Cutter Family Finance

The Cutter Family Finance articles are published in The Falmouth Enterprise and The Mashpee Enterprise every Friday.

Save Money on Student Loans with Discipline and Strategy

With the right strategy and discipline, you can shave a year off paying back your student loans and save money in interest – all without refinancing.

Donor-Advised Funds: A Popular Charitable Alternative

Donor-Advised Funds protect your legacy through charitable donations and confer an immediate tax benefit. Find out why they’re so popular.

Budgeting for Retirement

Budgeting for retirement requires you to think differently about income, expenses and what the future holds. Are you taking into consideration everything you need to make sure you retirement is comfortable?

Save Smart for School with a Plan

529 plans are popular ways for parents and grandparents to save for kids’ education, but they’re not always well-understood. Get the straight scoop.

What the SEC’s “Advice Rule” Means For You

The SEC is proposing an “advice rule” now that a court has vacated the Department of Labor’s uniform fiduciary standard proposal. What does that mean for investors like you?

Market Uncertainty . . . Know Your Rules

A rules-based approach to investing and rebalancing your portfolio are better strategies during periods of market uncertainty than emotional investing.

Retirement Fund Options for Freelancers and Others

Freelancing is the new norm for many of us, which means taking our retirement plans into our own hands. Find out the best ways for freelancers to prepare for retirement.

Protect Your Retirement by Improving Your Credit Score

A bad credit score can have a direct effect on your retirement. Find out how to improve your credit score to protect yourself and your family.

New Approaches to the 60/40 Strategy

If you’re following the old strategy of investing 60% of your assets in equities and 40% in bonds, you may be exposing yourself to more risk than you thought. It’s time to rethink old ideas, because you deserve more.

Financial Nor’easters…Don’t Get Caught In The Storm

Getting through rough nor’easters requires vigilance, preparation, and planning. So does getting through bad weather on Wall Street.