Cutter Family Finance

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

Is Your Investment Portfolio On Thin Ice?

A nice couple from West Falmouth, let’s call them Ben and Mary, came to see me last week. Part of their New Year’s resolution is to start to take their investments seriously. Ben and Mary moved from the Boston area a few years back. They are 58 and 55 respectively, have saved about a million […]







What One Needs To Know About The ‘Markets’

Jeff ends his articles each week with the instruction to “be vigilant and stay alert.” I agree that it is critical for all of us to be attentive to not only our personal finances, but the financial world in general. How do we do that? Usually, we listen to the news. So, it is important […]







Financial Fitness For 2017 And Beyond

Ahhh . . . New Year’s. It’s that fateful time when we all vow to take control of our bad habits. It is the time each year when we sit, ponder, and reflect on the wrongs in our lives and take action to fix them. For most of us, our resolutions focus on two things: […]







The Financial Year In Review

It has been quite a year, and 2017 promises to be just as exciting. The best thing we can do is stay on our toes and be ready for whatever is to come, and that starts with ensuring that we understand all that happened in 2016.   That’s why I decided this week to highlight […]







These ‘Clever’ Little Gifts Keep On Giving

Doesn’t it seem that once we are through Thanksgiving, Christmas is right upon us? Well, I feel that way and as a result, I am facing crunch time for my Christmas shopping. My girls are easy to buy for; they have no problem telling me exactly what they want, where I can get it, and […]







The Most Wonderful Tax Advantages of the Year

While all three of my girls love this time of year, it is my Phoebe who truly exudes the Christmas spirit. Every year after Thanksgiving, Phoebe decorates her room with lights, ornaments, stuffed Santas, holly, mistletoe . . . it’s like walking into a winter wonderland. In fact, this year Phoebe has a big handmade […]







The Most Stressful Jobs In America

I just read an article about the most stressful jobs in America. Of course, everyone has different opinions on this topic, largely based on their personal experience. I guess it’s not surprising that the top three most stressful, difficult jobs are; 1) serving in the military, 2) being a parent, and 3) owning a small […]







What’s Your Game Plan For Financial Success?

All of my children play multiple team sports. They have for years, and probably will for years to come. Over time, I have watched them all improve at their respective sports. I, on the other hand, am no better at watching them play. I am a nervous mom in the crowd. (My friends will attest […]







Firms Attempt To Change As Someone Starts Watching

Every once in a while my wife, Jill, “trusts” me with the food shopping—under one condition. I bring my daughter Sophie. Which is fine with me, since I really do not like doing it. Sophie does. She can maneuver through a grocery store like no other kid.   Last Saturday, I “got the call” from […]







The Underdog That Trumps All Underdogs

This year has brought its fair share of upsets. Lebron and his Cavs came back from being down 1-3 in the NBA finals, to bring the first championship to the organization. More recently, the Cubs overcame that same 1-3 deficit to win the World Series for the first time in over a century. But last […]