Second Quarter Economic Update

Doug FloroMFB Wealth Management Updates, Quarterly Review

Here we are smack dab in the middle of the hazy, hot and humid weather and a confused world looks for direction.  Baseball is having “summer camp” right now and hopes to start a 60 game season on July 23rd.  NHL hockey, a winter sport hopes to start their playoffs August 1st with all games in Canada and the NBA … Read More

Thoughts & Words from Andy

Nicole FloroLife, Retirement Planning, Tips

Let’s talk about staying invested, corporate bankruptcies, and Tesla taking over the auto industry.  Here we go: There is Always a Reason to Sell – A great chart that shows us there is always a seemingly logical reason to sell.  Recent headlines may make us think, “we should take some gains off the table,” or “we should wait until things … Read More

Market Behavior & The Economy

Nicole FloroRetirement Planning

As states cautiously begin the process of relaxing their COVID-19 restrictions, some are wondering, “Why is the stock market doing so well when the economy is doing so poorly?” It’s a great question, and fortunately, one that’s been answered before. To find the answer, we’ll need to dust off those economic textbooks of yesteryear and turn to the chapter on … Read More

“Passover is Cancelled Because of the Plague.”

Nicole FloroLife

It sounds like a joke, right? If I said that to you in our last quarterly newsletter, you would not believe me, but today it is a sad reality. People of faith around the globe are not gathering to celebrate and commemorate. For Christians this is Holy week and this Sunday is an Easter that we will always remember. There … Read More

Anxious about COVID-19? This may help.

Nicole FloroLife, Tips

How are you holding up?  If you’re like many of us, you’re probably feeling some level of anxiety regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.  And that’s okay.  We’re living in a time when feeling helpless is understandable.  Ultimately, what matters is how we choose to respond. One of the ways I try to mitigate anxiety is by helping others.  Since so many … Read More

Malachi

Doug FloroLife, Tips

I recently had the opportunity to teach a six-week class on the Old Testament book of Malachi.  Chapter three has some well-known verses about tithing.  I have been asked my opinion on the subject many times over the past twenty years and I would like to share a few thoughts and scripture references with you. Most would certainly agree that … Read More

The SECURE Act

Nicole FloroRetirement Planning

Long-established retirement account rules change. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, it … Read More

Some Thoughts on Charitable Giving

Nicole FloroRetirement Planning, Tips

For those of you that don’t know me yet, I’m Jamie Shoup.  I have participated in three or four MFB events as well as seeing some of you at the Souderton office. I am one of the wealth advisors with the FSA team in Montgomeryville that has been partnering with MFB since 2017.  Some of you know us as the … Read More

How Medigap Choices Are Changing

Doug FloroRetirement Planning

Plan F is fading away, and Plan G may gain more popularity. As if the alphabet soup Medicare and supplemental insurance wasn’t already confusing, now we have some significant changes to certain plans coming in 2020. The cost for 2020 Medicare Part B has not been officially announced yet, but it is safe to say that there will be an … Read More