opportunities.

Updated: August 30, 2008, - 04:37 PM

Think like an Olympian to reach goals

To win a gold medal in financial planning, use an athlete's SMART plan.

Updated: August 23, 2008, - 03:48 PM

The Minnesota Investor: Advice on navigating rough waters

Sometimes, when it feels as though you're drowning in an economy in turmoil and grasping for a nonexistent lifeline, consider standing up and walking to shore.

Updated: July 26, 2008, - 04:45 PM

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