Fiduciary Ruling Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Every one of you Cutter Family Finance readers should be familiar with the DOL’s fiduciary rule (the one requiring all financial advisors who provide investment advice to retirement accounts to act in their clients’ best interest). Several of these articles have explained what the rule means, what will change, how it will affect you, and—most […]







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 […]







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, […]







Nothing To Lose And Everything To Gain

I really do not like traveling for work, seriously. I am a family guy. Most nights, I coach my girls’ softball teams; go home for supper; hang out with the kids to hear about their day; say prayers and kiss them goodnight; watch some TV with Jill; and then hit the rack. I know, I […]







Investors Shouldn’t Settle For What Is ‘Suitable’

Susan and I recently taught a class on retirement at the Falmouth Recreation Center through the Falmouth Adult Education program. In this class we teach folks how to cement a solid retirement foundation so they don’t have their golden years crumble. One of the six areas we cover is investments. Unsolicited, one of the students […]