First Quarter 2017 Review

Nicole FloroQuarterly Review

We got off to a nice start in 2017 with a solid uptick in optimism for many portions of the economy.  On the one hand we have optimism and the flip side is a tragically divided and angry nation.  I won’t spend any time trying to psychoanalyze the mindset of our nation, but I will take a few minutes to … Read More

Creating a Budget for Retirement

Nicole FloroRetirement Planning

It only makes sense – but for some reason many retirees live without one. The importance of keeping a budget: You won’t be able to withdraw an unlimited amount of money in retirement.  Some retirees go without a written budget only to regret it later. What comes to mind when you think of the word BUDGET.  Does it remind you … Read More

Update From The Admin

Nicole FloroMFB Wealth Management Events, MFB Wealth Management Updates

Although there have been more dreary days than sunny ones here in Pennsylvania, the blooming flowers and chirping birds are evidence that Spring is here!  As we continue to look ahead to warmer days, here are some events to mark on your calendars. Many of you have joined us in the past for our annual American Funds Shareholder Meeting.  We … Read More

No Words

Nicole FloroLife

We were at our church’s women’s retreat in our small group diving into scripture when simultaneously we all noticed one of the ladies with her head down and tears streaming down her face.  The circle became silent as the group leader asked her what was wrong.  The passage reminded our friend of her late sister. “I had accepted Christ 10 … Read More

The Sixth Annual MFB Client Event

Nicole FloroMFB Wealth Management Events

On a beautiful Saturday morning in early November with crystal clear blue skies and the fall foliage at its peak, 77 friends, family and staff from MFB took a ride out to Bird In Hard, PA to attend the 6th annual MFB Client Event.  This was the largest crowd we ever had! Our day started with a tasty buffet lunch … Read More

Expanding the Team, Keeping the Vision

Nicole FloroMFB Wealth Management Updates

The journey: I am a planner by profession, which is the way God wired me. I have been blessed with the opportunity to help hundreds of people with their plans over the past 17 years. I have asked many of our clients, “If you pull out of our driveway and get run over by a dump truck, how will this … Read More

A Green Hard Hat

Nicole FloroLife

We met a young man one day, a seminarian with a young family.  He took a position in an area warehouse that would let him work overnight in order to attend his classes during the day.  While he wasn’t too thrilled with this arrangement, he knew it was a blessing to be able to study and support his family at … Read More

Time Management – A Modern Parable

Nicole FloroLife

I found this modern parable as I was preparing to teach an adult Sunday School class and hope you find it profitable. – Doug Floro, CFP® ____________________ One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in … Read More

The Shortest Distance

Doug FloroRetirement Planning

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” This saying is common knowledge and common sense, yet we also know that most things in life are not a straight line. For example, getting from point A to point B “as the crow flies” is a straight line because crows know the shortest distance between two points is a straight … Read More

Tax Season Phone Scams

MFB Wealth ManagementTips

Beware of crooks calling you up & claiming to be the IRS Every year, con artists posing as the Internal Revenue Service perpetrate scams on taxpayers. Their weapon is a telephone, and they use it to leave thousands of households poorer. These gambits can seem very convincing, but you need not fall prey to them if you are informed. The … Read More