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.

Some Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

The old rule of retirement was that you could withdraw 4% from your investments every year to make your money last. That rule is out the window. What do you do now?

How ‘Modern’ Is Your Portfolio?

My girls came in to the office last week to fulfill their summer duties as the official Cutter Financial Group landscaping crew. I have to admit, they do good work, although with the size of our office front lawn, they don’t have a sprawling forest to contend with. Next time you drive past our office […]

Are Those Fees ‘Reasonable’?

It is hard for me to believe that our oldest daughter, Maeve, is finishing up her freshman year of high school in just a few months. It feels like yesterday that we put her on the school bus for her first day of school. In recent years, Maeve has earned the nickname “The Wizard” because, […]

Investing–America’s Favorite Pastime

I believe that there are a lot of life lessons to be learned from sports: dedication, determination, desire, and hard work, to name a few. These are all things that I want my girls to learn in their youth to carry with them for the rest of their lives. As springtime rolls around, they are […]

Retirement Calculators—Tools Or Fools?

If you’re like most people worrying about your financial future, you have likely found yourself in this scenario: It’s 2 AM and you are lying awake in your bed, worrying about the cost of your kid’s college, market volatility, the future of Social Security, and numerous other concerns. If so, then you have probably also […]

Is Understanding Risk Important? You Bet!

Donny from Sandwich came to see me this past week. Donny is a good guy. He is 60 years old and a retired school teacher. He is married and has a sprinkling of grandkids. Donny hopes to have a long and healthy retirement. He has a pension from the school system but that does not […]