Teaching Our Youth The Value Of Saving

Over the years, Jeff Cutter and I have covered many topics in this column that we feel are important to our youth, including the benefit of saving money, the value of creating a budget, managing risk, and the importance of creating a financial system. But last summer, we had to encourage our own children to […]







Time Is On Our Children’s Side

Susan and I have written a lot of articles about the importance of starting to save for retirement as early as possible: taking advantage of time and planning for the future at a young age. We have covered topics ranging from how to teach our youth the value of saving to creating a budget to […]







Stop Lying To Yourself About Financial Health

My wife, Jill, has had me on this health kick for the past six months. She has me eating so much “ruffage” I feel like a bunny rabbit. Apparently, I’m getting old and need to put more effort into keeping off the pounds than I used to. I can just imagine my 20-year-old self watching […]







The Financial To-Do List For College Grads

Every year I am asked to teach to the graduating class of my alma mater, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a class on how to create good financial habits. It is a very popular class. And one that I wish I had available to me when I was their age. This year, I was pleasantly surprised. You […]