Lessons with Leaders – LV Discourse

Lessons with Leaders – a quarterly feature of Lehigh Valley Discourse. Laurie Siebert’s guest was CEO and President of City Center Investment Corporation, J.B. Reilly. They discuss Reilly’s passion for building communities, and explore the partners and focus that helps make Reilly’s community building happen. LISTEN AT WDIY.ORG (Original air date: June 7, 2018)


Radio Show Host Named Businesswoman of the Year

Our host and Senior Vice President at Valley National Financial Advisors, Laurie A. Siebert, was honored as 2016 Businesswoman of the Year at the second annual BW NICE Red Shoe Luncheon & Fashion Show. READ MORE


NEWS: Laurie featured on PICPA Beyond the Copy

Our host, Laurie Siebert, was interviewed for PICPA’s (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Beyond the Copy about Using Client Tax Returns for Financial Planning.
WATCH THE VIDEO at valleynationalgroup.com/news.


Laurie’s Blog: WDIY News

NEWS: “WDIY Receives Approval from FCC to Triple Its Broadcast Power”
Read this and other news at the WDIY website – WDIY.org


Laurie’s Blog

Happy Anniversary to WDIY – 20 years!


Laurie’s Blog – Happy Holidays

“Your Financial Choices” will not air live shows on Christmas Eve (December 24) or on New Year’s Eve (December 31). Laurie will return with a live show on Wednesday, January 7th. Listeners can still submit questions online right here at yourfinancialchoices.com. Visit wdiy.org for alternate programming schedules during the holiday weeks.


Laurie’s Blog – To withdraw, or not, from a 401(k) – that is the question

To withdraw, or not, from a 401(k) – that is the question. Read the article featuring your host Laurie Siebert at CNBC.com


Laurie’s Blog – Paying Taxes Online

The IRS makes it easier to pay your tax bill with IRS Direct Pay, a free online tool.  Individuals can pay regular federal income tax or quarterly estimated income tax payments and schedule them up to 30 days in advance.  The payments come out of your checking or savings account and you receive automatic confirmation.  The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Visit irs.gov for more information.


Laurie’s Blog – Savings Bonds

Lest you forget you have them, many US Savings Bonds tucked away in drawers, cupboards and safe deposit boxes may have matured without your realizing or remembering.  Let this be a little reminder to check if there may be bonds lurking out there.  If they haven’t matured, they may still be earning a great rate of interest but the interest can adjust as well.  What you may have been receiving initially may have dropped.  You can create an inventory of your bonds on the Treasury website.  The report will give you the current value, interest earned, interest rate, next payment and maturity date of your bonds.  You can store the inventory and update it periodically without having to enter all the information again. You can find more information about US Savings Bonds at treasurydirect.gov.


Laurie’s Blog – Unclaimed Money

Have you ever forgotten about an old bank account?  How would you know if you forgot about it?  Run a periodic check of unclaimed property that you may not even know you have.  You can do an internet search for unclaimed property for your state of residence or prior state of residence and then search for your name.  You should never have to pay anyone to claim lost funds.  Each state provides the means to identify and claim lost property.  You will have to provide certain documentation to prove your claim. For Pennsylvania, go to www.patreasury.gov.