Cutter Family Finance

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

Keeping Your Budgeting and Exercise Goals Going Throughout the Year

Merely weeks into 2013, many New Year’s resolutions are at risk of becoming little more than faint memories.  As with sticking to any kind of goal, you’ll find yourself running into all kinds of roadblocks in the first month of your effort to change old habits. What we don’t often think about when we’re first […]

A Financial House Divided Cannot Stand

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New Year Means New Rules for IRAs

The dropping of the big ball on New Years Eve usually means resolutions, bowl games, and eating black-eyes-peas for good luck. This year, it also means some new rules taking effect to govern IRAs. According to a study funded by Green IRA, 41%, or 64.8 million households in the United States own an IRA, making […]

Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering it. Though many will argue that the ceiling is still intact, there is no question that women continue to approach it, and many have been able to break through. Despite the focus on that effort, […]

Tackling the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 In 5 Easy Steps

What is the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012? This act is a partial resolution to the United States fiscal cliff by addressing the expiration of certain tax provisions centered around what are called the Bush-era tax cuts. This act tackles the tax revenue side of a Congressional deficit reduction plan, was passed by the […]

The Road to Retirement: “Are We There Yet?”

Many people preparing for retirement feel like a kid on a road trip. “Are we there yet?” It’s the common feeling of anyone aiming for a destination. Unfortunately, for many future retirees it can feel like they are that cartoon character chasing after the sandwich hanging from the stick at their back. They keep running […]

5 Things to Know about your Parents’ Financial Future

Parents spend their entire lives planning for their children’s future but, as goes the circle of life, there comes a point when that responsibility starts to shift.  Many children take on the role of caretaker for their parents.  They do all the things that their parents once did for them: drive them to the store, […]

The Cost of a Healthy Retirement

Ever since the 2008 presidential elections, America has been in whirlwind discussions over our healthcare system.  Any American that has paid attention has had healthcare in the forefront of their mind at some point over the past four years. But it’s becoming an increasingly important issue for a specific group of Americans: The retirees.  The […]

5 of the Top Places to Retire Outside of the U.S.

While it may sound sensational or romantic, retiring in a foreign country also has more pragmatic benefits, leading to a rise in the population of Americans choosing to spend their golden years in other countries. Whether it’s the draw of low costs of living, inexpensive and accessible health care, warmer climate or the charm of […]

How to Teach your Children about Money

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids the right and wrong ways to manage money. When I was a kid, my parents afforded me a small allowance that grew each year, granted there were associated chores that had to be finished in order to receive my allowance. These days, I hear more and […]