Posts Categorized: Legislation and Regulation Affecting Investments

Have You Thought Through the Concerns Which May Require an Estate Plan?

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Couples growing older together enjoy the enviable status of having a companion late into life. But in most such cases, one spouse eventually becomes widowed or a widower. It is difficult enough to deal with the loss of a spouse. It’s important to plan ahead as a couple to ensure that the surviving spouse isn’t… Read more »

What Entity Type Is Best When Seeking Venture Capital?

Posted by & filed under Biotechnology, Financial Planning, HealthCare, Tax Advisory.

Guest Article By Chris Whalen, CPA: Starting a business is extremely complex, and it is very easy to make mistakes that can incur tax penalties and also hurt your chances for acquiring financing. Let’s say you were starting a company and needed to raise capital. You have to decide what entity to create. What are… Read more »

YOU Are a CPA or Enrolled Agent

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You Are a CPA or Enrolled Agent. Your Smart, You Work Hard and Your Clients Rely on You For Your Advice and Sound Judgement. Your Clients Want More Than Tax Preparation. They Hire You to Help Them Reduce Their Tax Liability. You May Recommend Contributing to Their IRA, Monitoring Their Company Retirement Plan, an Investment… Read more »

The Market-How High is High?

Posted by & filed under Investment Portfolio Management for Less, Legislation and Regulation Affecting Investments, Portfolio Management, The Economy.

The Market-How High is High? Remember the Crash of 1987, the S&L and Commercial Real Estate Crises of the Early 90’s, the Bursting of the Internet Bubble in March of 2000, 9/11, the Closing of the Markets for Two Weeks, the Ensuing 2001-2003 Recession, the 2008 Financial Crises. Has a Pro Business President Who Says… Read more »

Building a New Foundation-The Fiduciary Rule

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It started with Dodd-Frank. The legislative response to the Financial Crises. The battle cry of never again has touched every corner of the financial and investment industry. Banks, mortgages, credit cards, investments, retirement plans and loans have all been reregulated. Banks are now required to keep higher capital requirements as a result of the expanded… Read more »

Government Releases Guidance on Employee Notification About the Implementation of Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014

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The Department of Labor and the Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) Have Released Guidance on the Required Employee Notification About the Creation of a Health Insurance Marketplace. These Notifications Carry the Requirement to Notify Employees of: The Existence of the Marketplace Also Known as the Exchange A Description of the Services Provided by the Marketplace How… Read more »

Health Care:

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Health Care: How Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Affect You? The Pennsylvania State Wide Health Insurance Exchange Goes Into Effect in 2014. The Affordable Care Act has Been Phasing in Over 2012 and 2013. More Takes Effect in 2014. The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has Created a Policy and Issue… Read more »