Update From The Admin

Nicole FloroMFB Wealth Management Events, MFB Wealth Management Updates

There is no doubt that we are in the middle of summer here in Pennsylvania.  Temperatures have been hanging out in the 90s, the humidity is high, and the thunderstorms are unpredictable!  With vacations for the staff and our clients, summer can be a quiet time of year at the office.  This allows us time to plan our upcoming events … Read More

Mid-Year 2018 Economic Update

Doug FloroQuarterly Review, Retirement Planning, Tips

From the Desk of Doug Floro …  The year is half over and it is a good time to reflect on the first six months and take inventory. How are you doing on your personal goals and “to-do list” so far this year?  What have been the biggest challenges and best God moments at the half-way mark? The view from … Read More

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

Nicole FloroLife, Retirement Planning, Tips

Separating some eldercare facts from some eldercare myths.  How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, here are some facts to dispel some myths. True or false: Medicare will pay for your mom or … Read More

Mr. & Mrs. Mallard

MaryGrace HolcombLife

A pair of snowbirds arrive back into our neighborhood in the borough where we live as an early sign of spring.  It’s great to see them.  They haven’t changed one bit since they left.  He looks so dapper with his head held high in his bright green while she continues to wear her modest brown. It’s fun to watch them … Read More

Fear & Respect

MaryGrace HolcombLife

So often I read my Bible and all I am really doing is looking at the words.   I read it, I understand the story in the passage, but it doesn’t really sink in or impact me in the way that I know it should.  I keep telling myself to stop letting my mind drift and focus, focus, FOCUS!! But then … Read More

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money

Nicole FloroRetirement Planning, Tips

Think about these matters before you leave work for the last time. Retirement planning is not entirely financial. Your degree of happiness in your “second act” may depend on some factors you cannot quantify. Here are a few of those factors as well as the questions they may end up provoking in your mind. Where will you live? This is … Read More

How the Tax Reforms Will Take Effect

Doug FloroRetirement Planning, Tips

There has been a lot of news, opinions, and confusion with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed at the end of 2017.  I have never had a root canal and I am very thankful for that!  I do experience pain when it comes to taxes.  Let’s face it; we have a messy, complicated, and ever changing system … Read More

The Pharisee in Me

MaryGrace HolcombLife

It was time for routine car maintenance.  I made the appointment for an early morning, telling the service manager that I would wait.  Instead of sitting in their plush service waiting area, I decided to take a walk across the street to the fast food place and order a cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich.  I took my Bible with … Read More

Prioritizing Debt

Nicole FloroTips

What is debt?  Debt can come in many forms: sort of good, bad, and evil.  If you ask Dave Ramsey, all debt is DUMB and cash is king! That sounds a little harsh, but is mostly true.  Sometimes debt is unavoidable and is your only option in a tight situation.  Debt can also seem like a good deal if the … Read More

Our Special Joy

MaryGrace HolcombLife

I recently had the privilege to attend a Beth Moore conference.   It was a fantastic day of prayer, music and diving into the Word. One point that was made that remains a constant reminder to me is, “no mystery fascinates the unbeliever more than the believer’s joy.”  When we come to Christ and the Holy Spirit enters us, the unbelievers … Read More