Economic Advice

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/19/21

Feb 23, 2021

Dow Jones industrial average rose by more than 7% as the economy shrunk 3.5% in 2020. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.


Economic Pulse: Week of 1/29/21

Feb 2, 2021
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

The Lehigh Valley business sentiment index rose by only 3% in January. Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Consumer sentiment posted a surprising increase in early December. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

Economic Pulse: Week of 12/11/20

Dec 15, 2020

The Lehigh Valley's economy grew by 3.4 percent in 2019. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered more than half the jobs lost since spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the area's economy.

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Year-end financial planning review of opportunities.” 

Laurie Siebert returns to the studio for a live show to discuss: “Making the most of your charitable giving.” Laurie also addresses listener questions.

Laurie Siebert talks more about the CARES Act, specifically its impact and benefits for small, local businesses. 

CARES Act, Tax Info & More | Your Financial Choices

Apr 24, 2020

Laurie Siebert is back on air remotely and discusses the CARES Act, highlighting the delay in tax filing, payments, estimated tax payments, what tax returns it applies to, recovery rebates, and the small business programs available.

Economic Pulse: Week of 4/3/2020

Apr 24, 2020
SHAMUS MCGROGGAN | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

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