Cutter Family Finance

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

Protecting Your Identity

Credit bureau hacks are such a routine news story these days, it’s easy to get lulled into a sense of complacency about what to do. Educated investors can follow these tips to make sure they’re well-protected.

Keeping Your Finances Secure During Natural Disasters

Natural disasters may not just threaten lives and property but can have a profound effect on finances too. Find out what you need to do to protect your finances during storms and other events.

Fiduciary Ruling Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Changes to the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule has long-ranging effects for investors and their advisors. Find out how to make sure you’re protected by understanding these important new rules.

Do I Need Long-Term Care? It is Not That Simple

Planning for long-term care in your retirement can help preserve your wealth not just to make your own golden years easier but also to secure your legacy.

Paying Medical Bills: Understand Your Options

Don’t let unforeseen medical expenses crush your financial goals. Learn some tips to help navigate the expensive and confusing labyrinth of medical costs and insurance.

Traits of Financial Success You Can Understand

I love using comparisons to simplify and explain difficult life concepts. My kids, at this point, hate them. In our house, my kids refer to them as “life lessons.” Life lessons, in the Cutter household, always start something like this, “Well, you know, Phoebe, it’s kind of like…” and that’s usually as far as I […]

Financial Opportunities For Military Families

My son, Max, is going into his junior year of high school. Since he has started thinking about college, we have had many conversations about career choices. We have talked about the pros and cons of different jobs, including the salary potential. I would love to tell my kids to just “do what they love”—but […]

Riding The Social Security Merry-Go-Round

By the time you read this article, I will be recovering from shoulder surgery. I’d like to tell you that I hurt myself doing something exciting or interesting like doing an Iron Man competition, or maybe hurting it while making the final push up to the summit of Mt. Everest. Nope, not me. Unfortunately, my […]

It’s Not Just Your Kids Who Need Help

We have written a few articles recently about parents trying to help their children become financially responsible adults. We’ve talked about young kids, high school-age kids, even young adults. And although many parents are vigilant about their kids’ financial future simply because they love them and want them to be successful, deep down we all […]

Mistakes All 25-Year-Olds Must Avoid

A few weeks ago, I met with a couple of clients of mine that I have worked with for a number of years now. I will call them Bob and June. Bob and June have been a pleasure to work with and are two of the most vigilant folks I know. As we were finishing […]