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 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

Want everything? You'll always fail

No matter how productive we are, a feeling of satisfaction is an impossibility so long as we keep chasing more possessions.

Updated: June 28, 2008, - 08:53 PM

The Minnesota Investor: 'Timing' the market seldom works

Don't confuse cause and effect or profitable investment calls with wisdom. Randomness could be the explanation.

Updated: June 21, 2008, - 09:03 PM

Minnesota investor: Making life's grade is its own reward

Reaching your goals takes hard work and commitment, but in the end, it's worth it.

Updated: May 24, 2008, - 04:52 PM

Aiding children can test wisdom

Financial help to offspring involves weighing a sense of obligation against potential pitfalls and ability to provide help. Emotions, above all, can cloud good judgment.

Updated: April 26, 2008, - 08:50 PM

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