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

Assuage your money stress through family communication

What you can do that has proven useful in harnessing the money beast.

Don't let fear of financial regret deter you from a fulfilling life

Financial planners help their clients see what is possible while balancing living today and preparing for tomorrow. But not knowing how many tomorrows you have can create too much emphasis on an uncertain future.

What the Minnesota Twins can teach you about managing money

As a middle-market MLB team, the Twins have a lot in common with the average person trying to spend and save optimally.

Over-preparing for the recession that wasn't

It appears that a full-blown recession has been avoided, but the cost of this for investors has been potentially being too conservative too soon.

Should an election year change your stock market strategy?

Elections matter for policy reasons, which can impact corporate profits, which can impact companies' values, which can impact one's moves on the stock market.

Do not overlook the value of stopping

Take your time and rethink your habits when it comes to financial planning.

What pickleball can teach you about financial planning

Keep these three lessons in mind.

Identifying a touchstone word for the year may help you focus on your finances

Let's explore the many facets of a particular word in our financial lives: want.

You can stay in your home as you age, but should you?

Financial planner Ross Levin walks through why it might be a good idea to move out sooner than later.

Don't believe these investing rumors

Simple strategies spark life in investing.