InFocus: The economy and your finances in 2017

This year saw big fluctuations in the stock market and in recent weeks it has reached record highs.

CHICOPEE, Mass.(WWLP) – As the end of the year quickly approaches, many of us are thinking about holiday festivities. But, our mindsets switch on January first when we face the reality of how much we spent in December, and prepare for upcoming tax filings.

This Sunday on 22News InFocus we’re going to be discussing how President-elect Trump’s new administration will shape the national and global financial markets, and how it may affect your personal finances. We’ll have suggestions on how to create a budget and set financial goals, and what you should be doing now to organize your documents for filing taxes. We’ll also find out which sectors of the economy may be worth investing in.

Our guests this week are John Rogers, Professor of Economics at American International College; Mark Teed, Senior Vice President of Investments at Raymond James Financial; Todd Christian, a financial counselor at Cambridge Credit Counseling; and Paul Mancinone, CPA and owner of Paul Mancinone Company.

Learn more about how the economy may affect your personal finances in 2017, on 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon. You can see the program LIVE on the air or streaming on your mobile device using the new 22News app. If you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at