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

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

Sometimes, as you acquire, you lose

As the players swarmed one another after their first-round victory at the Girls' State High School Basketball Tournament, I noticed that the elation was shared equally by the stars and by the girls who didn't get in the game.

Updated: March 29, 2008, - 02:20 PM

There's no one right answer to life

Relationships and circumstances can box us in. Thoughtful planning and self-awareness can bring solutions and relief.

Updated: March 22, 2008, - 09:11 PM

Adjust, but don't panic in turmoil

Remember that life experiences shape our views of money. In troubled times, focus on what you can control. Then hang on.

Updated: February 23, 2008, - 03:14 PM

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