2020 Elections and Our Future: Who Wins?

The other day I met a old college buddy of mine, Gerry, for lunch and to catch up on each other’s lives. Gerry’s a good family guy, married with 3 teenagers with one in college. He and I can certainly relate to each other these days. Gerry has always been a roast beef sandwich guy […]

The Prescription Drug Dilemma . . . It’s a Problem!

Yesterday I swung into the CVS that is down the street from my office to get a prescription filled. Of course, I had forgotten to call ahead, so I dropped off my script and sat down to wait for a few minutes while it was being filled by the pharmacist. An older gentleman, I guessed […]

Medicare For All – What’s the Cost for The Middle Class?

With the Holiday season winding down in the Cutter household, I’ve been reflecting a lot on this past year, and looking forward to what’s to come in 2020. Maeve has been home from college for Christmas so we’ve had a lot of time to catch up, and she’s given me some new ideas to ponder […]

Retirement and the Role of Generic Toilet Paper

With Maeve home from college last weekend, the girls’ thoughts turned to the approach of Halloween. With just a few weeks left, costumes for Halloween were top priority. Sure, they may not trick-or-treat any longer but what teenager can resist a good costume party? So once they’d landed on their disguise of choice, it was […]

Do You Have a Retirement Blind Spot?

I’ve mentioned here before about the new drivers in our house, Sophie and Phoebe. I won’t lie to you that I have to get mentally prepared before hopping into that passenger’s seat with my new drivers; and may even double up on the blood pressure medicine to boot. Seriously, it’s a great feeling to see […]

Don’t Count on Retiring When You Expect

You know the saying “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life”? For many people, that’s such a true statement that they work almost up until the day they die. I have a friend like that, let’s call her Maggie. I have known Maggie for over 20 years. She is […]

Don’t Run Out of Money in Retirement

Last week the Cutters spent the weekend in Dighton to watch Phoebe’s softball tournament. It was a beautiful weekend, and Phoebe brought her best “stuff.” She pitched one heck of a Game One with 11 strikeouts, 2 walks and one unearned run for a win 11-1 against Somerset’s travel team. Game two was a different […]